Author Archives: Nancy Slessenger

Are you being bullied?

Being bullied is one of the most miserable experiences you can have. It can also make you stressed and angry. But there are things you can do. Here are some tips to help. You’ll find more help here. Recognise the … Continue reading

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Swamped but can’t delegate?

Have you had this problem? You are up to your ears with time-consuming, complicated tasks and you have people in your team who have nothing to do – often because you are holding them up? You can’t delegate the tasks … Continue reading

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It’s something anyone could have done

Why should you win an award for doing something anyone could do? Well, the reason is that no one else did it. Simple Things There are many apparently simple things that are really obvious when you see them. Like the … Continue reading

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What to do with your objectives

It’s all very well having beautifully written, SMART objectives and goals, but what do you do with them? This is exactly what one of my clients asked me recently. I was surprised, but then I realised that there’s a lot … Continue reading

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Is competition a good thing?

Imagine this scenario. Your boss tells you that you are getting a pay rise of 5%. You are probably delighted. How do you feel when you hear Joan Smith got 10%? Why should this make any difference to you? You … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Disappearing Goal

One of our clients makes in-house films for companies. You would imagine that, before embarking on making a film it would be a good idea to know why you were making it. It turns out that this is not always … Continue reading

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Why women don’t get the credit

You may have read my blog last week What do you do when someone else takes credit for your work? I had quite a few comments on this so am expanding the theme this week. There are lots of reasons … Continue reading

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What do you do when someone else takes credit for your work?

Have you ever had this problem? Some other colleague getting the credit for what you did and the results you achieved? It’s very annoying isn’t it? A client asked me for some help on how to tackle this problem without … Continue reading

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