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P&M 42: Finance for the Non-Financial Manager

So many managers are promoted into the management role without the support, development and skilling up to tackle all aspects of the manager's role. This includes handling basic financial matters - team / department budgets, project budgets, costing and procurement. This issue is amplified even more for business owners. In this ...


P&M 41: Global Leadership: a conversation with the President of Toastmasters International Mike Storkey

Leading a global organisation is amazing and a challenge. To experience how different people and cultures within the same organisation deliver a program under the same global umbrella is an experience of a life time. I spent some time with Mike Storkey to get his insights from taking on the global ...


P&M 40: Technology and People for Productivity

In this episode, Donna Hanson and I have come up with a number of topics we know for our work with clients as some of the roadblocks to individual and personal productivity. We wanted to share with you both our takes on it to provide you with some ideas and ...


P&M 39: Imposter Syndrome: interview with expert Dr Valerie Young

Imposter Syndrome!  As Dr Valerie asks: Do you chalk your success up to luck, timing, or computer error? Do you believe “If I can do it, anybody can”? Do you agonize over even the smallest flaws in your work? Are you crushed by even constructive criticism, seeing it as evidence of your “ineptness?” When you do ...


P&M 38: Diversity, LGBT and Leaving Room For Edits with Jessica Pettitt

In this episode of People and Management, I chat with Jessica Pettit about conversations and how organisations can be more inclusive of diversity. In my work with leaders and managers I often hear, "I don't care if the person is LGBorT, I just want them to do a good job." ...


P&M 37: You, You and your Systems, You and your People

No matter whether you're a manager or executive employed within a large organisation or an employer there are three fundamental focus points that will help you be more effective, help your team be more productive and above all else give you more self-confidence. The fundamentals are you, you and your ...


P&M 36: Business Writing That Works with Shirley Taylor

Have you ever written an important email, proposal or memo, sent it off, and then later realised you'd made a huge mistake or that there are some words you get stuck on - one word that you always spell incorrectly? Or have you sent an email and realised you've given [the ...


P&M 35: Managing Virtually and Remotely Coaching with Management Success Cards

In this People and Management podcast episode I've divided it into 2 parts: Part 1: An activity that will help you and your team to understand and overcome the challenges of working with a geographically dispersed team. Part 2: Using the Management Success Cards to dive into how you can lead your ...


P&M 34: Communication Issues That Negatively Effect Leadership

So many articles are written about the top horrible things bosses do; the 10 worst communication styles; or top 10 issues employees rate of their bosses; etc. etc. I picked up The Top Complaints from Employees About Their Leaders and it struck me: so often these articles list the bad ...


P&M 33: Exploring quality Executive Coaching with Scott Arbuthnot

In this episode of People & Management, I take the shiny wrapper off Executive Coaching and have a conversation with Scott Arbuthnot who is a renowned Coach and Leadership Thought Leader. [Apologies: the recording at ~40:00min to ~43:00min is a bit buzzy but you can still hear the conversation.] We talk about ...


P&M 32: Creativity: A conversation with the very creative Mo Fox

If you're like me, I think I understand what creativity is; I think that at times I'm creative. I think that, at times, I can bring creativity to my work and play and life. While I think I have an understanding of what it means to be creative, I know there's ...


P&M 31: Get More Inspiration: An Interview with Warwick Merry

Warwick wrote Get More Inspiration: Unexpected ideas to help you achieve and I've thoroughly enjoyed reading the vignettes in his book. They've taken me down memory lane, they've sparked ideas, and they have piqued my long-held interest in helping people be more present in order to gain greater success. In this podcast ...


P&M 30: Time Management Coaching with Management Success Cards

While I'm not a fan of the term 'time management', I use it because we have a collective understanding of the concept. What I do wish we could do is think of a new approach to time management: focus, habits, energy, presence, productivity ... we can add or subtract time ...


P&M 29: Avoiding the unavoidable by making friends with your Lawyer

So often we don't think of calling in help from experts, like lawyers, until everything has already gone to hell! Issues, conflicts, problems have usually escalated into crisis before we think of calling in legal assistance. In this People and Management podcast episode I chat with Stuart Loudon who is a ...


P&M 28: Managing Self Coaching with Management Success Cards

Have you walked out of a meeting or an exchange with someone and thought: "Argh, I couldn't have handled that any worse, what was I thinking?" OR "Wow, that was brilliant! Now, what did I do so I can do that again!" These two scenarios are just one of the reasons why I created ...


P&M 27: Team Building Coaching with Management Success Cards

A day out of the office to play, cook, clean, paint-ball, climb ropes will not actually do a lot towards truly  deepening and building a lasting quality sense of team; especially if there is conflict. You need to dive deep into the underlying issues affecting the team and deal with ...


P&M 26: Delegation Coaching with Management Success Cards

You know the scene: You're frustrated with things at work, all you want to do is vent to your friend or partner, you're in the midst of letting off steam and then they pull the wind out of your sails with "Why are you doing that, you should just delegate." Grrr! :-/ If ...


P&M 25: Social Media in the Workplace

We either love it, hate it, don’t understand it, or love to hate it … it’s social media. You know it’s not going to go away so as a leader, manager or business owner you need to find a way to embrace it safely, constructively and for the benefit of ...


P&M 24: A More Beautiful Question: an interview with Best Selling Author Warren Berger

Having all the answers is one of the pressures so many of you experience as you lead and manage your staff and teams. You got promoted because you were seen as someone with the right answer or having solutions and ideas. Your staff come to you because the organisational chart, ...


P&M 23: Making Freelance, Virtual and Contract Workers Work For You

Getting the right person, in the right job, at the right price, for the right money is the magic mix you are always hoping to achieve when it comes to employing staff, irrespective of how that employment looks. Temporary, Freelance, Contract, Virtual: these styles of working are more and more common ...


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