Tips, advice and musings to help you improve your management
and leadership skills
November 23, 2016
Training is a constant task for any manager; in addition to educating new employees about the organisation’s procedures, innovation and change also demand that existing employees be trained on a fairly consistent basis.
What is frustrating for many employers is that traditional training sessions don’t seem to work for employees, as they either tune out completely, or focus on their mobile devices instead of listening to the material presented.
September 14, 2015
While not all managers practice this, part of their professional role is to coach their employees.
While a manager does assign tasks and keeps track of due dates, she should also act as a motivator and teacher to the staff, encouraging them to do the best they possibly can. Learn More
November 10, 2014
Managers often wear many different hats at the job. Not only do they have to manage their own workload, but they need to also track the work of their underlings.
A great manager takes it upon him or herself to coach employees to be the best they can be. However, not all supervisors are good coaches. The good news is that these skills can be learned, and managers should start training in how to be good coaches with this guide.
March 3, 2014
As a trainer and educator I’m in the learning business and in one form or another I’ve been in this business for over thirty years. During that time one thing has always puzzled me and I still have no definitive answer, so I wonder if you can help?
March 25, 2013
There are some key differences between training and coaching. Training often involves giving people information and telling them how to do things whereas coaching encourages the person to think for themselves by asking them great questions. Learn More
February 15, 2013
As a modern day manager and leader, developing your coaching skills is so important to ensure that you are fully equipt to help your team progress and grow – so what key skills do you need to develop to become an effective coach? Watch our short video on effective coaching skills to find out.
February 5, 2013
The GROW Coaching Model is an excellent way for managers and leaders to coach their team members as they work towards success, so today I wanted to share with you this quick and easy infographic which explains the 4 stages of the GROW model. Enjoy! Learn More