Tag Archives: leadership skills
You need to have more meetings

  Here’s an interesting thought – do you need to have more meetings? Usually people on my workshops complain they have too many meetings. In fact during more than 20 years of running workshops and courses on Time Management and … Continue reading

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Overselling the job

    I was interviewing a candidate for a reception post a few weeks ago. He was an excellent candidate. However, he was very surprised to discover that the post was part time.     I immediately assumed that I … Continue reading

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Do you believe that people can change?

  Do you think that people can learn new skills?  So do I. I wouldn’t be in this job if I didn’t.     Sometimes dealing with poor performance can be really hard. You know the situation – you have … Continue reading

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Get rid of tasks you don’t like

  Years ago, at a time when I was particularly busy and had to take on a new project, I needed to delegate as much as I could.   I drew up a list of all the things I was … Continue reading

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How do you measure success? – A tip for your objectives in 2014

  The sale of Royal Mail Evan Davis, presenter on the Today Program, BBC Radio 4, interviewed Michael Fallon, Minister for Business and Enterprise about the recent sale of Royal Mail. Evan was concerned about the fact that the share … Continue reading

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Taking Risks at Christmas

  Did you know that taking risks improves performance? And did you also know that creativity improves when you have a clear objective and need (“Necessity is the mother of invention” they say).     Here’s a little festive tale … Continue reading

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How can you trust your people when you are not there?

  We only speak to customers   I was trying to get a price for my car this week, so I called a company well known for buying and selling used cars. In fact we bought our daughter’s car there. … Continue reading

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Was Nelson Mandela exceptional?

  There were many things about Nelson Mandela that made him the man he was. I’m going to focus on just one, his communication skills.       One small example   During the divorce between Nelson and Winnie Mandela, … Continue reading

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