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9 questions all managers should ask


9 Questions All Managers Should Regularly Ask Managers, have a tendency to be answer led. What that means is, we are constantly feeling under pressure to come up with solutions; to find the answers for people. Because of that we tend to be quite a directive, instructive manager, and to tell [...]

9 questions all managers should ask2017-01-31T15:38:37+00:00

60 Second Manager – K.I.S.S.


60 Second Manager - Keep it Simple Good managers and good leaders work hard to keep things simple, or K.I.S.S. as it is sometimes called. We live in a complicated world, or at least that's what we say. But people are really very good at making things much more complicated than they need [...]

60 Second Manager – K.I.S.S.2016-11-13T12:54:51+00:00

60 second manager – killer question


Every manager should ask this killer question. Are you a manager? As a general rule, managers don't ask enough questions. Here's one killer question that can really make a difference to how you manage your people. The question is, 'what do you think?' Now that may seem obvious, but you'll be [...]

60 second manager – killer question2016-11-13T12:54:53+00:00

Procrastination: why put off today what you can delay tomorrow?


Procrastination is a time thief. Procrastination. Are you prone to putting things off? Do you find yourself easily distracted? Anything to avoid really focusing on what you know you need to do? Worse still, do you then get really frustrated and down on yourself for being so stupid and wasting so much of your valuable [...]

Procrastination: why put off today what you can delay tomorrow?2016-11-13T12:54:53+00:00

How to be a better manager


Top 10 tips to being a better manager When you're a manager, your success rests or falls on the quality of your team. Getting the most out of your people is your day job. Now, I've spent over twenty years working with managers in organizations large and small, across a wide range of sectors, [...]

How to be a better manager2016-11-13T12:54:54+00:00

Performance Feedback – your opinion counts


Performance Feedback - Your Opinion Counts When I'm working with people in organisations, large and small, one of the comments I frequently hear is "we don't get enough feedback". Now that's rarely the case. However, what the people are really saying is "we don't get enough good quality performance feedback".  "We don't understand [...]

Performance Feedback – your opinion counts2016-11-13T12:54:54+00:00