Tag Archives: management

Should you be flying in formation?

Over the summer, I was talking to a client who was feeling exhausted. Robert (not his real name) excels at his job and is a team leader. He has been working on a long-term project which still has another nine … Continue reading

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Want to improve performance? Effective feedback is key

My weekly newsletter invites readers to send me suggestions for blog posts and recently I had several messages about how to give and receive feedback effectively. Feedback is part of our everyday lives – we check reviews before we eat … Continue reading

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How do we build trust?

Good relationships are built on trust. This is true whether we’re talking about relationships with friends, colleagues, families or people with whom we do business. As a coach, trust is essential to my work and it is a foundation stone … Continue reading

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Why isn’t your delegating working?

Frustration was written all over Mike’s (name has been changed) face as he arrived at our session. ‘How are you?’ I asked, tentatively. ‘Annoyed with myself,’ he answered, ‘although I don’t know why I didn’t expect this to happen.’ He … Continue reading

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Can difficult conversations be made any easier?

We all have to have tricky conversations from time to time. At work, they might start with ‘Have you got five minutes for a quick chat?’ (usually at 5.25pm on a Friday!); at home, ‘We need to talk’ might be … Continue reading

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Recovering from a bad day – lessons from long jumping, ballroom dancing and American football

After a busy day earlier this week, I settled down with a cuppa and watched a few minutes of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s a spin off from the main … Continue reading

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