Management Coaching Moment #4

TweetAnother real management coaching moment: Manager: The team mood is really off at the moment.  I don’t understand why they’re so angry: the last time we had to make big changes around here, the board made the decisions and directed us managers to make it happen, the staff ended up going on strike because they weren’t consulted. So this time, we spent weeks and weeks...
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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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Quick Tips 16 – 20 For First-Time Managers

TweetFive more tips to get you thinking about how you can make your management role easier, smoother, more effective and productive! Tips 1-5 here Tips 6- 10 here Tips 11-15 here 16.  Know your time-wasters and what wastes your team’s time. 17.  Delegate some of the enjoyable tasks too! You’re the not the only one who wants to enjoy their job. 18.  A token attempt at delegation helps no...
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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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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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