An uncomfortable hour versus years of poor performance?

TweetDo you know your company’s/organisation’s policy for performance management? Every leader needs to be aware of it so they can act in accordance with it’s guidelines or steps. Chat with your HR person to find out more. I’m having lots of coaching conversations lately which involve managers dealign with long time poor performance, for years in some instances. The...
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I hate being a manager!

TweetAt a recent presentation on management skills, as part of the opening I asked the group who is currently a manager and of that group who knows they do not like managing.  It was great to see an honest and open response with one attendee quite animated about detesting being a manager. As the event progressed I overheard the manager proclaim his frustration about getting work done, “I...
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Management Coaching Moment #6

TweetI responded to a question asked in a discussion forum and as I read the question, I thought to myself, ‘if I had a dollar for every time this type of question gets asked, I’d be very rich.’  Although not strictly a coaching moment, it certainly is akin to many coaching (and training) moments I’ve had with managers. The content is as it appeared in the discussion,...
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Management Delete

TweetI was listening intently on a webinar, where the presenter was talking about pitches and sales; she stated the following statistic (I’ll paraphrase):   … Decision makers take approximately 2.7 seconds on an email and 5 – 7 seconds on the phone to decide if they will: 1.  read on, 2.  forward it on, or 3. delete it / switch off and stop listening! Managers...
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“Treacle People”

TweetNot long ago I heard my father-in-law refer to people slowly dawdling in front of him as ‘treacle people’.  I’m not sure if the phrase can be attributed to him but that was the first time I’d heard it, and naturally, with my sense of humour, it made me smirk; what a great expression! This morning I woke up thinking about meetings and how so many meetings could also...
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