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September 29, 2013

Nothing to say? Keep talking!

Going through change? How well do you communicate with your team about the change, about what's happening, and the future direction? There are times during change where there is no news to report (maybe a key decision is still to be made). Weak leaders go quiet until the decision is made. Strong leaders continue to

September 22, 2013

How do I cope?

I am sure that like me you are busy, and if the world stood still for a year, you still might not get everything done that you have in front of you. This is a typical management conundrum: too much to do and not enough time to do it in. Just recently I have been

September 15, 2013

Nelson Mandela on language

"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart." - Nelson Mandela And by language, he does not necessarily mean French or Zulu or Arabic. He means talk in words and concepts that matter to

September 12, 2013

News: Alchemy Learning Pathway

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New managers achieve capability using the Alchemy Learning Pathway People Alchemy are launching their ground-breaking new SaaS platform that accelerates the time to proficiency for people new into a role at this year’s World of Learning Exhibition. The Alchemy Learning Pathway uses the latest informal learning concepts to ‘manage’ the 70 per cent experiential and

September 11, 2013

What we learned on our holidays

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Now that the summer has gone and we’ve all had our holidays, it’s time to start all over again. It’s funny that when you go on holiday and eventually turn off from the “day job”, you can get a different view of things and you should come back refreshed and ready to go again. With, hopefully, new enthusiasm and desire and maybe even a “new broom”.

September 8, 2013

Stop other people ruling your life

Most of us have a tendency to do what is most urgent rather than to prioritise. The problem is that when we are doing what is urgent it is often because it is urgent for somebody else, not us. In effect we are giving someone else the right to direct our day, our week, and

September 1, 2013

The empowering manager, and dolphins

Many people desperately want to be the boss so they can finally call the shots and be in control. But remarkable bosses don't care about control. They don't see it as a reward they get with their promotion. As a result they aren't seen to exercise control. They're seen as a person who helps and