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Nov 19

management blog - 7 steps for effective time management

Published by Ralph Moody

Effective time management is an essential skill for all individuals and managers.  One of the great levellers is that we all have the same amount of time.  It’s what we choose to do with it that counts.  Seven steps that will have an instant impact:

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Nov 15

coaching blog - what would make a huge difference in your life if you worked on it?

Published by Claire Moody

Have you ever thought to yourself what do I want to change, really change? Then actually address it? The biggest failure with a lot of people is holding yourself back, this then means never really working in an area you want to change, just accepting things as they are. Sometimes little changes make significant progress over time rather than one significant difference which is usually not gripped so that change does not happen. Little changes are the way forward.

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Nov 12

training blog - 4 tell-tale signs you’re a teller not a trainer

Published by Scott Fraser

Ever been in a “Training” session where your mind has been anywhere other than in that room and time? Yes, me too and there’s nothing worse to put you off training for life because you are just wasting your time when you’re there for a reason – to learn!

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Nov 08

management blog - stop doing what doesn’t work

Published by Ralph Moody

As a management coach and trainer I meet many individuals who say to me they have issues with one particular area, often involving challenging or difficult people.  They will explain what they have done previously to deal with the problem; often they have been doing whatever it is, again and again.  When I ask them what they could do differently, we explore other options, and they eventually come up with some great ideas.  We will then agree on the best plan of action to take their idea forward.

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Nov 05

coaching blog - do you ever feel like you are going to be found out?

Published by Claire Moody

Within my coaching practice, I have heard recurring patterns in the language that is used by coachees who enter the room. Here is a question to the reader have you heard yourself ever saying or thinking “it was an easy task” or discounting praise when it has been given to you, saying something like “just doing my job”.  It is so interesting hearing or thinking “I feel like a phoney or am I good enough to do this job”? I have heard comments like this from barristers, surgeons to healthcare assistants and individuals of all ranks in the armed forces with different skill sets from pilots to the regiment. Amazing how many of us carry this, quite fascinating.

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Nov 01

training blog - i'm a rubbish trainer

Published by Scott Fraser

“I’m a rubbish trainer” is a phrase I get to hear a lot in my job and actually if I’m brutally honest with you, it’s something I said about myself a long time ago.  I was fortunate though to have some influential people who helped me change my perception through a couple of fundamental but simple practices.

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Oct 29

management blog - five common management blunders

Published by Ralph Moody

There are some brilliant managers out there who motivate and inspire their staff.  Those of us that have experienced brilliant, effective managers know how fantastic this can be.

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Oct 25

coaching blog - it's all about how we take our information in

Published by Claire Moody

Have you ever walked away from a meeting thinking you have agreed on something, then what you haven’t agreed starts to happen? It is all about how we take our information in.

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Oct 22

training blog - there may be trouble, I mean opportunity ahead…

Published by Scott Fraser

There’s a lot of doom and gloom around current affairs right now and reading Claire’s fantastic latest coaching blog about focusing on positivity reminded me of this.  This got me thinking about the past and a better approach for business about training:

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Oct 18

management blog - i’ve cut down tomorrows slides from 37 to 5!

Published by Ralph Moody

I am really into workplace transfer.  In other words, transferring what was learnt on a training course and into the workplace.  To me, this is what training is all about. I was recently training a manager on a presentation skills course, and she had learnt loads and was looking forward to putting the skills and techniques into practice. 

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Oct 15

coaching blog - ever thought about having a whole day of positivity?

Published by Claire Moody

The media has a lot to be responsible for along with the IT world. All we do these days is grab our phones, read the updated messages from social media and focus on what they want us to think. To get a feeling of whats happening these days, you have to read everything.

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