Tough Love Supervision

Paul’s Story This story from a champion manager shows the humanity and impact of his style of supervision. It illustrates the five C’s of champion supervision: Communication, Consequence, Contrasting, Coaching and Creating the future. The announcement: a significant new contract! Paul, general manager of a Canadian manufacturing plant, asked the employees to gather for some […]

A Return On Training

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A company that ignores its Return On Training Investment (ROTI) won’t stay in business for long! When a prospective client asks how much I charge for coaching, I often ask them to give me a dollar without expecting its return. When I get the dollar, I give them $5 in return. This demonstrates my commitment […]

12 Important Manager Challenges

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As a manager, what are your greatest challenges? Champions in the Workplace™ conducted a poll to learn what challenges managers felt were most important to them. Here are the results, by relevance. 1. Poor Team Fit (22% picked this) The powerful synergy of team performance is based on shared strengths between team members. This, in […]

10 Important Supervisor Challenges

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As a supervisor, what are your greatest challenges? Champions in the Workplace™ conducted a poll to learn what challenges supervisors felt were most important to them. Here are the results, by relevance. 1. Poor time management (15% picked this) Priority Management is the key to time management. There is never enough time to do everything […]

11 Important Employee Challenges

As an employee, what are your greatest challenges? Champions in the Workplace™ conducted a poll to learn what challenges employees felt were most important to them. Here are the results, by relevance. 1. Discontent / De-motivated (21% picked this) Often, this is caused by a lack of information or communication about what’s going on in […]

10 Important Executive Challenges

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As an executive, what are your greatest challenges? Champions in the Workplace™ conducted a poll to learn what challenges business executives felt were most important to them. Here are the results, by relevance. 1. Unclear Directions (18% of people picked this) Many people expect their bosses to be clear about their directions. However, communication should […]

Personal Commitment to My Workers

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What’s Holding You Back? My company logo is designed to show what can happen when employees are freed from their restraints. Too often, I’ve seen perfectly capable people held back by their own fears or lack of confidence in their abilities and possibilities. The red ring and slash represents negative labels like NOT worthwhile, NOT […]

The Critical Coaching Response

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What to say to a senior executive you are coaching? Recently the writers of CHALLENGING COACHING asked participants of their World Business and Executive Coaching Summit, “What would you say to a senior executive you were coaching who had not undertaken any of the actions agreed at the previous meeting?” This got me thinking of […]