Monthly Archives: November 2012

They call me the BANANA man.

It’s true, I kid you not.  I was recently accosted by someone I’d trained 3 months previously in Negotiation Skills, who called out (across the staff restaurant):  “Look, it’s the BANANA man!”. That made me pleased.  Why?  Because it means … Continue reading

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THE skill which defines the best Manager: Coaching

I have good news and bad news.  First the good news.  I’ve just read about an internal study carried out by Google in which they made 10,00 observations of their best Managers. Given their skills in analytics and designing algorithms, … Continue reading

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Exploding a Coaching myth.

In the last 2 weeks I have worked with two different groups of managers,  in which the subject of Coaching has come up.  It surprises me how consistently several themes come out when we explore this area. Firstly, the majority … Continue reading

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