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The Tuesday Tip

from the BCW Sports Practice

Lead through values, not regulations

In every organisation, there are many rules and regulations put in place. However, the difficulty that many organisations face is the ability to enforce these rules. Rather than focusing on punishments, how can you as a leader motivate your team or your members to make good decisions and behave responsibly? Values is a good starting…

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To relieve some “back to work” stress, learn something new

As you return from your summer break, you will probably handle the “return to work” stress by buckling down and powering through. Which will probably not help relieve your anxiety as you won’t feel that you are getting something valuable out of the process. Instead, try to approach the stressful situation as a learning opportunity.…

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To advise effectively, focus on being helpful rather than being right

One of the main tasks of a sports organisations is to provide administrative support to its members and stakeholders. However, administration alone does not promote growth. In order to foster their development, sports organisations must ask themselves: “what do our members expect from us?”. They must start to think in terms of services, become consultants…

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When organizing your next meeting, think about walking

With modern workplaces increasingly fostering collaboration and team-work, meetings have become a central mean to exchange information and to make decisions. In fact, effective meetings can have a positive impact on the communication and decision-making processes in an organization. Even though it seems to be easier and more convenient than ever to organize a meeting…

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Act like a trainer when delegating a task

As most managers, you probably think of delegating as a way to pass off tasks when you don’t have time to do them. When you have the time, you will continue to do them yourself. This is not an uncommon behavior. After all, you are probably better at doing your job than people in your…

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When giving a speech, know exactly when to look up at your audience

Using a script when delivering an important speech allows the speaker to feel more comfortable, to speak more clearly, and to say everything that needs to be said. However, there is a danger that with reading like this, the audience will more easily disengage with the speaker because the script acts as an “obstacle” between…

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To successfully make a change, make sure to unfreeze and refreeze

Change is an essential part of any organisation. With societal changes and developments in technology, organisations must consistently adapt and make sure that their successes of today can transfer to successes of tomorrow. That said, change projects are often, understandably, met with a strong resistance – by those fearing it may have a negative impact…

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