Why Coaching, Not Gadgets, is Key to Getting The Most Out Of Employees

Forget the gadgets and “lifehacks” to increase productivity, research shows that managers need to become coaches to get the best out of their employees. Coaching means many things, from simply listening to staff, to helping them set personal goals or understand the company’s objectives. When employees understand the business goals, they can make their own decisions and […]
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Three Easy Steps To Business Success?

Do you hire a mechanic to service your car? Do you have a personal trainer or go to a gym to workout? Do you call a plumber if your tap is leaking? Or are you like thousands of other small business owners who decide to Do It Yourself with these tasks. After all how hard […]
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Coaching and Mentoring – A CIMA Overview

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) produce a range of 'Topic Gateways' which are intended as a refresher or introduction to topics of interest to their members and others involved in the practical application of finance within organisations. This Topic Gateway explores the difference, parallels and applications of coaching and mentoring within a financial environment. […]
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Book Reviews: All The Leader You Can Be

The Science of Achieving Extraordinary Executive Presence Numbers seem to be important in the leadership game—10 qualities (or is it nine?) that make a great leader, 12 things you can do, or seven steps you can take. Suzanne Bates and William Macaux have a number, too: “15 qualities of executive presence.” But the important number […]
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Leadership Principles at Amazon

This is what Amazon boasts about their Leadership - it may inspire you to consider how you have defined your own Leadership Principles! Our Leadership Principles aren’t just a pretty inspirational wall hanging. These Principles work hard, just like we do. Amazonians use them, every day, whether they’re discussing ideas for new projects, deciding on […]
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Sounding Board

In this 'Thoughts on Leadership' video, Paul Bridle discusses the importance of leaders having a sounding board.
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