Data Analysis Decision Action DADA. A simple acronym that can sometimes simplify, or help, our decision-making process. This is something that we often used during our Summer Camps at PSE when dealing with major issues or difficult situations. It gives a mental framework as to what steps to take before taking action and what informationContinue reading “DADA Loop”

Circular Responsibilities

We are now in the final stages of preparations for the 2017 Summer Camps. And in the scope of the training we give each year to our over 200 European Councillors, the President of the NGO asked me to run a session with them talking about responsibility and its importance in Cambodia during our timeContinue reading “Circular Responsibilities”

Feedback Sandwich

During the summer camps that we organise in Cambodia, there has always been this one recurrent idea in all of our Workshops with the Project Managers: the Feedback Sandwich. The point of the Feedback Sandwich was to create a constructive, thought-provoking and all-around positive feedback mechanism for our Camp cousellors. Managing over 200 of themContinue reading “Feedback Sandwich”

Leadership Styles

When looking at decision-making, not only is it crucial to ask oneself the right questions going into the decision, it is also important to remember that depending on your team members and your own skillset, the manager has to decide on what leadership style to use. The manager has to take into account her/his ownContinue reading “Leadership Styles”

Decision Decision Decision

Making tough decisions is always difficult  and requires a fair bit of calm, composure and sell-thought for a manager to be able to dissect the steps prior to the decision. If time allows, there are ways to ensure that oneself is at best prepared to make decision. The Vroom-Yetton-Jago Model is one of them. 1.Continue reading “Decision Decision Decision”

Negotiating the World

Professionally, there was a change on going from London to Phnom Penh that was difficult to foresee: how each culture would approach a negotiation/argument. Different countries have different behavioural characteristics that is imperative to take into account when moving spheres geographically.     One of the most important negotiation tools is to be able toContinue reading “Negotiating the World”