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Would you trust Roy Hodgson?

“Trust is like a mirror, you can fix it if it’s broken, but you can still see the crack in that mother f*****’s reflection.” – Lady Gaga Roy Hodgson, manager of the England football team, gave a masterclass this week … 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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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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The buck stops with…. someone else

So what have Melissa from The Apprentice and Roy Hodgson got in common? Both appear to have a problem accepting responsibility for things going wrong. Instead they have a tendency to point the finger of blame elsewhere, which is a … 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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Sometimes it’s what you don’t say…

On Sunday Liverpool came from 2-0 down to draw level, only to see Man Utd snatch a winner 6 minutes from time. Liverpool’s second goal came from a free kick awarded on the edge of the box after Fernando Torres, … Continue reading

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