No Risk Allowed!

TweetI wrote a blog post about good risk and bad risk: asking what you and your managers do to reduce bad risk and how to ensure you do take the good (calculated) risks. I want to explore risk a little further… When I meet with HR, Training Managers and Executives who decide on the training, coaching and other development needs of their managers, one of the key issues often raised is how to get...
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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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5 Quick Tips for First-Time Managers

Tweet 1. Employees want to be told how they are going and what is expected of them. 2. One big complaint across many companies is lack of communication; consider what you can do to improve communication in, around and through your team. 3.  Delegation does not mean giving away your power; it EMpowers others, can help you in your work, helps succession planning… consider delegation as your...
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Let’s Get Clear: Therapy, Mentoring, Consulting, Coaching

Tweet The Distinction Between Therapy, Mentoring, Consulting and Coaching: So what’s the difference between coaching, mentoring, consulting and therapy?  Presented here with permission from Choice Magazine, this is one of the best summaries I have found that helps clarify the differences. Therapy Mentoring Consulting Coaching Deals mostly with a person’s past and trauma,...
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Hello & welcome to the blog page of the website

Tweet I hope you enjoy checking out the whole site. With respect to this blog, I have set it up to provide a range of support, tips, learning, insights, ideas, bragging, announcing, complaining, highlighting, recommending (and any other verbs) targeting three distinct groups: 1.  First-time and/or inexperienced managers 2.  Senior managers & executives who find themselves in the position of...
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