Tag: relationship building

10 Things for Managers To Do With a Spare Hour

December 20, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

There are those times when you’ve got your management act together when you reach those ‘One Minute Manager’ (Ken Blanchard) moments. In the first book of the series (there are lots of great follow-ups), our star manager ensures that he’s able to spend a fair bit of time gazing out of the window because all […]

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Who Is Running Your Show?

November 12, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

The best managers do what they are supposed to do. They lead and manage their people to deliver the outcomes that their role requires. Be this in a business that delivers products and services; an organization that is there to serve the public or maybe a not-for-profit body who do their best for those who […]

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Managing Expectations

September 27, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

There’s a small action you can take, right away, that will build confidence in you personally, as well as ensuring that the trust that your people have in you is high. I’m pretty sensitive to it – perhaps it’s just the way I am – but it’s a very important behavior that I notice easily […]

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Appreciation – Learning from Your Team

August 30, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

One of the simplest management tactics you can use to build trust and positive morale is where you find a small amount of time in your day to appreciate your people. This can take the form of praise; encouragement; delegation and even that simplest of activities, just saying ‘thank you’. Sometimes even just keeping it […]

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Showing Your Face

June 28, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Are you ready to be amazed? There’s a simple way to make a difference in the way you relate to those in your team. If you are focused in what you do, it will take no time at all, cost nothing and revolutionize the way that your people perceive you. Why managers don’t do this […]

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Are You Ready?

June 13, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

In ‘The West Wing’ there’s a pivotal moment at the start of Season Two (just working my way through the box set!). There has been a shooting attempt on the President’s team and through a series of flashbacks to when his presidential campaign began, Jed Bartlet is seen behaving like a bit of an arsehole […]

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Why Asking For Help Works For Managers

April 29, 2010 | By

Management can be a tricky role to play. Not only is the work challenging, but sometimes it’s hard to find the help you need. Yet there are people all around. The simple act of asking you team for help can be a difficult step for many managers, because it can seem to be that they […]

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People Management – Having An Open/Closed Door Policy

April 28, 2010 | By

It’s important to be accessible to your people. Being available means that you have the opportunities to bond and be willing to create excellent relationships. And there’s a time to stop as well. We are sociable animals. As managers, there is nothing in us that makes us different from the rest of humanity. We like […]

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Outcomes to Seek When Building Workplace Relationships

March 11, 2010 | By

The relationships any manager builds with his employees is the critical factor that will decide whether they are successful. No manager is an island and with the help and support of their team, they will be able to deliver. There is work to do to achieve this. Managers make relationships with the people in their […]

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Management Tactics – No Winners With Win/Lose Or Lose/Win

March 6, 2010 | By

In every relationship we have, we need to be focused enough to ensure that there is a balance between both sides. When there is not, that’s when the trouble begins. The workplace is definitely no exception… The relationships that we make as managers with our people are the invaluable partnerships that enable us to deliver […]

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