Management

  1. management blog - one size fits all?

    management blog - one size fits all?
    Anyone who has had to shop for clothes on the high street will be familiar with the dread expression ‘One Size Fits All’. To be found on many a label, it is a tag that lots of us instinctively shy away from, feeling perhaps that it does not quite ring true. The same can be said of the way in...
  2. management blog - 7 steps for effective time management

    management blog - 7 steps for effective time management
    Effective time management is an essential skill for all individuals and managers.  One of the great levellers is that we all have the same amount of time.  It’s what we choose to do with it that counts.  Seven steps that will have an instant impact: 1. Identify ‘Time Bandits’ - To any manager Time Bandits can be a real headache.  If we are not...
  3. management blog - stop doing what doesn’t work

    management blog - stop doing what doesn’t work
    As a management coach and trainer I meet many individuals who say to me they have issues with one particular area, often involving challenging or difficult people.  They will explain what they have done previously to deal with the problem; often they have been doing whatever it is, again and again.  When I ask them what they could do differently, we explore...
  4. management blog - five common management blunders

    management blog - five common management blunders
    There are some brilliant managers out there who motivate and inspire their staff.  Those of us that have experienced brilliant, effective managers know how fantastic this can be. Unfortunately, many managers do the opposite, which can cause frustration and a great deal of dysfunctionality amongst teams.  Common management blunders include: Number One, Failing to Adapt Management Style -  Important that...
  5. management blog - i’ve cut down tomorrows slides from 37 to 5!

    management blog - i’ve cut down tomorrows slides from 37 to 5!
    I am really into workplace transfer.  In other words, transferring what was learnt on a training course and into the workplace.  To me, this is what training is all about. I was recently training a manager on a presentation skills course, and she had learnt loads and was looking forward to putting the skills and techniques into practice. She was...
  6. management blog - you and I only have one problem...ignorance

    management blog - you and I only have one problem...ignorance
    I was delivering a management development course recently when a delegate pointed out that they didn’t realise how much they didn’t know.  We were discussing conflict and how and why people get wound up, what causes it and how it could be an automated response created from a habit. The delegate in question said to me they had gone through years...
  7. management blog - doing something about time bandits

    management blog - doing something about time bandits
    On my last management blog, we discussed the importance of identifying our time bandits.  This is essential before we can do anything about them we must determine what they are; when we do this we must be honest. Remember, if we don’t do anything about them then nothing will change, they will continue to cause us issues and continue to be...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...

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