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6 Good Coaching Habits For Managers and Leaders

As you move up the leadership chain, your role steadily changes from supervisor to manager to leader. Supervisors are very task oriented and the focus of their work is ensuring that outputs are met in a particular timeframe. Managers and leaders however are more focused on empowering their team members to take responsibility for their own outputs.In the modern work environment, this requires managers and leaders to be coaches and mentors, usually to their team members but also occasionally to…See More
Sep 12
Jan Terkelsen liked Sebastian Reay's blog post Five steps to exiting employees in a positive way
Sep 12
Jan Terkelsen liked Angus Patterson's blog post Why soft skills are vital for business success
Sep 12
Jan Terkelsen liked Thilan Legierse's blog post How to Deal with Passive-Aggressive People
Sep 12
Jan Terkelsen liked Prince Kumar's blog post Integrating HR Systems for Better Interoperability and Management
Sep 12
Jan Terkelsen posted a blog post

6 Good Coaching Habits For Managers and Leaders

As you move up the leadership chain, your role steadily changes from supervisor to manager to leader. Supervisors are very task oriented and the focus of their work is ensuring that outputs are met in a particular timeframe. Managers and leaders however are more focused on empowering their team members to take responsibility for their own outputs.In the modern work environment, this requires managers and leaders to be coaches and mentors, usually to their team members but also occasionally to…See More
Sep 12
A blog post by Jan Terkelsen was featured

4 Ways to Flip Feedback for Leaders and Managers

Feedback for team members in the work environment is a double edged sword. On one hand it can be constructive and useful, while on the other hand it can also cause stress and discomfort.The stress and discomfort usually comes about because of the top-down aspect of feedback. Usually it’s a manager or leader providing feedback to a team member for the purposes of ‘course correction.’ Having the status of manager or leader poses a perceived threat to those who report to them.Emphasis…See More
Aug 31
Jan Terkelsen posted a blog post

4 Ways to Flip Feedback for Leaders and Managers

Feedback for team members in the work environment is a double edged sword. On one hand it can be constructive and useful, while on the other hand it can also cause stress and discomfort.The stress and discomfort usually comes about because of the top-down aspect of feedback. Usually it’s a manager or leader providing feedback to a team member for the purposes of ‘course correction.’ Having the status of manager or leader poses a perceived threat to those who report to them.Emphasis…See More
Aug 31
Jan Terkelsen liked Alistair Kerr's blog post Strong Leaders Are Vulnerable
Aug 21
Jan Terkelsen liked Mark Brand's blog post What transitioning employees need from employers to help them re-establish their career
Aug 21
Jan Terkelsen liked wayne faulkner's blog post 30+ tips for those 20+
Aug 21
Jan Terkelsen liked alan clare's blog post Artificial Intelligence for HR, turn the fear into opportunity
Aug 21
Jan Terkelsen liked Shane Koelmeyer's blog post Better safe than sorry – Best practice for dealing with poor performance issues
Aug 16
Jan Terkelsen liked Merilyn Speiser's blog post 3 signs pointing to a workplace investigation (and 5 signs to call in help)
Aug 10
A blog post by Jan Terkelsen was featured

Know Your Impact. Know Your Reputation.

As a leader or manager you are in a position where you have more impact than most. While your intention will always be for that impact to be positive, sometimes it’s affected by factors you may not be aware of. Your reputation for example.If you have a reputation for being strong or principled, then chances are your words and your directions will have more impact than someone with a reputation for not walking the talk. Where there’s a misalignment, problems will arise. They may be small or they…See More
Jul 27
A blog post by Jan Terkelsen was featured

Cognitive Diversity

Workplace diversity has been a pretty hot topic in recent years. Most people think of diversity in terms such as gender, age, race or physical or intellectual ability. And rightly so, as diversity based on these characteristics adds tremendous value to a workplace.However, there is a less talked about form of diversity that has a huge impact on how teams and businesses operate. Cognitive diversity refers to the differing perspectives or information processing styles that we have. The ways in…See More
Jul 6

Profile Information

What would you like to share about yourself?
Jan Terkelsen has been an executive coach, consultant and facilitator in corporate Australia for more than 18 years and understands what it takes to create sustainable change in one’s life.

Jan is an experienced personality profiler and behavioral change specialist, who has a deep interest and track record in assisting people with a preference for introversion. Jan works with clients to leverage this thinking style to create opportunities and openings in their life. Personality impacts decisions, communication and relationships, and Jan shows clients how they can use their thinking preferences to support career aspirations, influence others and have a meaningful work life.

Combining her knowledge of personality and physical wellbeing through her experience as a fitness professional, she understands the link between physical, mental and emotional energies. Once you understand your main drivers and limiting beliefs you can create constructive behaviours that “stick”.

Leaders today are dealing with high change, volatile, ambiguous environments, therefore having a robust and effective decision making process is key to moving forward effectively. Jan works with clients to craft and implement a distinct process that is usable and effective, even drilling down to the number of options each individual needs to generate, and key questions to ask to unlock the best options.
How many employees in your company?
1-49
What areas of HR are you particularly passionate about?
Learning and Development, Change management and Leadership
What kind of networking are you open to?
Open networking, Referrals between friends, Very targeted/niche, Invitation only

Jan Terkelsen's Blog

6 Good Coaching Habits For Managers and Leaders

Posted on September 12, 2017 at 10:31 0 Comments

As you move up the leadership chain, your role steadily changes from supervisor to manager to leader. Supervisors are very task oriented and the focus of their work is ensuring that outputs are met in a particular timeframe. Managers and leaders however are more focused on empowering their team members to take responsibility for their own outputs.

In the modern work environment, this requires managers and leaders to be coaches and mentors, usually to their team members but also…

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4 Ways to Flip Feedback for Leaders and Managers

Posted on August 31, 2017 at 10:25 0 Comments

Feedback for team members in the work environment is a double edged sword. On one hand it can be constructive and useful, while on the other hand it can also cause stress and discomfort.

The stress and discomfort usually comes about because of the top-down aspect of feedback. Usually it’s a manager or leader providing feedback to a team member for the purposes of ‘course correction.’ Having the status of manager or leader poses a perceived threat to those who report to…

Continue

Top 10 Tips for Communicating with Extroverts

Posted on August 10, 2017 at 18:07 0 Comments

Depending on the nature of your workplace, chances are that half your team (give or take) is likely to be extroverted. Probably less than half if you are running a library and more than half if you are running a sales team. Either way, knowing how to communicate effectively with extroverts is a skill worth having, especially if you are more introverted yourself. That’s not to say that extroverts have special needs as such but if you want to bring out their best, communicating …

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How To Use The MBTI In Your Professional Development

Posted on August 7, 2017 at 10:58 0 Comments

The Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a powerful non-judgmental tool for understanding the self and others. It helps us understand our similarities and differences, and how we see the world, without restricting us or putting us in a pigeon hole.

And while it is non-judgmental, it does have distinctions where characteristics may be seen as ‘well-developed’ or ‘underdeveloped.’ If those words seem a bit ‘judgy’ you could view them as ‘effective’ or ‘less effective’…

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