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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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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Walk The Talk!

TweetIn a recent conversation, my sales coach, Robin Dickinson, wanted to know why I decided to start my own business.  Amidst our conversation was, amongst other things, that I was frustrated with companies paying for over-rated ‘fluff and bubble’ rather than the real solutions of skill development they had requested.  That led us onto a conversation about people who don’t...
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Future success: results of current or future you?

Tweet“Long-term success depends on who you become in the future not who you are now.” ✐  Do you agree? ✐  What does this quote ‘say’ to you in the context of leadership and management of...
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