My MANAGEMENT SKILLS Coaching Program

TweetFor those who detest the blog posts that are all about the sale, let me say “I hear you!”  I switch off very quickly when a blog post is actually sales dipped in a cheap veneer of giving valuable information.  With that in mind, I will be straight up and open, this post is not going to be like that.  I am giving you a little pitch, there I said it!  I have launched a new...
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Recruiting For Your Own Team: Start the Short Listing The Right Way

TweetAs the manager of your team, group or department, do you have to do your own recruitment?  While the HR department, if your organisation has one, may or may not assist, there are things you can do to improve the short listing and as such give yourself a better chance of hiring the right person.  Thoroughly checking the CV and using a person specification are two of the things that help the...
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Woohoo, I got the promotion… so now what do I do?

TweetHave you just / recently been promoted into (or accepted) your first ever management role? Have you found that you might need a little bit of help to transition smoothly, but, and you knew there was a ‘but’ coming, if you ask your boss for training or coaching you fear you’ll either look incompetent or it may be a sign to the boss that he / she made a mistake in promoting you? This is...
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Sad but true… why?

TweetA friend sent me the following email ‘joke’ (original author unknown).  The subject line was ‘So sad, but so true’. Have a read through the ‘joke’ and let me know your response to the questions I’ve added below: 1.  Is your first reaction, “Yes, it is sad and oh so true”?  If so, why do you think it seems to be...
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When is a 1 hour meeting a 6 hour meeting?

Tweet Think about the following: When you have a 1 hour meeting involving 6 people you are having a 6 hour meeting! How does this work? Quite simply, you add up the 1 hour each person has invested in that meeting = 6 hours! Now you can see the real time invested in the meeting, now how much money has that meeting cost you (the company)? Even if we took an average and said each person was paid...
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