Have your team leaders lost their grip? It's a straight forward question: Have your team leaders lost their grip? Managers, most of us have one. They are not always called managers of course. Sometimes they are called supervisors, team leaders, deputy manager, leader, VP, Boss. Whatever we call them or their official job title, they are our “line manager”. We rely on them for guidance in our jobs. For support when things are not going well. For praise when things go well. For many … [Read more...] about Have your team leaders lost their grip? Time to train managers #hrblog
How does your company select its' supervisors, team leaders or managers? More often than not, the "best" technical person in the department is selected to both aid their retention and to solve a "gap" in the organization. This is fine in theory - but in practice will fail more than it succeeds. The skills and attitudes required to be an effective team leaders or manager are very different from being technically competent. Indeed one may argue that know HOW to do the job may be a disadvantage … [Read more...] about A high performing individual does not make a good manager/ team leader
Where to Train - On-site or off-site? One of the most common questions asked by people new to training is "which is better... on or off site training?". Unfortunately there is no single right answer but the following may help you in your decision for a given course or programme. Generally speaking the more "training"/ direct job related the activity then being "on-site" has its advantages of associating the learning with the work place. For development activity in preparation for a future … [Read more...] about Training Courses – On or off site?
What is Mentoring? Is mentoring a fad or here to stay as a valuable organizational development strategy? 87% of businesses in the UK utilised mentoring according to a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Survey (1999), (Klasen and Clutterbuck 2002) This trend has continued, however some organizations call mentoring interventions "coaching" to appear leading edge, but that is a piece for another article. Mentoring in a business sense is a vehicle for self development. Having … [Read more...] about Business Mentoring What is it?
In many places the words mentoring and coaching ar used interchangably - are they the same? or are there subtle differences? … [Read more...] about What is the difference between coaching and mentoring?
Coaching Videos In the summer of 2007, RapidBI director and coach Mike Morrison was approached by Coaching-UK to make some short videos on Coaching and Mentoring. There were more recorded, however these were lost when the website hosting them went off line. When we find them we will add them. We hope you find these of value: Intro to Coaching Director of RapidBI Ltd, Mike Morrison talks about getting started in coaching and what it takes to be successful. Defining … [Read more...] about coaching videos