Am I making myself clear? The difference between intent and perception.
We have given the most incredible gift of communication. Our ability to interact orally is utterly unique compared to any other creature on the planet. We are good at it too. We read subtle nuance, micro gestures across the lyric, song and dance of our discussions.
Building a high functioning team
There is a clear difference between high performing teams and high functioning teams.
Put simply, many high performing teams are not necessarily high functioning. They achieve what they achieve through effort, blood, sweat and frequently tears. Performance in these organisations is exhausting, often stressful, there is fall out and discontent.
How close should managers get to their team members?
How important is the relationship I have with my team? Pretty vital I’d say! But what does that really mean? How well does my team need to know me? What’s that balance between being familiar, one of the team and being professional, being their boss?
These are valuable questions to ponder.
We’ve got some exciting news to tell you. Next week at World of Learning, we are launching a brand new shiny podcast called Squeeze. Here’s what the blurb says about it.
Squeeze is a management training podcast designed to help squeeze the best out of you.
Building Comfortable Communities
Harvard has recently published a number of papers with some interesting titles. They include the following:
Sleep Deprivation Can Make It Harder to Stay Calm at Work
Time for Happiness
Why You Should Work Less and Spend More Time on Hobbies
Treat Your Weekend Like a Vacation
Prevent Burnout by Making Compassion a Habit
Stressed at Work? Mentoring a Colleague Could Help
The Pros and Cons of Perfectionism
What Makes Some People More Productive Than Others
How CEOs Manage Time
Are New Graduates Happier Making More Money or Having More Time?
The titles alone make interesting reading, providing lots of food for thought.
Learn effective tricks to build your personal resilience
We think that building personal resilience is a management foundation skill. During your management career you are going to face many stressors, both people and situations that are going to test you, potentially to the limit. Being able to ride these storms doesn’t happen by chance, it is a skill you can develop.
5 tips for new managers
So you have been promoted or have just got that new management job. Well done. Here are 5 management tips for you that I wish I had been told in those early days. There is of course loads of things that would be helpful to tell you, but Rome wasn’t built in a day, so these five make a great starting point.
Simple tips for a stress free return to work after holiday
It’s a pain isn’t it? You’ve just had a great holiday, managed to switch off pretty well and now you’ve just walked into hundreds if not thousands of emails. There’s a todo list that’s overwhelming you and all those balls that you were juggling before your break are now rolling around on the floor waiting for you to pick them up.
Time management techniques from an overly busy week!
Lessons from an over busy diary
It’s 0345hr, my alarm is going off and I cant help asking myself is this sustainable? Two days ago I arrived late at the hotel and crashed into bed. A restless night had me up slightly too early, my day had started.
How intimate are you when managing your remote team?
Why intimacy is a big deal when managing remote team workers and what to do about it.
Intimacy doesn’t seem like a very professional word does it? It is, however, a crucial idea when we are managing remote team workers.
The Google dictionary suggests its definition is a ‘close familiarity or friendship’.