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The woman who wants to get Lord Sugar into tights

Did you know there’s a woman who wants to get Lord Sugar into tights in the final of the 2014 season of The Apprentice? She’s up against Mark, the guy from down under, who has been this season’s top sales … Continue reading

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How well do you communicate your expectations?

As a manager do your people understand exactly what is expected of them? Do they have a clear picture of what success looks like? Do you? Stewart Downing at Liverpool Football Club has recently given an interview where he compared … Continue reading

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It’s all in the communication….

“Communication is the real work of Leadership.” Nitin Nohria Wirral Council is currently looking for a new CEO. The role is a challenging one as the council is currently suffering from a poor reputation, and a strong leader will be … Continue reading

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Six steps to empowerment

I recently coached a wonderfully talented and experienced senior manager who had just started a new role at a large international company. The job was well paid, close to home and well within her skills levels. When Mary landed the … Continue reading

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How’s the view from where you are?

“All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.”  ~ Leonardo Da Vinci   A few days ago I was listening to a radio phone in, as a friend of mine had been invited on to discuss the latest research … Continue reading

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Engaging your team to achieve goals

The Apprentice returned to our screens last night, and once again we had the opportunity to see the impact of poor man management skills on team outcomes. The Project Manager of the losing team appeared to have a strategy in his … Continue reading

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Motivational Communication Skills

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” Willie Nelson Imagine this scenario: You are an very experienced sales manager and  have been asked to manage a team of senior sales people who have been struggling … Continue reading

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Have you got the whole picture?

What we think we see or hear isn’t necessarily the reality. Everyone has a different map of the world and will interpret what we say or what they see in a way that conforms to their perception of reality. This … Continue reading

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Self Belief

Judges houses in X Factor this weekend. It’s been interesting that one of the most common phrases used by Simon Cowell again this year has been “I think (s)he has a great voice but (s)he has just got no self … Continue reading

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