Posts Tagged ‘Management Skills’

Partnering provides Leadership Development

September 7, 2010

A year ago, Leslie Ungar from Electric Impulse Communications and I started discussions on how to partner to provide her clients with the unique Leadership learning experience from the horses. 

Not a typical partners, two consultants and coaches coming together to provide services for the others clients, which is what made it intriguing to both of us.  Along with Leslie’s love for horses, she use to ride and show horses for years.  So we met, discussed details, and decided to give it a whirl.   (more…)


Leadership Development ties in South Africa

August 15, 2010

I remember a woman contacting me via email in search of a mentor to understand the work I do with horses.  At that time Yolanda was living in Daubi.  She was a Human Resource Manager for a large credit card company and traveled the world on business.  Shortly after our email exchanges we spoke on Skype and we became friends with a unique bond miles away from one another.  She moved to Singapore and eventually home to South Africa.

Yolanda and I continue our relationship from a distance but the inflence of mentoring has proven to support and enhance her dream of establishing her own busienss using the power of horses. (more…)

Adding young & female managment = change

January 19, 2010

A recent article stated that GM was promoting more women and younger people to their management team.  Making this change signaled “they are serious about getting younger people in and running the place right”.  As an Organizational Development professional I see that statement as VERY interesting?

We all know the auto industry is in a financial bind, to put it mildly.  And we all know the industry has needed changes long before the Government bail out in 2009.  (more…)

Leadership from the pasture to the office

January 2, 2009

How many times have you hired a new employee, showed them their desk, the bathroom, the lunchroom, where to find the coffee and supplies, and then left them on their own to figure things out? Or assigned someone to a task or project they’ve never done before or introduced a new work process (more…)

Leaders Build Relationships

December 10, 2008

You can be a leader in a corporation, your own business, your church group, local club, parent group, or in your family. Most people are leaders in one form or another! As leaders, we’re charged with getting work done through people, (more…)

Leadership Lessons from a Horse

December 3, 2008

Most leaders have this notion that they have to have all the answers. They struggle to find what works for the larger organization and for their followers. They think they’re communicating the whole picture, the goals and what needs to be done but many times miss the mark. People feel confused, controlled, (more…)

Leadership – The Missing Manager Skills

October 20, 2008

It’s no secret that leaders need to keep their skills sharp to be effective. And with all the training programs and methods available – the Internet, teleconferences, retreats, workshops, books, executive leadership programs – covering countless skills like strategic planning, project management, resource optimization, team building, conflict management and communication, it seems that every aspect of leadership is clearly defined and anyone can acquire the skills easily. (more…)

Managers Reward Employees

September 23, 2008

How do you reward your people for doing a good job? Most would say money, right?
Yes, people want to make a good living and be well paid for the job they do. That’s a given. Organizations need to stay consistent with the industry standards or they won’t be able to attract or retain good people. But money is only part of the equation! (more…)

Manager give employees tools

September 15, 2008

What tools do your people need to do their jobs more effectively and efficiently? Many managers tell me their employees have everything they need. But when I interview those employees or conduct a survey asking their opinions, their managers are surprised by the responses. (more…)

Managers Decrease Turnover

September 10, 2008

Many companies have a formal performance review process, but it’s amazing how few of them actually conduct reviews or give informal feedback to their people. In fact, conducting performance reviews is probably the most disliked part of a manager’s job. However, giving positive, constructive feedback is one of the best ways to grow a company! (more…)