Oct 28, 2020
Why becoming a Manager can be so Challenging – What they Don’t Tell You!
I recently came across a book by Aaron McDaniel called The Young Professional’s Guide to [...]
Jul 01, 2020
Damn straight...leaders that set ineffective goals work 24x7; leaders that set effective goals work 8x5...you choose.
Why managers continue to set vague, subjective, [...]
Apr 15, 2021
Managing a team throughout various stages of development can begin by looking at Tuckman and Jensen's four-phase model for achieving a high performing team.
Mar 04, 2021
Do we need a HR function?
All managers are expected to manage their staff effectively. Even where there is a HR department, managers are expected to cope with their [...]
Oct 29, 2020
One of the greatest challenges managers face is how to give constructive feedback that results in their employee feeling positive and motivated to change their behaviour [...]
Apr 23, 2021
To those who have just been promoted to a new managerial role, congratulations! For those of us who have been in such roles for some time, I’m sure we all have some [...]
Apr 03, 2021
Depending on your point of view, I had the good fortune or misfortune of going to a boys’ boarding school, where sport was a big deal. Lucky for me, I was okay at it and [...]
Mar 12, 2021
Some of you may remember the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, and how the moose keeps trying to draw a rabbit out of his hat but fails; drawing out a lion or a rhino instead. [...]
Feb 12, 2021
There is an old but wonderful visual analogy of a man who goes up to heaven and finally meets God. The pair sits down to review the man’s life, but rather than having [...]
Dec 06, 2020
Many times at New Horizons in the last seven and a half years of training people new to the role of a manager, I have received comments to the effect of “I wish my [...]