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  1. management blog - new day, new week, new goals

    management blog - new day, new week, new goals
    As many people know I am a massive fan of having goals.  I believe goals are dreams with deadlines and I believe you can achieve anything you want if you put your mind to it.  I find goals give me a structure and I think the best things I have ever achieved are the things I have set as goals. I have...
  2. coaching blog - why managers need coaching skills

    coaching blog - why managers need coaching skills
    I felt I wanted to write a blog on why it is essential that managers need coaching skills to encourage their staff.  First of all, I continuously hear managers tell me how they coach their staff and then witness quite the opposite. The problem is people don’t fully understand what coaching skills are.  Furthermore, they don't understand the boundaries between coaching...
  3. training blog - the importance of frequent breaks

    training blog - the importance of frequent breaks
    When watching many trainers, quite often I see people getting so caught up in the moment they lose track of their audience and the level of engagement.  Many factors make up a great training session but too often, one of the essential human needs is forgotten about in the quest to get everything covered in the time frame: I’ve often talked...
  4. management blog - solving large problems

    management blog - solving large problems
    As a manager, we are going to be involved in dealing with problems.  It goes with the territory. Additionally, our lives are going to be inundated with problems as we go along, this is just a fact of life.  How we deal with these problems is the most important thing especially when we deal with what we believe to be significant problems...
  5. coaching blog - what would make a huge difference in your life if you went to work on it

    coaching blog - what would make a huge difference in your life if you went to work on it
    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...
  6. training blog - four sure ways your body language will expose your nerves

    training blog - four sure ways your body language will expose your nerves
    One of the most crucial things to get right when you deliver training is your body language, as we are all experts at showing nerves to others through our body language but how exactly? There are many subtle ways that your audience will read your nerves instantly but some they will notice more than others.  The good news is that if...
  7. management blog – planning and actions

    management blog – planning and actions
    As a manager, one of the key essentials is the ability to get things done and focus on continuous improvement.   Being able to do this will not only make you a more effective manager but getting things done will improve motivation and help you succeed in life.  Getting things done is a fantastic trait to have! As we start a new year...
  8. coaching blog - here we go again...

    coaching blog - here we go again...
    It’s that time of year again to make changes, here we go it's 2019…….Yes our New Year is imminent and as always, we look to make changes to our lives. Every year the same process takes place, but did you know it is as little as 7% of the people who want to make the change who actually make the change...
  9. training blog - perfect christmas gifts for every trainer

    training blog - perfect christmas gifts for every trainer
    In a follow-up to Ralph’s excellent blog on “5 Christmas gifts for Managers” I thought I’d do something similar but from a Trainer’s perspective.  I got thinking if I was to make the ultimate Trainers wish list for those “must have” items, what would they be?  Here are my top Christmas gifts for the Trainer in your life: 1. Electronic Clicker –...
  10. management blog - 5 christmas gifts for managers

    management blog - 5 christmas gifts for managers
    It’s coming very close to Christmas, and I know everyone has been good and on Santa’s good list. Especially managers some have you have been particularly fantastic, and you can expect some great gifts.  For our effective managers, we want to focus on some excellent gifts as tips you can give yourself.  Go on you really deserve it… 1.  Delegate – Remember you need...

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