Management

  1. management blog - identify your time bandits

    management blog - identify your time bandits
    To be effective at anything in life we have to be able to manage time.  If we don’t manage time then quickly our life can become confusing, and before we know it, we are not completing anything we want to do.  Our working day can then become chaos where we are struggling to keep our head above water as the river forever...
  2. management blog - just start living

    management blog - just start living
    I was so sad to hear the news about Rachael Bland who died yesterday from Cancer aged 40.  Along with BBC colleagues, she compiled an audio blog, which was all about her journey dealing with Cancer.  Her approach was, to be honest, and talk about things and not to hide anything.  I first heard Rachael on BBC 5-Live talking about her condition...
  3. management blog - failure is not an option

    management blog - failure is not an option
    One of my heroes is Gene Kranz who is famous as the Flight Director on the Apollo 13 mission to the Moon. As I am sure you are aware, Apollo 13 never landed on the Moon; it had to use the Moon’s gravity as a catapult to return to earth.   I remember this story, not from the brilliant movie starring Tom Hanks...
  4. management blog - looking for when things are done well

    management blog - looking for when things are done well
    When I am delivering management training I will be often asked about dealing with challenging and difficult behaviour.  This is a very common thing in the workplace, particularly with different types of personalities and people and the simple fact is that we can’t like or get on with everyone, I think this is perfectly normal. However, as a manager, an issue...
  5. management blog - lead by example, like the captain

    management blog - lead by example, like the captain
    We are fortunate at Target Training, we get to work with some brilliant people and recently we have been working with some aircrew from Qatar.  They are helicopter crewman and pilots who are involved in areas such as search and rescue operations.  The crew are thoroughly professional and are made up of two rear crew, a pilot and a captain. It is...
  6. management blog - managers role when dealing with conflict

    management blog - managers role when dealing with conflict
    On previous blogs, we have looked at why we have conflict in the workplace, what is happening with the brain when we have conflict and last time, how to 'cage the chimp' in a conflict situation.  As a supervisor, manager or leader you will experience conflict at some stage in your life, it is inevitable. I would suggest if your...
  7. management blog - techniques to cage the chimp as a manager

    management blog - techniques to cage the chimp as a manager
    On our last management blog regarding conflict, we discussed the importance of caging the chimp and the fact that in a conflict situation it can make things worse.   Today we are going to look at some beneficial techniques to calm the chimp down.  Remember the chimp or to use its correct name, the Amygdala is an essential part of our brain.  If we...
  8. southgate leadership

    southgate leadership
    I have decided to change the scheduled blog on this weeks management series.  I was going to add another blog on our dealing with conflict series. However, there is a situation currently taking place in our national sport, Football that must be explained.  England is in the semi-finals of the World Cup, and the country is about to go crazy as we...
  9. management blog - cage the chimp with conflict

    management blog - cage the chimp with conflict
    On the last management blog, we discussed how paradigms cause us issues regarding our mindset and how we do things sometimes without thinking about them.  Research shows that 80% of our thinking is subconscious thinking and therefore throughout our working day we are using paradigms.  In other words, we have created habits of thought.  Of course, this can be positive if...
  10. management blog - paradigm and why it doesn't help with conflict

    management blog - paradigm and why it doesn't help with conflict
    I thought I would write about something that is very important to me from a management perspective, dealing with conflict and over the next four management blogs I want to provide you with some essentials when dealing with conflict.  The ability to deal with conflict is essential for everything in life.  How we deal with it as a manager or leader, it...

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