Stop Promoting People In The Old Way. It's Killing Your Results.

S Bates, November 19 2019

#UnblockYourPeople The promotion structure used by most companies is flawed. It damages motivation, productivity, engagement and results. We use it because we are used to using it, and we think it works. But, it demotivates many people and creates stagnation in companies.

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Practical Mindset - Is it Okay To Have Money?

S Bates, November 18 2019

#UnblockYourPeople On the surface, this seems to be a stupid question to ask someone, especially if you’re asking a business person. I usually start digging around this topic when I watch my clients block themselves from doing something they are capable of doing. Usually, this is around the topics of marketing and sales.

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Why Do People Crave Confident Leadership?

S Bates, November 15 2019

#UnblockYourPeople The single biggest reason why people want to follow an able and confident leader is RISK. Most people don't like to take risks. We like to think we do, but most people want someone else to go first. You only have to look at the most popular stories in history to see that most have a heroic figure that stood up and battled to over...

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This whole company has changed

S Bates, November 14 2019

#UnblockYourPeople "This whole company has changed, the attitude and culture are alive and thriving, I can feel the energy when I walk in, your training & leadership is obviously working, well done." This is not a testimonial from a client; this is an observation from a respected independent consultant working with my client.

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This Is Not An Advert. It's A Progress Report

S Bates, November 14 2019

#UnblockYourPeople We have all seen the adverts when coaches promise 10x results. And I wouldn't blame you of being sceptical of such promises. This is not a promise; it's a real progress report. A 10x return on investment in just five weeks.

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Are Your A Director Stuck In A Managers Job?

S Bates, November 14 2019

#UnblockYourPeople The first thing I do with a new client is to discover if they have a Directors or Managers way of thinking. The lightbulbs start to go on when I explain the difference. Directors should sit in the Red Innovator Zone of the Genius Zone model. They should be creating direction, innovating ideas and leading the charge towards hittin...

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How To Make Your Leadership More Effective - Part 4

S Bates, November 14 2019

#UnblockYourPeople The last lesson from the world of Tango is all about the myth of getting people to buy into a single business vision. One of the most important things a leader does is set the vision and direction of the company or team. And naturally, they want their people to buy into their vision.

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How To Make Your Leadership More Effective - Part 3

S Bates, November 14 2019

#UnblockYourPeople The next lesson in our Tango analogy is to look at why a follower would pick you to lead them. In Tango, leaders ask followers to dance by means of the Cabeceo. The literal translation of Cabeceo is 'nod of the head'.It is a non-verbal way of requesting a dance, usually from across the room.

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How To Make Your Leadership More Effective - Part 2

S Bates, November 14 2019

#UnblockYourPeople Tango is an incredibly difficult dance. To be able to dance it, you have to learn two different skillsets simultaneously. The first is learning the steps and technique that makes the dance unique. But, we also have to learn how to lead our follower as well.

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How To Make Your Leadership More Effective

S Bates, November 4 2019

#UnblockYourPeople Yesterday I watched a single lady destroy a leader's reputation in seconds. All she did was roll her eyes over the shoulder of the man who was leading her while they danced. She was giving feedback to her friends and anyone else who was watching.And he had no idea this was going on.

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