Posts Tagged ‘feedback’

Being Assertive: Approaches for saying No….

November 28th, 2012

Do you struggle to say no to requests for your time?

Do you drop whatever you’re doing to help others despite having deadlines?

 

If the answer to the two questions above was yes, then you will probably benefit from these approaches for saying No more effectively.

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Performance Management – The impact of not addressing issues

March 29th, 2011

PM - The impact of not addressing issues

 

 

 

In a previous blog entry (Performance Management – Managers need to be role models) I discussed the significance and importance of Performance Management in a team or organisation and, in particular, looking at the role of the leader or manager in doing so. But what are the consequences of not addressing performance issues that arise, how might this lack of action impact on the other team members or individuals around them? How might it begin to impact on the team, the company and your customers for example? Here are some ideas to consider;

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Feedback; It’s a gift, you choose what to do with it…….

December 30th, 2010

Feedback its a gift, you choose what to do with it

Let me start this blog with a bit of a story (just bear with me here)……

A few years ago we were on holiday with some friends who had a young son and to keep him occupied they had brought along a kit for him to make bracelets. One quiet afternoon he decided to make everyone a friendship bracelet. He spent ages selecting the materials, choosing the design and then making each one. He then took great pride and pleasure in giving each of us our own individual bracelets. Whilst it was a lovely idea, with lots of thought, care and attention going into the making of it, the skills didn’t quite match up to the intention and well… it wasn’t the best bracelet that I have ever seen. However the thought behind it was wonderful and meant a lot to me. Here was someone who had taken the time effort and trouble to think about, make and give me something.

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Performance Management – Managers need to be role models

September 16th, 2010

Performance Management - Managers need to be role models

I caught up with my friend the other day, the one who told me of the new team leader who had got off to a shaky start with her team (See my previous blogs post: A New Manager). Well, it transpires that this new team leader is also not that understanding when it comes to Performance Management either. It seems that she still has some way to go in her development as a manager!

 

 

“Be the change you want to see….”

 

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Challenging Negative Behaviour

July 13th, 2010

Challenging negative behaviour

It is always difficult to tackle negative behaviour in a positive way that corrects the issue without causing resentment and / or damage to the relationship.

The BIFF model is one of the simplest and most effective ways of guiding your approach to the situation that I have come across.

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Successful Teams

June 18th, 2010

Teamwork

In my experience successful teams are something special to work in and I have been privileged to work in a few over the years as well, and that got me thinking; Just what was it that made the team successful and very special to be a part of?

 

Here are some ideas that I came up with;

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