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Training with Simply Communicate in 2017

26 January 2017

Congratulations. You made it through to another year, and you found your way back to Simply Communicate. Let me tell that I, too, am glad to have made it back to Simply Communicate. Writing took a back seat towards the end of 2016. I plan to rectify that and produce some helpful thoughts and comments as we…

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VW and Discovery: Living Our Values

6 November 2015

I was invited to speak at the Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business Breakfast Forum this week – always a pleasure. My inspiration came from David Grossman’s article last month on his Leader Communicator Blog: ‘HIT or MISS’IVE: Discovery Health CEO, Adrian Gore, Nails Post-VW Analysis for Employees’. Go and check it out. Better still, subscribe and receive his…

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Negotiation Skills: A Simply Communicate Workshop

28 October 2015
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Hiring Skills Workshop, 16 September 2015

9 September 2015

 

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Bite-Sized Management Training

4 July 2015

Bite-Sized Management Is your management team on diet? Too busy for training but in need of an update on people -management issues? Contact Ian Webster at Simply Communicate for bite-sized input into your management meetings. Whether half an hour or an hour, once off, once a week or once a month, it’s up to you.…

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Managing Problem Employees: It’s About Action not Rules

11 June 2015

The lively discussion around shared issues was as important as the planned input at the June Simply Communicate workshop on Managing Problem Employees. But perhaps the key learning of the day (although it seems so obvious that it’s hardly fair to call it a learning) is that people management is all about taking action. We can have the…

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Managing Performance Workshop

22 October 2014

Please join me for the Simply Communicate morning workshop on Managing Performance in Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday, 18 November 2014: I am available to run this and other workshops in house for you, anywhere in the country, at very reasonable rates. Please contact me if I can help you with any of your people management, leadership or customer…

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Six steps to effective communication

6 October 2014

In last month’s article, ‘Communication: better than normal,’ I promised to post the six steps to effective communication I had discussed at the Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business. Here they are. 1. Prepare thoroughly They tell us we only get one opportunity to make a first impression. The same is true of communication. We only get…

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Birthdays and milestones

17 September 2014

Simply Communicate celebrated its second birthday on 1 September 2014. (The balloons in the picture were for my own birthday celebrated a couple of weeks earlier.) I wrote what follows in my September Simply Communicate newsletter. Let me share it here. Two years ago I wrote, ‘I started Simply Communicate with the aim of simply helping…

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Managing problem employees – a workshop

30 July 2014

Registered NGOs and PBOs enjoy a special rate of R 500 per person

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