Emotional Tone: How your level of Positivity impacts your success!

September 2, 2015

Have you ever worked with a person who was always in a bad mood or negative?

What impact did that have on you? Can you describe the impact it had on the rest of your team…..and what about the impact it had on your results?

Emotions play a huge role in our daily lives and they are so infectious that it is CRITICAL that you understand the impact of Low “Emotional Tone” in your organisation and most importantly, what you can do about it!

This Month’s Great Managers® Masterclass Extract focuses on moving mood and emotion into a positive register – is it possible and if so, HOW do you increase the emotional tone of your team?


How to Deal with Defensiveness at Work | Great Managers® MasterClass

July 6, 2015

Sometimes the hardest thing about managing people, particularly in relation to performance conversations, is dealing with defensiveness – the other person’s and your own!

However, if you know how to identify defensiveness and handle it in an effective way before it sets in and takes over, your discussions can be focused on the future, on Solutions and Next steps, as opposed to being stuck in protectiveness, the past, and who’s to blame.

In this Great Managers® MasterClass, Leadership and People management expert, Sandra Wood explains;

  • How to recognize the different types of defensiveness (in yourself and others)
  • Understanding the causes of defensiveness and what is occurring when it sets in
  • Some powerful tips and strategies to deal with defensiveness in an effective way

Four Fabulous Tips To Build Your Inner Strength as a Leader | Great Managers® MasterClass

June 10, 2015

Inner strength is what you need to stay resilient and resourceful and to bounce back if you get
 knocked over.

  • How many times have you wished you had more inner strength, willpower or self-discipline 
  • How many times have you lacked the persistence and inner stamina to follow through on your goals and decisions? 
  • How often do you ‘cave in’ on yourself and not do what you know you should? 

Most people are not born with inner strength, but it can be developed like any other skill. 

It is inspiring
 to know that there are a number of things you can do to make yourself stronger. 

Want to get better results as a Manager?

 In this Great Managers® MasterClass excerpt, Leadership and People Management Expert, Sandra Wood give you Four Fabulous Tips to build the Inner Strength you need to succeed
 as a Leader

These tips will: 
  • Give you tangible things to practice to make you stronger 
  • Build your confidence as a leader 
  • Strengthen your achievement drive

Successful Networking….Even if you HATE Networking! | Great Managers® MasterClass

June 2, 2015

How to be successful at Networking - even if you really hate networking!

Do you LOVE Networking? Whether you love it or hate it, Sandra Wood from Great Managers® will give you some tips in this MasterClass excerpt that will make you more confident AND competent when you head to your next networking event!


How to Manage Different Generations at Work | Great Managers® MasterClass

February 4, 2015

How to Manage Different Generations at Work - Join Sandra Wood from Great Managers® as she explores the different needs, values and work styles of the different generations in the workplace and how you as a Manager can provide what they need so you get the best from each.


How to Build Emotional Intelligence in Teams | Great Managers® MasterClass

December 17, 2014

How to Build Emotional Intelligence in Teams - Join Sandra Wood from Great Managers® as she shares why Emotional Intelligence is a major factor in the levels of success we achieve individually and in teams.


How To Build Trust in Teams | Great Managers® MasterClass

September 24, 2014

How to Build Trust in Teams - Join Sandra Wood from Great Managers® as she shares the 5 Building-Blocks you need to Build Trust in Teams - A High Performing, Successful Team that trusts you AND each other - in an excerpt from The Great Managers® Academy MasterClass at www.greatmanagers.com


Making Change and Learning Stick | Great Managers® MasterClass

August 5, 2014

If you've ever had to manage change or learn something new, you may have experienced some discomfort going through that process. In today's Great Managers® MasterClass Sandra will cover; rediscovering your most successful learning style, why change can be hard and what to do about it, and keeping change and learning on track for successful outcomes


Creating Your Leadership Brand | Great Managers® MasterClass

June 26, 2014

In this Great Managers® MasterClass, Leadership and People Management expert Sandra Wood discusses Leadership Brand, why its important and how to develop a strong brand as a leader.

Leadership brand is how you’re known as a leader. It’s how people perceive the value you bring to your role.

Your leadership brand conveys your identity and it’s about your distinctiveness as a leader so that’s what sets you apart from others. It communicates the value that you offer as a leader. And if you’ve got the wrong leadership brand for the position you have or the position you want, then you’re not having the impact you could be.

So a strong personal leadership brand allows all that’s powerful and effective about your leadership to become known to your colleagues allows you to generate maximum value and get the results that you want.