I’ve been fired twice. Once from a seasonal job in Switzerland – for insubordination. (If you know me, that won’t surprise you at all – and in my defence, I was very young). And a year or so later for not ‘looking the part’ (my ‘just out of student life’ gear didn’t work in the hallowed… Read more »
Posts Tagged: management development
I recently shared a post giving you 7 ways to significantly reduce your meeting times. One of my loyal (and very experienced) readers Harry Brooks read the article and added these additional tips which I think are great!
Depending on how much you love Christmas that heading made you sigh or smile…….. The thing is many of us wait until 1st January to think about how we want our next year to pan out. But imagine if you started now – If there is just ONE thing you would like to be different… Read more »
As always I’m taking a break from writing new blogs in August to recharge my batteries (I try to practise what I preach) so over this month I will be sharing four of this year’s most popular blog posts with you. If you haven’t read them yet….here’s your chance! This week it’s: Tricky Workplace Conversations
As always I’m taking a break from writing new blogs in August to recharge my batteries (I try to practise what I preach) so over this month I will be sharing four of this year’s most popular blog posts with you. If you haven’t read them yet….here’s your chance! This week it’s: This article in The… Read more »
There’s been a bit of a theme in the team coaching and 1-1 work I’ve been doing this last couple of months and I wanted to share it with you. It’s this – we say we want people to contribute, to share ideas, to challenge our thinking – and yet we do just about everything… Read more »
Last week I wrote about the importance of building a firm foundation when you lead or join a new team. This is not a ‘one off’ exercise but it doesn’t have to mean you spend days and days off-site unless you choose to.
Following my last blog, and my offer of support, I had six emails from various people asking for some advice and guidance for their team. Claire (I have her permission to share this story with you) is struggling to help some of her team members improve their communication with each other on key projects. So important… Read more »
I’ve been working with teams for the last twenty years as a coach – and prior to that was in a variety of junior and senior global and virtual teams myself. I was also on the UK Board of the ICF for two years. In all that time, I’ve come to realise the importance of… Read more »
Research conducted by Penna indicates that ‘Managers believe they are much stronger at the people aspects of their role than the people they are actually managing.’ Surprised? Yes and no. I find that some managers underestimate how good they are and are surprised when they do something like a 360 feedback exercise which highlights strengths they never… Read more »