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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, [...]

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 [...]

19 02, 2018

Developing Emotional Intelligence – Part 8 – Empathy 

By |2018-02-19T16:00:26+00:00February 19th, 2018|Emotional Intelligence, Empathy, Engagement, Happiness, High Performance Culture, Leadership, Management, Organisational Culture, Organisational Happiness, Organisational Performance, Success|Comments Off on Developing Emotional Intelligence – Part 8 – Empathy 

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 [...]

29 01, 2018

Developing Emotional Intelligence – Part 6 – Independence

By |2018-01-29T16:00:03+00:00January 29th, 2018|Belief, Business, Emotional Intelligence, Engagement, Goal Setting, High Performance Culture, Independence, Leadership, Management, Organisational Culture, Organisational Happiness, Organisational Performance, Passion, Success|Comments Off on Developing Emotional Intelligence – Part 6 – Independence

This blog is part of a series of blogs where we explore Emotional Intelligence. We will look 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 [...]

15 01, 2018

Developing Emotional Intelligence – Part 4 – Emotion Expression

By |2018-01-15T16:00:10+00:00January 15th, 2018|Belief, Business, Emotion Expression, Emotional Intelligence, Engagement, Goal Setting, Happiness, High Performance Culture, Leadership, Management, Organisational Culture, Organisational Happiness, Organisational Performance, Passion, Success|Comments Off on Developing Emotional Intelligence – Part 4 – Emotion Expression

This blog is part of a series of blogs where we explore Emotional Intelligence. We will look 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. Here’s a little detail to get this blog going, 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 [...]

2 01, 2018

Developing Emotional Intelligence – Part 2 – Self Actualisation 

By |2018-01-02T16:22:48+00:00January 2nd, 2018|Belief, Emotional Intelligence, Engagement, Goal Setting, Happiness, High Performance Culture, Leadership, Management, Organisational Culture, Organisational Happiness, Organisational Performance, Passion, Self Actualisation, Success|Comments Off on Developing Emotional Intelligence – Part 2 – Self Actualisation 

This blog is part of a series of blogs where we explore Emotional Intelligence. We will look at ways to be able to develop and enhance our own perceived levels of Emotional Intelligence. What is Emotional Intelligence? Well, you can take a look at our previous blog What is Emotional Intelligence and How Can I develop it, to find out some more. 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 [...]

14 12, 2017

Developing Emotional Intelligence – Part 1 – Self Regard

By |2017-12-14T13:45:53+00:00December 14th, 2017|Belief, Emotional Intelligence, Engagement, Goal Setting, Happiness, High Performance Culture, Leadership, Management, Organisational Culture, Organisational Happiness, Organisational Performance, Passion, Self Regard, Success|Comments Off on Developing Emotional Intelligence – Part 1 – Self Regard

This blog is part of a series of blogs where we explore Emotional Intelligence. We will look at ways to be able to develop and enhance our own perceived levels of Emotional Intelligence. What is Emotional Intelligence? Well, you can take a look at our previous blog What is Emotional Intelligence and How Can I develop it, to find out some more. 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 [...]

11 10, 2017

Are you Listening? Actually Listening? – The art of listening is not totally lost.

By |2017-10-11T22:50:54+01:00October 11th, 2017|Business, Emotional Intelligence, Engagement, High Performance Culture, Leadership, Management, Organisational Culture, Organisational Happiness, Organisational Performance, Presenting, Success, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Are you Listening? Actually Listening? – The art of listening is not totally lost.

Listen. What do you hear right now? For many people what can be heard right now. Over all of the noise in the background. Over the person who may be speaking to you. Right now you can hear your own voice. Thats what you are listening to. The voice inside your head that is formulating the planned response to what should be listened to. How often does that voice disrupt communication? There are two reasons why people are not good at listening The majority of the time we stop listening when we have heard something that we want to respond [...]

4 09, 2017

Accountability, supporting the development of High Performing Teams

By |2017-09-04T15:57:41+01:00September 4th, 2017|Business, Emotional Intelligence, Goal Setting, High Performance Culture, Leadership, Management, Organisational Culture, Organisational Performance, SMART Goals, Success, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Accountability, supporting the development of High Performing Teams

It is hard work managing a team, made even harder by everyone’s different levels of ability and speed to be able to complete tasks. For any team to be a High Performing Team the leader needs to know everyone’s ability. The leader needs to be able to drive them forward to work autonomously and foster accountability. There is a tendency within a wide population of leaders to be disablers rather than enablers. This is done with the best of intentions. Two of the biggest disablers in organisations are: I can do it myself. Have you ever heard yourself say, or [...]

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