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  1. Training - Be a smiler!

    Like most people I love holidays and on a recent trip to the USA, I visited a local pizza shop where I met a lady who greeted me with a beautiful, friendly smile asking me how I was doing and what she could help me with; “Service with a smile, she looks like she really loves her job” I thought...
  2. coaching - staying silent and noticing

    coaching - staying silent and noticing
    How often do you stay silent and notice? Think about it “really notice”. Coaching is a fantastic process for individuals to improve in any area of their life, both professionally and personally. I have found since mastering my coaching skills; staying silent can be an incredible experience. I genuinely love to see the change in individuals as they move between...
  3. Management - How to be happy at work

    Management - How to be happy at work
    The reality is that we spend most of our time, in our adult life, at work, an average of around 40 years.  Think about that for a second.  Is it, therefore, reasonable to be happy at work?  Why would you not want to be happy?  Do you want to spend these 40 years being unhappy? The reality is though, is that...
  4. Training - Is your training headed for the recycle bin?

    Training - Is your training headed for the recycle bin?
    As a great trainer, you will be making sure that you are evaluating at the point you’ve delivered to get that all-important feedback straight away, but how are you delivering it?  We talk about making sure our training is interactive and engaging but is your evaluation the same? There are lots of different ways that we can evaluate with our...
  5. News - Fantastic savings in our November sale

    News - Fantastic savings in our November sale
    We are happy to announce our big November sale this month. An excellent opportunity to book and reserve courses at special discount prices this month.  A selection of our courses is only going to be available at special discount prices for a limited time.  This is a fantastic opportunity to make the best use of a training budget allocation, book a...
  6. Coaching - Do you ever reflect on how someone greets you?

    Coaching - Do you ever reflect on how someone greets you?
    Whenever I coach, I have always kept a record on how I am greeted. It is interesting to observe what you notice by both the person who greets you and how you react by the greeting. Sometimes there are masses of energy, sometimes not, how does that affect you, what judgements do you create from this and how does this...
  7. Management - The art of delegation stage 4

    Management - The art of delegation stage 4
    Stage 4 and the final stage in the delegation process is the art of giving feedback.  We must provide feedback, and if we don't, we have a potentially dangerous situation where the individual concerned believes they have done a competent job if they haven't, then they must be made aware. Always give feedback immediately after the work, don't give it too...
  8. Training - Why I always KISS my training

    Training - Why I always KISS my training
    Getting to meet so many great people in the UK is one of the real bonuses of my job while I deliver Train the Trainer courses.  With so much diverse experience on every course from people that are new to training and people that have vast experience; one of the problems they all tell us about training in their workplace is...
  9. Coaching - Why did I write my first pocket guide?

    Coaching - Why did I write my first pocket guide?
    I wrote my first guide because I was frustrated that people don't fully understand how they can improve themselves. Many don't fully understand that such minor changes will make such significant improvement in their lives and help their overall self-esteem and well-being. We can all improve ourselves significantly if we choose to. People are motivated but don't create habits that...
  10. management - the art of delegation stage 3

    management - the art of delegation stage 3
    So far we have looked at why we delegate and we should be in a position to state categorically it is a good thing. We then moved on to stage 1, which is all about getting the right people to do the job and stage 2, which is all about giving clear direction and briefing individuals correctly.  Remember we have to delegate...

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