Tag Archives: Teamwork

Are You Missing This Power?

Managing people can be a mixed blessing at times. They can frustrate you, almost to the point of purposeful sabotage. Many managers and supervisors get swept up in the day-to-day “must-do” that they get burnt out trying too hard getting … Continue reading

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Have you got a ‘Jeremy Paxman’ on your team?

The combative and grumpy Jeremy Paxman has stepped down from Newsnight, the flagship BBC current affairs programme. His aggressive style of questioning raised their own questions within the hierarchy of the BBC-known affectionately as “Auntie”- and the only surprise to … Continue reading

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Ethical Motivation vs Manipulation

At one end of the scale you have out-and-out bullying with ethical persuasion at the polar opposite. From the selfish manager who just uses her team to get whatever it is that they want to the passive-aggressive who undermines your … Continue reading

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Leading By Doing Nothing

They say that the true test of leadership is what happens when the leader isn’t around. The overriding urge is always to do something-anything, when things are not going our way. But there is another way. On certain occasions, there is a … Continue reading

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Be Like Mourinio

Now, I know you all think that this is just an excuse for me to talk about football. It isn’t. This is an excuse to talk about results and leadership is about results too. You might also think that I … Continue reading

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How To Spot a Performance Dip

Everyone has good days and bad days, don’t they? You know those days when everything seems to go wrong, when we say the wrong thing at the wrong time or do the polar opposite of what was required at that … Continue reading

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How To Deal With Liars

Everybody lies, don’t they? From those little comments that spare someone’s blushes (white lies), to the bigger lies that can change the course of appropriate action towards a way un-required if the lie was left untold. Those little lies like: “Tell them … Continue reading

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