Category: Manager Development Programme

Trust Matters – Why is it so important in the workplace? woman wityh mug saying worlds best boss

Trust Matters – Why is it so important in the workplace?

We are very privileged to support the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with their Virtual Career Lab (VCL) series.  The VCLs are more than webinars.  They provide exercises, tools and guidance on a range of career development topics. A few weeks ago, I delivered one on the subject of “Trust Matters” so I thought I’d

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A Year in the Life of an Organisation’s Mentoring Programme

I have spent many years working in-house managing a changing environment for people at work.  Working with some amazing people and organisations, I have seen some terrific changes in work cultures and skills development.  Having joined Antoinette Oglethorpe Ltd, an organisation I trust and admire, I can continue to help other organisations to benefit from

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How to Evaluate a Management Development Programme

A Year in the life of a Manager Development Programme | Part 12 It’s twelve months since I started the “A Year in the Life of a Manager Development Programme ” series. This is the twelfth – and final – post in the series. It might also be the most important. This is where we

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How to Develop Company Culture to Support Your Managers

A Year in the Life of a Manager Development Programme | Part Eleven As we move towards the final stages of the Manager Development Programme, there are many areas to reflect upon. And these areas affect everyone involved – the managers, their direct managers and me. The first step is evaluating the impact of the

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How to Get the Best Out of Your People

A Year in the Life of a Manager Development Programme | Part Ten Do you know how to get the best out of your people? It’s a challenge for most managers in organisations. Typical questions I get asked include: How do I get people to go beyond their current level of knowledge and understanding? How

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How to Have Difficult Conversations at Work

A Year in the Life of a Manager Development Programme Part 9 We’re now well into the second half of the year-long Manager Development Programme. In last month’s post, I shared a mid-point review, in which I reflected honestly on our progress so far and identified areas for further work. In this, the next phase of

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How to Structure Simple and Effective Feedback

A Year in the Life of a Manager Development Programme | Part Seven Effective leaders are those who are confident taking decisions. They are comfortable taking accountability for actions and prevent problems from bubbling up to senior management. To be effective at this level, a manager needs some skill and confidence in his or her

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Peer Group Coaching as Part of the Manager Development Programme

A Year in the Life of a Manager Development Programme | Part Six Readers of this series, “A Year in the Life of a Manager Development Programme” will know that the Programme consists of a series of workshops. The workshop focus on the leadership challenges that the participants face in their daily working lives. But that’s not

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The Art of Effective Career Conversations

A Year in the Life of a Manager Development Programme | Part Five In this, the fifth instalment of the ‘A Year in the Life of a Manager Development Programme’ series, we explore what happened during the second workshop and look at why career conversations are important for building strong teams. Preparation for practice Before the

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