Management

  1. How are those goals doing?

    How are those goals doing?
    In my final blog on putting those goals into reality, I want to share what I do to ensure that they will always work. If you remember in my blog on making decisions, I reinforced that the first thing you had to do is make a decision and not a preference. A decision is definite, and it can't be broken...
  2. Ensuring that NY resolutions work

    Ensuring that NY resolutions work
    It's the New Year, and it is a great time to make some tremendous changes in your life. Remember you can make changes at any time, you don't need the year to end to make one, it just works well with the new beginning that comes with the start of the year. On the last blog, I mentioned the importance...
  3. A very merry Christmas

    A very merry Christmas
    We just wanted to wish all our clients, friends and associates a fantastic Christmas. It has been such a bizarre year; we know that many people have struggled and we also know that many people are worried and concerned about the future. However, we also know that we are getting through this. One day, we will look back on this...
  4. Having goals and targets

    Having goals and targets
    Throughout my life, I have always loved having a goal. For me, it gives a focus, and if I put a timeline on the goal, then I have a deadline too. I like to have a deadline; for me, it is a dream with a deadline. This is a fantastic time of year for setting goals and targets for the...
  5. Appearing vulnerable

    Appearing vulnerable
    A recent survey amongst managers found that appearing vulnerable was one of the top fears managers fear the most. Feeling vulnerable can cover a multitude of areas but common to the feeling of being caught out. In other words, the belief that we are going to be found making a mistake or possibly showing a weakness. This way of thinking...
  6. The power of decision making

    The power of decision making
    I recently made a decision that had been long coming but took a while to make. Once I made this and then acted on this, the feeling afterwards I cannot underestimate. The power of making the choice I made created a shift in my outlook. The fascinating thing is once this was made the avenues and roads just seemed to...
  7. It’s got to be perfect

    It’s got to be perfect
    Of course, it is perfectly natural to want to be perfect, and I would say it’s a great trait to have in the workplace.  Individuals who constantly want to improve want to do a great job and we all like working with people who want to do that.  When we were young we were happy to make mistakes, we learnt...
  8. Getting people on our side

    Getting people on our side
    Why is it that we get some people working with us and others seem to work against us; no matter what we do to try and get along with them or convince them to work with us? It can be at the minimum a frustration and in the worst cases stressful and career-threatening! Well, people 'buy-in' to people they like...
  9. Training, it’s really about changing habits

    Training, it’s really about changing habits
    I am fortunate, and I get to deliver training to some fantastic people and most want to learn skills.  It could be skilled on how to be a great leader or an excellent trainer.  People come to training to learn skills, and I understand that I like learning skills too.  However, the reality is something different, and when you understand...
  10. Use the bathtub!

    Use the bathtub!
    On our management and train the trainer courses I am fortunate enough to meet some great people.  One thing that always surprises me though, is the lack of feedback given by managers and trainers to members of staff or individuals we are training. Whether you're a manager or a trainer, you need to know how to give effective feedback.  Not only...

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