Foster Wisdom: It’s part of Productive Leadership

TweetWhilst in the United Arab Emirates recently I visited the Louvre Abu Dhabi on Yas Island and picked up the book written by Ruler of Dubai, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, “Reflections on Happiness & Positivity”.   I want to share with you the last sentence from the back cover blurb: “The way to repay our educators is to educate. The way to foster wisdom is to...
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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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Monday Morning Manager Blues

TweetOn the day before your work week, on the afternoon of the last day of your weekend, how do you feel when you think about going to work the next day?  Are you excited or do you feel dread? As a manager responsible for outcomes, team productivity, cost effectiveness, resource efficiencies, etc., etc., does ‘work the next day’ and the opportunities/challenges it may bring lift or...
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Benefits of Delegation

TweetIn this post, the second in the series of four discussing delegation, I thought I’d encourage (maybe even convince) managers to consider the value of delegation by highlighting some of its advantages. Let’s break it down a bit, there are advantages at the organisational level, the team level and for the individual manager!  Saving the best 😉 for last, let’s start with...
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Spelling Out Delegation

TweetAs a training exercise, I sometimes give the group a management role and ask them to devise a plan or list of tips relating to that management role, here is one of the most popular ones: D Decide what tasks and challenges you can delegate to others. E Examine and remove any barriers you may have to delegating. L List all the team members who you believe are ready for taking on new tasks and...
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