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?
Managers Managing Manager’s Management
Managers Managing Management’s Management
Management’s Management Managing Management
So many variants, so many things that can be done with the M words! I suppose in one way or another they all mean the same thing, managing the management. I will stop this now, please do read on… Continue reading Managers Managing Manager’s Management
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
“An act of deliberate disloyalty, to be false, to breach confidence, a violation of trust”
Ugly word isn’t it? Betrayal. So much venom, poison and dark intentions yet it exists. I am sure that in our good human hearts we would like to believe that no one would set out to betray another intentionally. After all the feelings it leaves those reeling with are in no way positive and can be raw, damaging and upsetting. Quite often a deliberate act of betrayal can affect a wider circle that the direct victim. Continue reading Employer Betrayal – The Ultimate Change
What type of team do you work in? No doubt there are lots of different personalities within it, some you like, some not so much. Teams are made up of so many different types and I thought as it is November 5th, that it would be fun to create some personalities based on the most well known fireworks that we find in the selection packs each year. Of course this is not a real psychological test, it is just a bit of fun, however you might recognise some of these bright sparks in your team! Continue reading Damp Squib or Rocket? What Personalities are In Your Team?
The world is now engulfed in the phenomenon that is 50 Shades of Grey and, as Grey this new take on the original story is released just in time for the DVD release (handy) and I am continuing to draw parallels between this and management. Continue reading 50 Shades of Management – Autonomy, Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down!
Strategy-Looking for the Light in the Fog.
Management words make me laugh out loud, not because they are particularly funny, but because many managers like using them and do not really have a ‘Scooby doo’ what they mean. Just because they are a manager they feel they have to engage in this ‘high register’ line of chitchat, which somehow makes them sound or appear ‘managerial’. Amongst these word is ‘strategy’. You here it a lot on The Apprentice, “what was your strategy?” or “we didn’t have a strategy” and more often “the reason we failed the task Sir Alan, was because we didn’t have a strategy.” I swear you could play a drinking game with that word. Every time the ‘S’ word is dropped you take a drink. You’d be on your back in no time. Now that is a strategy!
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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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Think You’re Entitled? – Think again…
Have heard about the latest disease that is creeping into our society? It is very contagious and is reaching almost pandemic levels. Sufferer’s symptoms include a true belief in their own hype with feelings of extreme resentment if rejected or let down, a deep sense of expectation…somehow without any evidence of earning. There can be a chronic arrogance leading to an overall sensation of entitlement. This disease is so prevalent that I am calling it WOMAL syndrome, which stands for the ‘World Owes Me A Living.’
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