The Management Blog
Tips & advice to help you improve your performance
Being able to communicate effectively is one of the key components that make up the great manager’s portfolio.
Without excellent communication, even a good manager will fail to progress the business because of the need to keep momentum through communicating the vision and objectives.
VUCA is an acronym that stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, which characterise the nature of some difficult conditions and situations.
Born in the 1990’s in the military world of the American military, it originally described the conditions the world faced after the cold war.
You’re sure to have come across different coaching models at work that help you achieve goals with your team, and allow you to get more involvement from people in making decisions and solving problems.
A famous one is, of course, the GROW model, where we set Goals, check Reality, look at Options and establish a Way Forward.
Many managers face the dilemma at times of what to focus their valuable time on when it appears that everything is urgent, everything is important and nothing can be delegated to anyone else.
This predicament can have many repercussions on managers’ time and effort, as they switch from issue to issue, prepared to fight fires at every corner.
Praise and recognition have often been stated as a key motivational practice for many people.
Why? Because being recognised for doing a good job strokes our ego, builds on our self-esteem, creates goodwill between the two people, develops self-worth and makes our self-confidence do a lap of honour.