“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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Managing for the First Time

TweetHave you employed or promoted someone to his or her first time in a managerial role?  Are you in a managerial role for the first time?  Here are some quick tips for the first-time manager! F Feedback   Feedback, both positive and constructive, can be quite token and unhelpful if it is not specific, timely, and directed towards desired positive behaviour.  Regular feedback...
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End of year-itis!

TweetThe Christmas / Holiday Season / End of Year celebrations are starting to appear on calendars!  This is often spoken of as a great time to reflect on the year that was, and to plan for the year ahead.  Decorations start to appear, social calendars become a little ‘podgier’ (as do some waistlines) ;-).  My first contribution to the festive season is showcased to the...
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Walk Beside Me

Tweet In a survey I conducted, one of the questions I asked was: If you had someone to ‘walk beside you’ at work, in your career, as you develop professionally, what is the most important thing that person could either say to you, do with you or for you? I received some really interesting replies so I thought I’d share some of the responses here: – Career planning. –...
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