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Building a team of problem solvers

Innovation and creative problem-solving go hand in hand. You cannot have one without the other. But in order to become an expert at problem-solving, you need to develop a team of problem solvers who are willing to think outside of the box to get things done. Change cannot occur overnight Now, before we go any […]

Reading the words between the lines

Body language is a non-verbal form of communication. In fact, unspoken communication makes up over 50% of what people say, so knowing how to analyse and interpret body language has a definite place in the workplace. As a manager or leader, it is essential that you understand the body language of your team and educate […]

How to set your Teams up for Success with Coaching and Mentoring

Coaching and mentoring focuses on the long-term success of your team. By committing to provide continuous, you are helping them grow their skills and reach their full potential. What is the difference between mentoring and coaching? Often the terms mentoring and coaching are intertwined, but they are in fact two very different methods of assisting […]

Creating a better future for your team

As a manager or leader, your priority is your team. You want your team to thrive in a positive business environment. You want to offer them the potential to develop their skills for future promotion and career development. You want them ultimately to be the best they can be, right? Well, this is where Appreciative […]

Developing Creativity Within Your Team For Better Results

In the business world, we are often so focused on the end result or the profit margin, that issues like creativity often get pushed to the side. However, creativity must have a central position in the way we do business for innovation to thrive. Make creativity a priority Creativity is not just for the artists, […]

Clear Communication Creates Change: Why Communication Is Today’s Most Essential Business Skill

Communication falls into the key area of PROBLEM. Often when there’s a problem, it comes back to ineffective Communication. Here are some tips how you can Step IN once you have identified the PROBLEM as Communication. Communication is at the forefront and a fundamental role in all facets of business, internally and externally; face-to-face chats, […]

Problem Identification in Business; The 7 Pillars to Getting to the Real Problem therefore, Solution

As long as consumers have problems or issues, they will always search for solutions, the best keys to the solution. People will always look for better, faster and smarter ways to solve everyday tasks or problems. Problem Recognition Strange as it may seem, even your customers don’t always know they have a problem or a […]

Goal Setting for Teams

Without goals, your team will just go through the motions of their everyday workload doing what needs to be done. It’s unlikely they will  improve their skills, no real headway will be made, and they will not get any sense of satisfaction from their jobs. It may be okay in the short term, but in […]

2017 – the Year to Step IN

Step IN – Leveraging Crisis to Create Opportunity is the title of my Keynote Speech. I’ve moved 37 times! Throughout my whole life and career, I have spent a large portion of it literally starting again somewhere new or helping people get from where they are to where they want to be. Crisis – doesn’t […]

5 Pitfalls to Managing People

Recently I was reading an interesting article in ‘The Project Manager’, the magazine by the AIPM.  Richard Dunks outlines the gravest human resource errors which can cost organisations time and money.  I thought it may also be of interest to you. There are five main pitfalls to how companies manage their people.  How firms handle these […]

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