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Monthly Archives: October, 2013

The art of networking, Part 1: How to prevent a conversation stopping before it even starts…

Are you a wallflower when it comes to networking? For some managers and business owners, networking can be terrifying. Although some networkers can glide from group to group with no trouble, others freeze at the prospect of ‘working the room’ – and for some, the thought of meeting new people and having to initiate conversation …

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Delegation: what successful leaders learn to master…

Following on from my last post, and stemming from the help I give my executive coaching and management/leadership coaching clients, it’s clear that some leaders have difficulty delegating tasks. Moving up the ranks and gaining more responsibility are the aims of most managers when climbing the career ladder; however, a proportion find it a real …

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Executives: Does your approach to delegation mirror the mule’s?

Managing staff, responsibilities and endless work tasks can prove heavy loads to carry. Shoulder everything like a mule – the beast of burden – and you risk procrastination and obstacles that affect you and your staff. Delegation is a necessary element of management and team building – implemented correctly and your job will be infinitely …

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As an executive, could you be accused of wearing ‘the emperor’s new clothes’?

Remember the Hans Christian Andersen tale about the Emperor’s new clothes?  He was tricked into believing he was wearing a splendid outfit, when wearing nothing at all, based on the fawning compliments of his courtiers. Believing he looked so exceptionally fine, he paraded through the streets to the cheering adulation of a well-briefed crowd. One …

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