Tag Archives: management skills

30 -50 and employed? How much are you hurting?

I’m planning to write a business book this year . I’ve been mulling on it for far too long, and every year that goes by it seems to me that the case for the book gets more compelling. In this … Continue reading

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Manager versus Leader. Confused?

Last week I coached an experienced sales professional as part of the follow up on a Leadership course he attended.  We were getting along fine, finding much to agree on over how dysfunctional the human race is becoming, the immigration … Continue reading

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Why you and your colleagues don’t trust your manager.

“The propensity for email, texting and quick-type apps has led us to forget some of our people skills, including distinguishing the nuances of language and meaning, fostering of a feeling of belonging among groups of people, and knowing our bosses … Continue reading

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Can you coach? No, seriously. Can you coach?

If you were to ask a sample of managers how important coaching is to success in their role, what do you think their answer would be? I’ve worked with thousands of them over the years on Leadership and Management skills … Continue reading

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The dreaded Annual Appraisal. Is the writing finally on the wall?

At last!  Could the end finally be in sight for that annual ritual dreaded by both managers and staff:  the Annual Appraisal? You know the one:  the meeting you both hope will be over quickly, in which the manager loads … Continue reading

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Manager or Leader? Why most of us prefer Manager.

“A crucial difference between managers and leaders lies in the conceptions they hold, deep in their pysches, of chaos and order. Leaders tolerate chaos and lack of structure and are thus prepared to keep answers in suspense, avoiding premature closure … Continue reading

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