Be the Funstar at Work

FREE download(CLICK HERE) of a jam-packed collection of things you could do to brighten your office, your team, your staff room. Everyone in your workplace has a different idea as to what fun means, and what it means to make…

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Mentors I Have Known

Short presentation about the difference between mentoring and coaching - is there a difference. I have experience a range of mentors over the journey and they have all contributed to my progress. Some with great impact. https://youtu.be/Nq0XlkChyJk

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Your Growth Mindset

Although this book hasn't had 100% great reviews from the pundits, I must say that I enjoyed the sentiments that it focuses on. Since reading the material about how important it is to focus on avoiding a fixed mindset, I've…

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Rewarding your employees

https://youtu.be/c6PAbuOGoO4   There has always been a school of thought that employees are motivated by reward or acknowledgement. A congrats, a thank you, a well done, even a medal. But the sort of employee you want is the type that…

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Induction

The on boarding process is so important for any new team member. It is essential for the team leader to devote at least the first week to any new team member's induction so that the standards and expectations are set from the…

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When Will I Learn?

I have recently had to learn another lesson, and again the learning is about me not being able to suppress my ego. I had decided to visit another speaking club - a neighbouring one - and enthusiastically participated in the…

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The Principles

This made an impact on me. Not all original content, but some very thought provoking concepts and links. I particularly followed up on The Principles - management principles - that made Breakwater Associates great. The Principles of management at Breakwater…

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Transferrable Skills

Communication skills Speaking effectively Writing concisely Listening attentively Expressing ideas Facilitating group discussion Providing appropriate feedback Negotiating Perceiving nonverbal messages Persuading Reporting information Describing feelings Interviewing Editing   Research & Planning skills Forecasting predicting Creating ideas Identifying problems Imagining alternatives…

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Team Engagement

When I look after a team and expect high performance, to me, it is about team engagement. And team engagement is mainly about communication - real communication. I have been battling with how to achieve this level of real communication…

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Gamification

Intrinsic awards can work better than extrinsic awards, so to apply an overlay of gamification to your team as an incentive can prove to be very effective.   LEVEL Description Features Distinguished (DTM) To achieve DTM status the Team Member…

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Rewards and Awards

When considering rewards for effort within a team it is important not to overcrowd the intrinsic motivation with extrinsic motivations. If a person or team is motivated to achieve and do well and this motivation comes from within then to…

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