Looking to Improve People Performance? Focus on the Small Conversations

Many leaders miss the opportunity to have ‘small conversations’ with their team members, whether it be to correct behaviour that isn’t quite up to the right standard, or to confirm that someone is doing a great job. Often the leader misses the moment, or thinks that what they are doing is ‘part of their job’ or ‘common sense’. Leaders should never miss these opportunities - they provide a chance to confirm that someones behaviour is ‘on track’ or confirm that it is off track and discuss what needs to be done.

How to Tell the Good LEADERSHIP Facilitators from the Bad

A leadership facilitator or executive Leadership Coach needs to be comfortable to know their strengths and vulnerabilities, have social proof due to having numerous recommendations from clients and friends, you want proof of credibility, and finally they recognise other good facilitators and know where to improve and where they stand.

The 7 Ways an Executive Coach Can Improve Your Performance

We believe there are seven key benefits for taking on a leader ship coach in order to sustain performance, and work with you to develop the skills to lead people, lead your team, and achieve a high performance result with he support, listen and lead you in the right direction. They will offer a different view in order to move your business forward, and cheer you on when you make those little wins and push you to do those few extra aspects in order to greatly improve your business's performance and work ethic.

The Biggest Problem in Leadership Training? Lack of Measurement.

The biggest problem with leadership training, leadership workshops or executive leadership coaching, is the complete lack of measurement. An experienced facilitator or leadership coach will take the time to focus on the strengths and skills when you start, measuring where you begin in your leadership level and behaviour. Measuring which aspects of leadership behaviours need improvement at the start, and then measuring their progress and growth, provides a level of trust for the client, and a level o expertise for the provider.

The Most Commonly Missed Element in Managing Your Tasks As A Leader

Leaders, managers, supervisors and small business owners can get so busy answering questions and responding to staff, they forget to manage their own tasks. This video focusses on task management, the to-do list, the things that often gets missed in prioritising aspects of the to-do list. Highlight a forgotten area of the list - how long the task will take - so that you can organise your day and accomplish things more effectively and efficiently. 

What's missing from most leadership training programs? Practice.

Many leadership programs, executive coaching programs and emerging leaders programs can be good with introducing theory, but are pretty average (or downright terrible) at providing practice. Practice - in a safe environment based on learning and development - makes all the difference to those that are just learning what it takes to be a leader.

The Simplest Way to Improve a Performance Discussion

The simplest way of improving performance is the conversation itself, is practice practice practice. What is it you actually want to say, and practicing it with someone allows you to see how the conversation is going to land with the person you need to discuss with in order to not offend anyone but all get your point across.

Tips for Assessing Team Members Easily and Effectively for Annual Reports

This simple tip for leaders and managers regarding performance management, is to take ten minutes out of the week - I suggest every Friday afternoon - and writing down what they did well that week, what they need to improve on and what they still need to do. Every week you get a report of where people are at and what they have done that week, which makes writing a progress or performance report that much easier to write. It also provide opportunity to communicate strengths and weaknesses more readily - particularly if you missed the opportunity in the moment.

Are You More Responsible or Accountable As A Leader?

Are you a more responsible or accountable leader? When it comes to leading others, leading teams and leading high-performing teams, there is always a balance between getting your own work completed as well as that of your team. Often we can get caught doing all of our own work, and not paying attention to the work of our team. Likewise, we can easily be focussed on the team’s work and needs, and leave our own work to the last minute.

How Important Are Values to Your Leadership?

How important are your personal values to your leadership? Incredibly important! When I work with leaders - either in an Executive Leadership Coaching capacity, or as a facilitator for our Executive Leadership program, I find that most leaders either haven't thought to, or haven't taken the time to work out their core personal values.

Should You Use a Leadership Assessment before Training Interventions?

What is the starting point for leadership training? Not all experiences to get to a leadership position are equal. Some new leaders are incredibly skilled at difficult conversations, but struggle to manage their prioritisation. Others are very responsible, but struggle to hold others to account.The reason we complete a Leadership Assessment / CheckPoint for an Emerging Leaders Program is the same for completing one with our Executive Programs and our Performance Management / Difficult Conversations courses.

The 3 Flaws of the OAR BED Model for Leaders

The sense of "it's good or it's bad" is one of the main flaws of the OAR / BED model of personal responsibility. Thinking of a team as an engine, in which there are times when our performance is high, and other times where we need to be more efficient and productive in order to achieve goals set out by a leader. hence it is less about being good or bad, and more about where is your team at on a performance level. The AIR / BLEEDS model is a far more effective model for leaders when it comes to personal responsibility and accountability.

Top 15 Tip for Time & Task Management for Busy Leaders

The top 5 tips for mastering time and task management for busy leaders;

1. The to-do list - written reminders

2. Priorities - 1,2,3 and colour code from most important to less important.

3. Time taken to complete each task ( create a key)

4. Time boxing in order to plan ahead (book in times for each task to be completed so you can easily organise your day)

5. Set your own tasks for the right times.

The next ten are in the video, so go check them out!

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