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12 02, 2020

Manager as a Coach

By |2020-02-12T15:04:54+00:00February 12th, 2020|Empathy, High Performance Culture, Leadership, Management, Organisational Culture, Organisational Performance|Comments Off on Manager as a Coach

I recently facilitated a Leadership and Management Development workshop for a group of senior managers where the topic of the day was ‘Manager as a Coach’. It was an interesting day that highlighted the intrinsic relationship between coaching and team development and the result when a manager as a coach is absent. “I haven’t got time for that as well as manage the team’ This is a common barrier. Time-strapped managers often will get on with their own work whilst also taking on work from colleagues just to get the job done, rather than sitting down and coaching their teams. [...]

10 05, 2019

Is keeping your own perspective damaging your team performance?

By |2019-05-10T13:48:12+01:00May 10th, 2019|Perspective|Comments Off on Is keeping your own perspective damaging your team performance?

One of my favourite topics to discuss on any training course, whether that be on management development, leadership development, team development or sales development training courses is Perspective. It is a favourite topic because, firstly when people understand how it works it can have so much movement as part of people’s development. My other reason, it is one of those things that everyone does exceptionally well, operating from their own perspective. To connect to the people around us effectively we need to first understand how we perceive the world and then how others perceive it. Our Perceptions  We all [...]

23 04, 2019

The Boy Band Technique

By |2019-04-23T10:24:39+01:00April 23rd, 2019|Articles, High Performance Culture, Interpersonal Skills, Presenting|Comments Off on The Boy Band Technique

I was recently running a Presentation Skills workshop, which is one of my favourite courses to run. Seeing the change that people can make when they receive just a little feedback is very rewarding. During this workshop we were looking particularly at how people co-present in pairs or in groups. I introduced the workshop delegates to my theory “the Boy Band Technique”. Cast your mind back to the late 90’s, for those of us that have that memory, for those a little younger I should still be able to explain this one. In the late 90’s there was a [...]

16 04, 2019

I can do it quicker… and it is ruining my work life!

By |2019-04-16T12:05:25+01:00April 16th, 2019|Interpersonal Skills, Management, Organisational Culture, Organisational Performance, Success|Comments Off on I can do it quicker… and it is ruining my work life!

It is true that no one knows how to complete a task in your department like you do. You have worked hard all of your career to become a manager and built your team up around you to be successful. You, the manager, understand all of the component parts that come together to get things done. You live and breathe the work you do, which is why you can get things done faster than most. When looking at the development of a team, understanding how team members go from the enthusiastic beginner right up to the most self-reliant achiever, [...]

29 08, 2018

Superhero Powers and Leadership Development

By |2018-08-29T16:00:54+01:00August 29th, 2018|High Performance Culture, Leadership, Management, Organisational Performance, Self Actualisation, Self Regard, Success|Comments Off on Superhero Powers and Leadership Development

“What would be your Superhero power?” This is the question posed to me on a recent management development programme. At lunch time we had got to talking about the most recent Avengers movie, which had all the Superheroes, all the powers. We all stepped in to the superhero world together and discussed the merits of which one we would be and the powers we would have. Wonder-woman and Superman did quite well in the discussion, followed by Captain Marvel (but I think this could be spoilers for a new film). What does the debate over Superhero’s have to do with Management, [...]

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