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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. [...]

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, [...]

6 11, 2018

Why is it so important to develop workplace trust?

By |2018-11-06T10:42:31+00:00November 6th, 2018|Belief, Business, High Performance Culture, Leadership, Management, Organisational Culture, Organisational Happiness, Organisational Performance, Passion|Comments Off on Why is it so important to develop workplace trust?

When managing issues around employee engagement, productivity or performance in any business; creating a sense of trust is one of the key factors to consider. Trust is the foundation of all relationships and interactions; it is just as important in professional relationships as it is in personal ones. When you find poor productivity and performance within a team environment, you can be sure a level of mistrust lies at the heart of the issue. A business that creates a strong sense of trust in the workplace, and actively encourages Leaders, Managers and Team Members to build trusting relationships is [...]

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, [...]

7 08, 2018

Performance, What does good look like? Do you really know?

By |2020-07-06T12:36:29+01:00August 7th, 2018|Belief, Business, Goal Setting, High Performance Culture, Leadership, Management, Organisational Culture, Organisational Performance, SMART Goals|Comments Off on Performance, What does good look like? Do you really know?

Organisations the world over are only as good as the team of people working within that business. The success of the business is driven by the performance everyone. Ultimately the managers that drive that performance are responsible. However, many of the conversations I have with managers on development programmes are about how they can put in to context “What good looks like?”. They seem to fall in to a trap of not delegating soon enough and hindering the development of within teams.  Recently when working with a great group of aspiring managers taking part in a “Stepping in to Managment” [...]

9 04, 2018

Developing Emotional Intelligence – Part 15 – Optimism

By |2018-04-09T16:00:27+01:00April 9th, 2018|Emotional Intelligence, Happiness, High Performance Culture, Leadership, Management, Optimism, Organisational Culture, Organisational Happiness, Organisational Performance, Success, The Happiness Effect|Comments Off on Developing Emotional Intelligence – Part 15 – Optimism

This blog is the last in a series of blogs exploring Emotional Intelligence. Looking at ways to be able to develop and enhance our own perceived levels of Emotional Intelligence. I say it is the last but it is such a great subject that there will be more. What is Emotional Intelligence? To gain a greater understanding you can read a previous blog What is Emotional Intelligence and How Can I develop it, for more detail. However, Emotional intelligence is all about how well you understand your own emotions and the emotions of others, and the ability to identify and [...]

2 04, 2018

Developing Emotional Intelligence – Part 14 – Stress Management

By |2018-04-02T16:00:43+01:00April 2nd, 2018|Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Management, Organisational Culture, Organisational Happiness, Organisational Performance, Stress Managment|Comments Off on Developing Emotional Intelligence – Part 14 – Stress Management

This blog is part of a series of blogs exploring Emotional Intelligence. Looking at ways to be able to develop and enhance our own perceived levels of Emotional Intelligence. What is Emotional Intelligence? To gain a greater understanding you can read a previous blog What is Emotional Intelligence and How Can I develop it, for more detail. However, Emotional intelligence is all about how well you understand your own emotions and the emotions of others, and the ability to identify and manage them. Emotional Intelligence, also known as “Ei” or “EQ”, is now well established set of “Competencies” that contribute [...]

26 03, 2018

Developing Emotional Intelligence – Part 13 – Flexibility

By |2018-03-26T16:00:22+01:00March 26th, 2018|Emotional Intelligence, Engagement, Flexibility, High Performance Culture, Leadership, Management, Organisational Culture, Organisational Happiness, Organisational Performance|Comments Off on Developing Emotional Intelligence – Part 13 – Flexibility

This blog is part of a series of blogs exploring Emotional Intelligence. Looking at ways to be able to develop and enhance our own perceived levels of Emotional Intelligence. What is Emotional Intelligence? To gain a greater understanding you can read a previous blog What is Emotional Intelligence and How Can I develop it, for more detail. However, Emotional intelligence is all about how well you understand your own emotions and the emotions of others, and the ability to identify and manage them. Emotional Intelligence, also known as “Ei” or “EQ”, is now well established set of “Competencies” that contribute [...]

19 03, 2018

Developing Emotional Intelligence – Part 12 – Impulse Control

By |2018-03-19T16:00:02+00:00March 19th, 2018|Business, Emotional Intelligence, Engagement, Impulse Control, Leadership, Management, Organisational Culture, Organisational Happiness, Organisational Performance|Comments Off on Developing Emotional Intelligence – Part 12 – Impulse Control

This blog is part of a series of blogs exploring Emotional Intelligence. Looking at ways to be able to develop and enhance our own perceived levels of Emotional Intelligence. What is Emotional Intelligence? To gain a greater understanding you can read a previous blog What is Emotional Intelligence and How Can I develop it, for more detail. However, Emotional intelligence is all about how well you understand your own emotions and the emotions of others, and the ability to identify and manage them. Emotional Intelligence, also known as “Ei” or “EQ”, is now well established set of “Competencies” that contribute [...]

12 03, 2018

Developing Emotional Intelligence – Part 11 – Reality Testing

By |2018-03-12T16:00:51+00:00March 12th, 2018|Belief, Emotional Intelligence, Engagement, Happiness, High Performance Culture, Leadership, Management, Organisational Culture, Organisational Happiness, Organisational Performance, Reality Testing|Comments Off on Developing Emotional Intelligence – Part 11 – Reality Testing

This blog is part of a series of blogs exploring Emotional Intelligence. Looking at ways to be able to develop and enhance our own perceived levels of Emotional Intelligence. What is Emotional Intelligence? To gain a greater understanding you can read a previous blog What is Emotional Intelligence and How Can I develop it, for more detail. However, Emotional intelligence is all about how well you understand your own emotions and the emotions of others, and the ability to identify and manage them. Emotional Intelligence, also known as “Ei” or “EQ”, is now well established set of “Competencies” that contribute [...]

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