Archive for Management’ Category

We are motivated by pain and pleasure
Feb

2

2018

We are motivated by pain and pleasure

What are you motivated by? When I ask this question at seminars there are usually five or six things that get mentioned: money, success, power, winning, love and even hate on occasions. Everybody is different and each occasion is different so it's hard to tie it down to one thing or another. When we explore this issue deeper, however each of the above drivers can...

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Exploring the Options
Feb

1

2018

Exploring the Options

When making a decision it is useful to get all the facts in place so that you can start to generate the options. This is usually a cyclical process working hand in hand with getting the facts and discovering the truth. As you uncover facts, decision options will occur to you and you will then need to uncover more facts to test the option’s feasibility....

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Brainstorming
Jan

31

2018

Brainstorming

Before making decisions it is useful to get the opinions of the rest of the team. There is usually one person who has to make the decision but if you want the team to buy into the decision and help make it successful you will need their input. There are a number of different ways to achieve this and the following is one that has...

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Taking Action
Jan

29

2018

Taking Action

When you make a decision - Take Action Decisions are not wishes, they are cast it stone, or at least should be. A problem often arises however, a few days after the decision is taken. A decision is taken on the day when you are most determined to make the decision succeed. You are all fired up and the very good reasons why you decided...

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What gets in the way of decisions?
Jan

25

2018

What gets in the way of decisions?

So, we had a good idea but it could have easily have been delayed and forgotten. There are many reasons why we avoid decisions. The following are typical reactions when decisions are needed: Procrastination We ‘decide’ to wait and see, think it over or sleep on it. Thinking it over can be good if it leads to a decision but all too often it only...

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Masterminding
May

29

2013

Masterminding

In his book “Think and Grow Rich” Napoleon Hill wrote about the importance of getting together in a group of like minded people on a regular basis to share ideas and to encourage personal growth. The idea of putting together a Mastermind Group is not unique to Napoleon Hill and many successful people in the world will tell stories of the group that supported them...

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Management Vs. Leadership
Jun

8

2012

Management Vs. Leadership

I have recently been reminded of Stephen Covey's story that illustrates the difference between leadership and management. It has been many years since I read Stephen Covey's words on the subject but from memory I will paraphrase the story as follows: The story is set in the Amazonian jungle hundreds of miles from civilisation and the task at hand is the process of cutting a road...

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