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  1. management blog - why managers should be able to train

    management blog - why managers should be able to train
    We get many managers on our train the trainer courses.  I am always impressed with people in management positions who attend such a course. I think that all managers should be able to train, the reasons I would consider are essential to be an effective manager. 1. It’s your responsibility to teach – if your helping new starters or supporting individuals you have...
  2. coaching blog - Is there something about you as a coach that invites someone in?

    coaching blog - Is there something about you as a coach that invites someone in?
    I thought I would follow on from the previous blog about why an individual has approached you. Is it out of choice, work has planted the suggestion that coaching may be a good idea or is it something about you that the individual feels comfortable with so they come to you. When reading your reflection diaries, what informs you? What...
  3. training blog - confidence, It isn’t an uphill battle, it’s a downhill one

    training blog - confidence, It isn’t an uphill battle, it’s a downhill one
    Many things in life have great synergy between them and I have written many blogs where I have used sport as a great learning example.  In this blog I've just had another great life experience that has taught me such a valuable lesson in confidence I’d love to share with you. Some of you who have read my previous blogs may...
  4. 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...
  5. coaching blog - what do you notice when someone asks you for coaching?

    coaching blog - what do you notice when someone asks you for coaching?
    I think in life with any form meetings we do not always notice the approach of the individual and for me when they ask for a coaching session. The lack of eye contact, the feeling of being tense, embarrassed and unsure of what may come, I can see it and sense it. The positive is that the individual has asked...
  6. training blog - when your training doesn’t go to plan!

    training blog - when your training doesn’t go to plan!
    Quite often on our Train the Trainer courses when our delegates do their practical sessions, they don’t quite go according to plan.  There are many reactions including sheer panic, but it really doesn’t have to be that way… On our courses, I do emphasise organisation and the fact that it’s so important that you find your own individual style in your session...
  7. 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...
  8. coaching blog - what would make a huge difference in your life if you worked on it?

    coaching blog - what would make a huge difference in your life if you worked 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...
  9. training blog - 4 tell-tale signs you’re a teller not a trainer

    training blog - 4 tell-tale signs you’re a teller not a trainer
    Ever been in a “Training” session where your mind has been anywhere other than in that room and time? Yes, me too and there’s nothing worse to put you off training for life because you are just wasting your time when you’re there for a reason – to learn! It’s a common theme I hear from many who tell me “I’ve been...
  10. 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...