Managing versus Doing: Getting the Balance Right

One of the biggest challenges facing those taking on a management or supervisory role is finding the time to manage.  It can sometimes feel like that you have 100% of your time allocated to doing tasks and the only way to fit in the management part of the job is to do lots of unpaid […]

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4 Common Challenges Tackled By Coaching in Organisations

More and more organisations are looking to add coaching to their learning and development offering.  So what are some of the common challenges that can be tackled by coaching in organisations? Winning the war for talent In many businesses there is a constant challenge of recruiting and subsequently retaining the best people.  Coaching can help […]

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3 Realities of Leading

Stepping into a leadership role is a significant step in just about every profession.  Initially you feel excited and energised and appear to be going along on a crest of a wave.  Sadly, much as we would like this feeling to last for ever, the realities of leading is somewhat different. So what are some […]

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Team Success: How To Get The Right People On The Team

It is often said that you have to get the right people on a team with the right blend of skills, experience, knowledge and personal attributes to deliver success>  So how can you get the right people on the team?   Determine what you are trying to achieve   A big influencer on who you […]

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Get Results Through Goal Setting

The new year is a time when most of us make plans for the year ahead.  The vast majority of these plans or goals fizzle out by February or March of each year. If you want to use goal setting to get results you need to be clear firstly on what a goal is and […]

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Developing Highly Productive and Highly Positive Teams

In all walks of life teams exist to get results.  Getting results depends on teams being both productive and positive.  Teams can be highly productive running at 100 miles an hour but have low levels of morale.  On the flip side they might be highly optimistic but never get anything done.  So what are essential […]

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8 Top Tips to Being More Productive

These days getting more from the resources you have available is almost taken for granted.  You have more and more tools to help you yet you still struggle to be as productive as you would like.  Does it really need to be like that?  Here are my top 8 tips for being more productive. 1. Discover […]

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Creating and Achieving Your Personal Development Plan

A personal development plan helps you to grow and achieve.  So why do so few people take the time to create one?  Two potential reasons are: • Lack of know how • Fear of limiting themselves 5 key steps in creating a personal development plan 1. Do a personal stock-take of your strengths and development needs.  As well […]

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5 Reasons Why Coaching and Mentoring Is So Effective For Developing People

The Insights Series from The Chartered Association of Certified Accountants identified coaching and mentoring as one of the most effective development methods.  So what is it about coaching and mentoring that makes it such a powerful development method?  Here are my 5 top reasons. 1. Ongoing Many traditional approaches to development are one chance events.  If […]

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Creating the Conditions for Effective Teamwork

Teams are a collection of individuals with complimentary skills who are seeking to achieve a specific result or results.  It might be to reduce wastage, improve throughput, increase sales or better determine project costs to name just a few.  Effective teamwork relies in the conditions being created that facilitate effective teamwork.  So what areas require […]

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