Technical Mentor is designed for when you need someone to build your confidence in delivering a specific IT related assignment, project or overcoming a specific problem. For example, perhaps you are new to your management role, are taking on new management responsibilities, or need to manage in a changing environment. So, this is where a […]
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Imanageitbetter mentoring is designed for when you need someone to build your confidence in delivering a specific assignment, project or overcoming a specific problem. For example, perhaps you are new to your management role, are taking on new management responsibilities, or need to manage in a changing environment. So, this is where an imanageitbetter mentor […]
A good mentor can be invaluable in helping you to succeed – in business, in your career or to solve a particular problem. However, many people find themselves mentors who do not have training or experience in mentoring. Do you need to manage your mentor? I was at a mentoring event this week (I was […]
Our Business Mentoring Workshop covers not just the key elements of great mentoring, but also looks at the relevant personal effectiveness and people skills necessary for you to be an effective business mentor. This Business Mentoring Workshop is suitable for business and in house professionals who are considering or already have experience of mentoring business owners and […]
How important is Entrepreneurship? Economic performance, whether you work in a small company or a large organisation, relies on the ability of people to come up with new ideas and implement them i.e. entrepreneurship. When you are deep in the depths of delivery, it is easy to forget this. We use the excuses that we […]
Three and a half years ago, London became the greatest place on earth to be. Why, because we were hosts to the Olympic and Paralympic Games. As a London Ambassador volunteer manager, I was privileged to be part of it. I was based at Heathrow airport for three months and, it was while I was […]
A good mentor can be invaluable in helping you to succeed – in business, in your career or to solve a particular problem. But sometimes you just can’t find one. One solution to this is peer mentoring. One novel approach is speed peer mentoring, where a group of people get together and mentor each other. […]
A good mentor can be invaluable in helping you to succeed – in business, in your career or to solve a particular problem. But with everyone (and their dog) calling themselves mentors or coaches, how do you go about finding a mentor to suit you? First Tip. Just because someone has been successful it doesn’t […]
Do you sometimes look at the people you work with and wonder why on earth they behave the way they do? Well, by comparing the way worplace behaviour of people relative to the way certain animals behave we hope to throw a little light on why we sometimes find other people’s workplace behaviour, well, bizzare! […]
It was a monday, and for the first few moments of my arrival into the office, it seemed an ordinary day. The sun was shining, our receptionist smiled as I walked towards the lift and all seemed calm. As I set down my briefcase next to my chair and turned on my laptop computer, I noticed a small huddle of people a few desks away. Murmurs of ‘…where’s the data?…’ and ‘…it doesn’t appear to be there…’ reached my ears.
by Jacqui Hogan These are a selection of common management problems that seem to come up over and over again. Managing innovation Q: “My ideas never seem to get anywhere because of bureaucracy and an aversion to risk. How can I persuade other people that new ideas are not always dangerous and can actually be […]
What the difference between Leadership and Management? It’s often said, that a leader does the right thing, while a Manager does things right. Does a Manager need to be a Leader then? In our current times of rapid technical and social change, both inside and outside organisations, managers need to be effective change managers. To […]
Are you indispensable? No! Picture the scene. You are still in the office fixing problems late into the evening. You took your mobile phone on holiday, even though your wife said ‘no work this time darling or I’ll leave you/go on my own next time/drop your phone in the swimming pool (you choose)’. You may […]
Cocreative services range from Business Advice, to Mentoring and Training, depending on what your organisation needs. We will help you to become a better manager and leader within your own organisation. With our background in the use and management of technology, our services also come with a Technology ‘flavour’. Business advice Cocreative business advice is a […]
Business Conversations – Meeting the need for micro business owners to tap into each other’s expertise. Mentorset – A Mentoring scheme was left with no manager and no clear direction. Actions included a new strategy and plan. Cloud based Services – New start IT service company needed guidance on key areas of the process, including […]
We live in hard times currently, with our teams of people struggling with no pay rises, limited bonuses (unless you’re a banker ) and longer hours – just to keep our businesses afloat. If you’re the manager of a team, you will know that a motivated team is a more productive team!
Here are some key ways you as a Manager can motivate YOUR team to better performance:
Even if you have had management training, you may struggle to get the very best from your team, especially if they are highly technical or senior professionals. Are you interested in challenging and helping someone to reach further? Are you willing to share your personal knowledge and experiences? Can you keep matters confidential? Are you […]
A manager’s listening skills are key to team building, motivation, creating enthusiasm and mutual respect.
Through good listening skills you acquire information, enabling you to identify and clarify issues, make decisions, resolve conflict and be creative.
Mentoring is a powerful personal development and empowerment tool. It is:
- An effective way of helping people to progress their business or careers
- A partnership between two people (Mentor and Mentee) where the Mentor has relevant and useful experience to the Mentee
- A helpful relationship based upon mutual trust and respect
A leadership and management mentor will build your skills ‘live’ after a training course, fill in specific knowledge gaps in a practical way and build your confidence in your skills to grow your business. This is not consultancy, which is where we come in and do a specific task for you. Rather, it is way […]
As an experienced mentor, I often get asked this question! There is a lot of confusion about coaches, mentors and consultant. This is my take.
Are you fed up with no-one listening to you at networking meetings? Business Conversations is a facilitated group of business owners/managers who meet to share, listen and learn from each other. There will be time for everyone to get feedback from the rest of the group, on a business related problem or issue that may […]
Earlier this year I was interviewed by Caroline Eveleigh at Anatec Software and Systems. Caroline is an avid blogger on performance management amonst other things, and she asked me how you could measure Innovation.
According to the dictionary, collaboration is where two or more people or organizations work together to realise shared goals. Collaboration enables you to share skills, experience, tools, knowledge, ‘clout’, resources etc. Done well, it can save you time and money, and get you more business faster.