Qualities of Good Leaders

If you type in “qualities of a strong/good/effective leader” in a search bar, you’ll get a thousand different results by all sorts of people. Countless numbers of books have been written about leadership, and the kinds of advice you’ll receive may or may not pertain to your field. The idea of what people consider […]

ActionCOACH, the world’s largest business coaching firm, was established and founded in Brisbane, Australia by Brad Sugars in 1993 when the concept of business coaching was still in its infancy. Since franchising the company in 1997, ActionCOACH has grown to more than 1000 business coaching franchises operating in 73 countries. ActionCOACH specializes in coaching small to medium sized businesses as well as executive teams and group coaching. ActionCOACH maintains its growth and strategic alliances by continual development of cutting-edge innovative technology, proven business processes and systems to add value, satisfaction and additional income streams for its franchisees.

Things to Avoid When Managing Your Team

Things to Avoid When Managing Your Team
I’m sure everybody reading this article knows somebody who can regale you with tales of a nightmarish boss. You might even be that person. Power trips, backstabbing, favoritism – some bosses, intentionally or unintentionally, purposefully pit their workers against each other so as to prevent anybody from potentially […]

Brad Sugars is the world’s leading Business Coach and leads the world’s number one business coaching firm, with more than 1,000 offices in 65 countries. Every day, the coaches at ActionCOACH help tens of thousands of business owners grow their companies with hundreds of simple yet powerful business development techniques and strategies.

Getting in The Zone

Whether you own a business or work for someone who does, you have probably experienced the “never enough time” phenomenon.  When I worked in the software development world, the saying was always that there was never enough time to do it right, but always plenty of time to go back and fix it later.  […]

Strategic Management and Leadership – The Baton Needs to be Passed on to the Right People – Part 1

Unless top execs come up with innovative and efficient ways to pass the leadership baton to potential leaders, a leadership crisis might soon arise. But what are the steps that need to be taken in order for organizations to have a plan for their future? Continue reading to learn more about leadership development and […]

Ways to Manage Staff Conflict

Conflict is inevitable when a team works closely together; however, if a leader does not confront conflict and allows it to fester, the work environment can become toxic. A manager who avoids conflict and put up a façade of harmony unknowingly creates disruption between the employees. It is the responsibility of the manager to […]

Managing Staff Sickness

The key to managing successfully is to have effective contingency plans. Since important projects are always in process and there are deadlines to meet, the work must be done despite absenteeism. This can be easier to achieve if a backup plan is implemented in which important projects are assigned to other employees in case […]

The Power of a Deadline… And Mud

Toward the end of last year I did something I never thought I’d do.

In fact, when I committed to it, my own mother said, “Well I think you’re crazy.” (thanks, mom)

What was it? The Mudderella. A 5-mile obstacle course that left me completely out of breath, scratched, bruised, and covered in mud from head […]

4 Tips To Manage Stress at Work

Even if you love what you do, any job can have stressful elements. Everyone who has ever held a job has probably felt work-related stress getting to them at some point. It can be the pressure to meet a deadline, or dealing with an overbearing boss. The question is, how to manage stress effectively? […]

What Are the Qualities of a Good Leader

‘(He or She) is a born leader’ – how often have you heard this phrase? There are certain traits found in some people that make people regard them as natural leaders. Whether you can develop leadership skills or the traits are in-born, is debatable. Nevertheless, there are certain characteristics found in good leaders. Let’s […]

The Feeding and Watering of Your Team

While you are busy growing your business, who is taking the time to water and feed your employees?  As you have probably already noticed, there is only so much time in your day for you to do things, and as the business grows you need to rely on your employees, your team, more and […]