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What If This Is The New Norm

I do a lot of work with a lot of Finance people and a number of people who work in the public sector. One thing that always comes up whether it’s a coaching session, training or workshop is the issue of lots of demands and not enough financial resources to meet all of them. Yes […]

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Getting A Team That’s Struggling Back On Track

All good leaders and managers understand the importance of teams to the results that they achieve.  At the same time even the best teams can have times when things are a struggle and not going as well as they could. So when a team is struggling, what can you do a leader or manager to […]

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10 Truths You Need To Know About Managing

Being a manager is a tough call.  Those more senior than you place huge demands on you and those that you manage expect you to take care of them.  Sometimes it can be really difficult so what are 10 truths you need to know about managing? Truth 1: You Cannot Set People Up To Fail […]

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Why Imposing Change Never Works

Getting the buy in and support of the critical mass is one of the key contributors to making change in my experience. Despite the vast majority of leaders not just understanding but recognising it really matters, there are still plenty examples around of trying to impose change. Now it might seem like the easy way […]

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Same Thinking Same Action Same Results

Think of a typical day or week. Chances are that you have certain routines that you follow almost on auto pilot. Now I guess to some extent we all thrive on predictability. Of course from time to time you have a situation where things are not going to plan. This might be within a project, […]

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Being A More Effective Decision Maker

Every leader and manager understands that until a decision is made, no action is taken and if no action is taken then it is unlikely that you will deliver results.  At the same time taking decisions is not always what leaders and managers do Common Barriers To Effective Decision Making Over the years I have […]

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5 Reasons Why You Are Struggling To Make Change

Change is part and parcel of being in business. On one level everyone gets this. Of course talking about change is one thing. Actually delivering it is rather different. Now some might tell you there is some magic formula that guarantees success. I’m not one of them. What I have learned over the years is […]

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If This Was Missing You Wouldn’t Be Human

I had someone get in touch recently telling me about their challenges in making change. Now I guess we all know that if something was easy everyone would be doing it. At the same time if everyone was doing something it might seem a lot less appealing. Of course people who actively seek out opportunities […]

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