When I coach people I very often hear they want to be like someone else or better than someone else. Companies usually compete among each other. They wish to beat their competitors. They want to be better than the other guys. But, comparing yourself to another could be a dangerous thing. Read More →
I just heard this excellent line: “Don’t send your ducks to eagle school. It will not help. It won’t help at all. They will remain ducks although they have a badge, a certificate and a hat with an eagle on it.”
Let me write a few lines on this topic. I have already mentioned it in my previous posts, but here I go again. The subject is: MOTIVATION.
Let’s get the most important thing out of the way first. Motivated people are not trained, they are found! Read More →
It is so interesting to see how many people have no idea what they really want. And I am going nowhere near such deep subjects such as life, love, happiness.
I usually ask a simple question at the beginning of my seminars. “What do you expect to take away, what do you want to learn?”
Most of the time, a lot of the people say something like: “I don’t know, or, I do not expect anything”, or they repeat what I usually said at the beginning when introducing the day. Very few times I hear something truely personal, well thought through. What a pity!
It is really simple. If you don’t know what you want, you are going to get what you don’t want. Read More →
Have you ever felt like slacking off your work a bit? Doing just a “good enough” job? Maybe you didn’t feel well that day, maybe you didn’t have a good day or maybe you felt just a bit lazy. Or you may have thought: “the boss is not looking, he will never know; the client will never notice, so why bother?” You were probably right. Their eyes were not on you at that moment.
Here is a question…what is the difference between a quality and non-quality delivery? Read More →
Some leaders don’t seem to get this — To whom much is given, much is expected.
Some are leaders for the wrong reasons, such as: Money, power, image or ego
If you want to be THE leader you need to know this: Leading people means, above all, to take care of them. A Leader is the one responsible for his team. As I wrote in one of my previous blogs, your team members are your no. 1 internal clients.
“Books you don’t read will not help you. Training you don’t take will not change your life. Your business will only improve, if you improve”. I thought of this quote recently, when I trained a class of young managers. At the end of the day, they sat there a bit shocked to find out that “there is so much to know about managing and communicating with people”.
I agree, there is a lot to learn and apply. However, you know what happens when people become overwhelmed with the amount of info and knowledge.
So, here are my tips how to persevere and keep focused on improving your managing skills: Read More →
Project Management is one of my favourite subjects. I love it! I love working on projects, I love talking about them, I love helping companies with their projects - it is my passion and one of the more interesting part of my job.
Projects are a crucial part of companies lives. However, if misled, projects can cause problems and you may wish you never had one at all.
These are 4 most common mistakes organisations and project managers make in managing projects:
“We cannot afford to give our people management training. It is too expensive. The managers should be learning by doing. Our managers learn from each other”. Companies have many execuses for not training their managers.
Here are 7 important reasons why managers and leaders should be trained and coached on continuous basis: Read More →
Here is how this works. It’s simple.… Money and power magnify who you are.
If you are a jerk and you get a load of money, you become a bigger jerk with lots of money. If you are a jerk and you get a higher position and more power, you become a bigger jerk with a lot of power. Read More →
I am helping a leader with a complex company project and after a session when we found a way how to tackle a particular situation, he looked at me and said: How come I didn’t figure it out myself, without you?
Well, it is an interesting point for any leader.
Whether a CEO, GM or a team leader there will be a time when you are going to have no idea what is the best next step. Or what your answer should be. Or how to handle an issue you are facing. (Believe it or not…)