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Do you ask people how they want to be managed?

If you’ve ever asked someone how they manage people, more often than not, they’ll say “I manage people the way that I’d want to be managed”. Now, that all sounds very fair and sensible, until you think it through. Unless you’re just one of those lucky people, then that approach is only ever likely to please one person: the Manager, because they’ll be doing all the things that they would want to have done to them.

How about flipping it on it’s head and managing people the way that they want to be managed? And even more radically – let’s ask them how they would like to be managed? Maybe that’s too far and really what we ought to explore is how do they like to work with their Manager, so as to get the best out of them. The secret is to do more asking and less telling. Let’s involve our team members in conversations about the way to help them succeed. Management is something that you do ‘with’ people and not ‘to’ them.

… confident, caring, knowledgeable; handled the team dynamics very well; informative and fun.

Tailored advice and feedback to the individuals and teams as he got to know us better; personal.

Great at defusing tricky situations.

Respectful and caring Educator and a wonderful individual.

Extremely good facilitator of many discussions, valuing everyone in the group.

Clear presenter; good at bringing across the material.

Very good facilitator; great listener and a great sense of humour.

On a personal level I felt it was the first time that I had been able to draw a breath and think about all you discussed since the start of Covid. So, a huge thank you, the content, slides, interaction on chat etc was all brilliant.

Special kudos to him for creating the psychological space that enabled the group to publicly share feedback

In addition to the training material itself, Hans was able to provide deeper answers on specific topics that came from more experienced managers.

Super confident, had answers for everything or helped find them. Really, good. Pretty impressed!

Great speaker, leaving sufficient space for attendees to get involved in the discussions

Hans was an engaging facilitator and was able to both answer questions expertly and cultivate a healthy dialogue including the whole room.

Good sense of humour, effective at delivering content and soliciting questions from the audience.

Hans did great job in involving people to have discussion about the various issues instead of just presenting them, much appreciated!

Clear, engaging and committed to helping us – amazing facilitator