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Prevent Your Team From Choking Under Pressure: A Leadership Perspective

It’s the decisive penalty kick of the World Cup finals. There’s pin-drop silence in the stadium as the fortunes of a football crazy country rest on the shoulders of this one player. The player taking the penalty kick is not a novice. He’s often succeeded…

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Using Telework To Increase Employee Productivity & Engagement

The modern paradigm of work is beginning to shift away from the 40-hour work week spent in a cubicle. With a new focus placed on the work produced instead of the work process, workers are beginning to demonstrate that offering flexible work arrangements can greatly…

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What’s Your Coaching Style?

Management and coaching is a very subjective topic. Each individual manager and coach has their own individual style. In the report below, we have an activity where you can see what your own coaching style is with a quick explanation for each style. (more…)

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The Five Worst Traps To Avoid As A Manager

As manager’s we always fall into little traps and develop bad habits that will hinder rather than help and progress our performance. However there are certain habits and characteristics that have to be avoided like the plague – and if you currently see yourself falling…

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Managing By Walking About – How To Make Your Walking Productive

Many managers tell me that they want to get closer to their staff to motivate them and keep them enthusiastic in their jobs, but they lack the social skills to determine how best to do it. (more…)

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The Greatest Resource You Will Ever Have As A Manager

Today, managers are tasked to build and develop their resources more effectively. In fact, there is a facet of management devoted specifically to ‘resource management’. (more…)

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10 Problems Great Managers Face

No matter how well you perform and the results you achieve, there will always be challenges and obstacles that will cause you to wonder if you are going in the right direction as a manager. Those challenges will make you question the validity of your…

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The Four Steps to LEAD Effectively

There has never been a better time for leaders to show their colours. Many businesses could be very much more successful than they currently are if leadership was more visible in every situation. Ask most managers and they will insist that they show good leadership…

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How Managers Can Learn From Sporting Icons

I was absolutely entranced by the Saracens versus Northampton Rugby Union Premiership Final at Twickenham. Not just because of the quality of the game, which was harrowingly-stunning in its bruising tackling and excellence in its nervous energy; but mainly because of the way that Saracens…

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How to Develop Commitment and Engagement Within Your Team

Managers and leaders often moan about the fact their team members don’t seem to be ‘engaged’ and ‘motivated’ at work. Their biggest moan seems to revolve around how so many people show lack of commitment to the company values, or simply switch off when asked…

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How To Replace Old Management Thinking with New Leadership Ideas

Often on our coaching and consultancy programmes, the discussions come round to new ways of thinking; that is, what do today’s managers do that yesterday’s managers didn’t? It’s an intriguing question and one that would fill many books with the myriads of answers that could…

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7 Essential Traits To Be An Effective Leader

The age old cliché of ‘Great leaders are born not made’ is thrown around a lot in many walks of life, whether you are talking about the manager at work or the captain of your football team. Personally, I don’t buy into this. I think…

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