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Managing Up

I talk with a lot of people about their work, their organisations and their manager. I am always intrigued and even surprised at the number of people who don’t know what I am talking about when I ask them about managing up. Why I am surprised? I am surprised because in my experience managing up […]

Coaching

Today’s manager is expected to achieve targets and outcomes as well as ensuring their staff are aligned to the organsiational strategy and vision. Furthermore, managers are also expected to develop their staff, nurture talent and manager performance. For many managers the temptation is to focus on the doing part of their roles, the day to […]

Managing Anger

I grew up in a family where we were not allowed to get angry! I know this sounds all very trivial compared to the horrors that confronted others in their childhood but the point is that the strong limitations I had placed on anger as a child have haunted me into my adult working life. […]

Delegation

Perhaps one of the most underrated management skills is delegating. The ability to succinctly and clearly delegate work will make you far more effective in the workplace. People mistake delegation for simply telling people what to do. Delegation, by its definition, implies some level of authority or representation- so when you are delegating you are […]

Change Management

Managing change is always going to be an issue for organisations. Whether it’s a restructure, a merger, a technology update, a new initiative or even a new CEO, organisations constantly face some form of change. The challenge is to firstly accept the need for change and secondly, successfully navigate change. Unfortunately, organisations often manage change […]