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September 27, 2015

Good or bad manager – what’s the difference?

I was chatting the other day with someone about what makes a good or bad manager. Here are some things we came up with... Good managers talk about the big picture and are free with information, treating people like adults. Bad managers dole out information in pieces that they think their 'children' can handle. Good

September 20, 2015

The wheel spins ever faster…

We are all asked, by ourselves or others, to achieve more and get better results. Our natural inclination is to respond by putting in more effort. But there is ALWAYS a limit to how much more you can achieve by extra effort. To overcome the limit, you have to change how you are doing things

September 17, 2015

Leadership and Management to engage multi-generation reality of 21st century workplaces

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With Baby Boomers in the UK likely to be working longer than previous generations, three or four generations working at the same time in an organisation is no longer mere fantasy but a reality. For the first time in history, some organisations have four generations in the workplace: the World War II Generation (born 1929-1945),

September 14, 2015

I have had this trouble before

I am sure it has happened to you. Someone promises to do something, and then does not deliver on their promise. Now your plans are in tatters, and maybe you can’t deliver on your promises. How does that make you feel? Would you want to hire/trust/collaborate/work with them again? We judge others by their actions

September 5, 2015

Are you a leader, or a manager – or both?

Managers maintain things and leaders change things. Which do you do? Management is about 'what' and 'how'. Leadership is about 'why'. Which do you do? Management is about the issues of the day, and leadership is about the issues of the future. Which do you do? Management is reactive and leadership is proactive. Which do