OK, let’s get it out there.  Being a manager is tough.

You are magically expected to know how to delegate, give feedback, coach underperforming team members.

You have to make decisions that you often feel horribly underequipped to make.

And, of course, you need to develop your team.

An amazing, close knit, high performing team.

And you have to do this under the watchful eye of your manager and your team.

Who wouldn’t need help with all that?

In depth management training is great (and only a few ever receive it), but sometimes you just crave some guidance on dealing with this one challenge you’re facing right now.

It might be that feeling of overwhelm, that difficult team member, the overpowering boss.

Or perhaps it’s dealing with the under performer, boosting flagging motivation levels or finding a way you don’t have to bring your work home.

The Smarter Manager was created just for you.

It’s time to work smarter.  And that can be done by making small changes and doing them consistently.  So, let’s tackle this one step at a time.

I know you’re busy so I promise you action based information that you can implement straight away.

So dig into the resources on this site.  They’ll be more appearing every week .  I’ll also be sharing expert resources that I know you’ll love. Or perhaps you’d like to join me and a small group of managers in a live, weekly, online Coaching Programme.

However you need help, you’re in the right place.

Right, let’s crack on.



How Your Body Language Can Boost Your Confidence

I first watched this several years ago. I was on a train on my way to a customer meeting that was filling me with dread. I was there to deliver bad news and it wasn't going to be pretty. I was new in my role and I knew I wouldn't have good answers to the inevitable...

9 Confidence Hacks To Help You Speak Up In Meetings

9 Confidence Hacks To Help You Speak Up In Meetings

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Managing Remote Teams : 10 Lessons Learnt The Hard Way

Managing Remote Teams : 10 Lessons Learnt The Hard Way

Leading a remote team is like dancing with your eyes shut. You can’t see what is going on so there is a higher risk of treading on someone’s toe. You can think you are in an amazing group rendition of the Macarena, when actually everyone else has sloped off to the bar...