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 as...
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Management Coaching Moment #3

TweetA real management coaching moment, only the names removed/changed: An interdepartmental project was well underway, involving three departments: Dept’s A and B, are more heavily involved than the third, C.  Head of Dept A, Steve, seems to be leading the project and directing the other managers, a little too much according to Dept B’s manager, Bob.  Dept C Manager, Judy, has only...
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Management Coaching Moment #2

TweetA real management coaching moment, only names removed/changed: A new manager found himself in the situation where the relationship with his team deteriorated; one employee was hardly using full sentences to communicate with the manager while others where being ‘stand-off-ish’ and far less social as normal. What started it all off was the manager noticing Tim’s (an employee)...
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Workers Waste $A109bn and Management Issues are Mostly to Blame

TweetAs read in an article from the Sydney Morning Herald: “The inaugural Australian Productivity Pulse survey found that management issues (54 per cent), organisation structure (23 per cent), a lack of innovation (15 per cent) and outdated technology (8 per cent) were cited by employees as the drains on productivity.” Read...
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Not All Policies Are Bad

TweetSome policies and procedures are in place for a good – even life saving – reason. Case Study:  In our case study organisation certain key staff undergo, amongst other class room activities, simulated training for a specific time period, and their progress in the simulated training is measured / checked periodically.  The progress checks indicate if the person requires further...
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