Sue's Blog

Blog URL:http://www.dwanandassociates.com/nucleus/index.php?blogid=1
Blog Tags:management, management training, business tips, management tips, coaching, coaching tips
Country:New Zealand
Location:Christchurch

Sue Dwan is a Personal Management Trainer and Professional Certified Coach. Her blog talks about a range of management and business issues; good business and management practices; and offers coaching tips for people responsible for coaching their staff.



Latest Blog Posts



The Resilience Institute Team suggest tactical calm is the doorway to impulse control. They say ‘humans are wired, tired and fired to be stupid’ and the old-school advice of ‘take a deep breath’ when we are trying to calm ou...

Throughout the week, my local paper delivers not only news but advertising flyers from nation-wide organisations with local facilities. The flyers are informative and typically invite the reader ‘to find out more, call (a named person) on a loc...

A great percentage of our population don’t prepare for the inevitable – their eventual death – and typically leave a mess behind for others to sort out. When someone dies relatives or friends are tasked with the unenviable task of...

A recent discovery, and one I recommend, is the ebook ‘There’s a Part of Me…’ by J. Schwartz and B. Brennan (© 2013 Trailheads Publications). The authors posit we are all made up of different parts, that together, form our basic nature and...

Changing our personal behaviours isn’t an easy or fast process. In 1977 James Prochaska and Carlo Clemente developed a Transtheoretical Model of Change which shows the different stages we progress through: Pre-contemplation (we realise our b...

A quote attributed to Chuck Reid recently caught my attention - "In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; in practice, there is." It's something I've pondered on since, especially in relation to leadership and management. Theori...

One small issue has made a big impression on me of late, and that was the lack of care taken with important documents, especially so contracts. I have seen contracts for service that had incorrect information in them and required the recipient of the...