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  1. management blog - real motivation

    management blog - real motivation
    When you ask "What motivates you in the workplace?" a quick-fire response is often "Money" but is that really true?   Of course, we all need money and if we don’t have it then life can become very difficult. However, I am not talking about that, I am talking about what really motivates us and it may be surprising for you to hear...
  2. coaching blog - those words “hurry up”

    coaching blog - those words “hurry up”
    When my mum used the words “Hurry up” to me, then the words “Get ready for school hurry up hurry up” Little did she know what patterns this would set up in me. Hurry up is just one of the five Kahler drivers but I relate very well to this one as I see it in everything that I do...
  3. training blog - the training technique that’s great for conversations

    training blog - the training technique that’s great for conversations
    I’m going to share something with you now that not many people know; I really feel uncomfortable meeting new people and making conversation.  Well actually, this statement is how I used to feel because now I make use of a professional trainer skill that is easily turned it into a great way to make easy conversation: As a personality type, I...
  4. management blog - making wrong decisions

    management blog - making wrong decisions
    As a manager, there is one skill set you will have to improve almost immediately when you undertake a management role; it's the skill to make decisions.  It is common for people to struggle with making decisions; we want to ensure we make the right ones!   Unfortunately, and I am saying this not because I want you to make them, but you need...
  5. coaching blog - are you coachable?

    coaching blog - are you coachable?
    I recently had a bit of a lightbulb moment when I heard someone say that they ask their people if they are coachable? I noticed in myself that I stopped for a second to think about what I had just heard. I was amazed that someone would even ask their people if they thought they were coachable? And get them...
  6. training blog - ok, let’s talk about verbal ticks, you know?

    training blog - ok, let’s talk about verbal ticks, you know?
    We all have them; ‘you know’ those pesky words that can come out when we deliver our training sessions. ‘OK’ so what are they, why do they appear, what effect can they have and importantly what can we do about them? You’ve probably noticed already that I’ve used a couple of the more common words that can become ‘verbal ticks’ in...
  7. management blog - the attitude behaviour cycle

    management blog - the attitude behaviour cycle
    As I travel around our wonderful country, I meet some fantastic people, some people you really warm too and some who you would be happy to sit down and have a beer with. I would suggest most people whom you would sit down and have a beer with. Of course, sometimes you meet people who you don’t necessarily warm to straight...
  8. coaching blog - when was the last time you reflected on your role at work?

    coaching blog - when was the last time you reflected on your role at work?
    A fantastic question for everyone to think about. When was the last time you reflected on your working day? If you are brutally honest with yourself, I suspect not very often. I do hear the word  ‘rarely’ a lot when I am coaching, the most common word I hear from coachees when I ask this question. Why is this? Are we...
  9. training blog - the dangers of not knowing your audience

    training blog - the dangers of not knowing your audience
    One of the biggest mistakes I see bad trainers make is that they write and deliver the training on what they perceive the audience will need rather than what they actually need; this then makes the training all about them and not the audience.  Fantastic trainers do it completely differently... One of the key attributes every fantastic trainer uses is that they...
  10. management blog - pressure to perform as a new manager

    management blog - pressure to perform as a new manager
    We all face pressures in our professional lives and no doubt there are always going to be additional stress and pressure when you are promoted into the role of a manager.  Like any new job we start we think we are being scrutinised and become paranoid regarding our abilities. Some key tips regarding taking on a new management role: Be yourself...