One bad apple, why treat the whole barrel?

TweetAs the manager, have you put the whole team through conflict resolution or interpersonal communication skills training just because one person in the team seems to be creating hell for everyone else? … have you had full staff meetings just to discuss and remind staff how important it is to communicate clearly and kindly with each other, to demonstrated mutual respect? … have you...
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More Issues Than Vogue

TweetSo how do you handle that one person in the team who needs to wear this everyday (if for no other reason than a public service warning to the others): (Photo source: Pinterest) Issues – My brother’s girlfriend had to be taken to hospital last night – My washing machine broke and flooded the house – My dog had to be taken to the vet – My flatmate stole my...
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Managers: Are you at your best?

TweetI saw this article about exercises that uses three things that are in your office or in a meeting room near you! “12 exercises deploying only body weight, a chair and a wall, it fulfills the latest mandates for high-intensity effort, which essentially combines a long run and a visit to the weight room into about seven minutes of steady discomfort — all of it based on...
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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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3 ‘…tions’ of Development for New Managers

TweetOver the years I’ve noticed a lot of 3-point, 5-point, 10-point plans, lists, this’n’that’s for achieving something – be it ‘success’, a skill, retirement, a million dollars, etc., etc.  While some may seem quite naive, I really like these as I believe the underlying premise is to simplify a process or approach and I’m all for making something...
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