Are You Happy With Your Decision Making Skills?
Arguably one of the greatest skills a person can have is to make effective decisions. It has direct links with problem solving and we look for it in Managers and Sales People and in ourselves in day-to-day life; we are all faced with having to make decisions, from what type of socks to wear through to whether we want to be in or out of Europe. Continue reading Are You Happy with Your Decision Making Skills?
Coaching – A Chat with Moments Ranging from Ignition to Inferno
Coaching then. I quite often hear people say “it’s just a professional name for a bit of a chat isn’t it?” well in a funny way yes it is. Yet what a chat it can often turn out to be. Continue reading Coaching – Ignition to Inferno
Here’s the situation we have all been in. You are asked by your manager to come into a room for “a quick word“. You both sit down and your manager asks you how you have been and makes a little smalltalk. He or she proceeds to tell how well you have been doing with a certain project, or compliments you on something you have done, and all the while the only word you can hear in your head is “But?” Then the bad news comes, whatever that may be, and then after that a little pep talk to make you feel all warm and fuzzy again. Or is it to make the manager feel better about having to have “a quick word“? Doesn’t matter. This is the classic ‘shit sandwich’ technique that has been trained in management since time began. Start with something nice, then the nasty bit, then end with something nice. Classic stuff and without doubt it does have its place.
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Management Training-All Sheep Dip & BullShit? or Something That Needs An Overhaul?
Wow, I have really had my eyes opened about management training recently. There is a saying that a little bit of knowledge in the wrong hands is a dangerous thing, well imagine what happens when you have a lot of it!
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Adventures in Management-The New Manager
In the last few weeks I have been leading management training. This training has been specifically for people who are either new to management or thinking that they would like to be developed as a manager.
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How do I become a better Leader Manager?
The Leader Manager’s Journey
“Whatever type of manager you are, be a good one.” Abraham Lincoln
The Overall Message
The manager has a role that can be as tough as it can be rewarding. This one-day or two-day ‘journey’ encounters the main tools and techniques required to be an effective leader/manager using real life examples to bring the theory to life and therefore make it useful.
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