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Adair’s Action Centred Leadership Model

John Adair, one of the most respected leadership trainers in the world, spent years developing what is now known as Adair’s Action Centred Leadership Model. The model has three main parts, of which any good manager or leader should be familiar with. As a manager,…

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How Managers Can Deal With A VUCA Environment

VUCA is an acronym which characterises the nature of difficult conditions and situations. Born in the 1990’s in the military world of the American military, it originally described the conditions the world faced after the cold war. Brexit, the Coronavirus pandemic and the global economy…

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What Is The Difference Between Transactional and Transformational Leadership?

There are no rights and wrongs when it comes down to this. There’s a need for both styles in any organisation but transactional and transformational leadership are poles apart when it comes to what they are and how they are applied. Transactional v Transformational Leadership…

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Conflict Management Exercises and Activities To Use With Your Team

As a manager you should certainly be able to handle conflict. Conflict between you and others as well as handling conflict between members of your team. The truth, however, is that every member of your team should be able to do the same thing because…

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5 Ways To Identify Conflict In The Workplace

It is important to make sure your team is getting along as well as possible in order to ensure that everyone’s work gets done. Unfortunately, there will be times when certain members of your team seem to bang heads with each other, and it will…

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Decision Making Models

I’ve found over the course of my career that there are three main types of decision making models or methods that you can use to help you make a decision. Whilst every person will follow their own process, all of them tend to fall into…

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How To Set Objectives That Won’t Be Forgotten After Two Weeks

If you’ve come across this article, you probably already know the importance of setting objectives for yourself and your team. However, if you’re like most people, you are aware that most objectives that you set are simply forgotten after a couple of weeks. Objectives are…

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Your Purpose And Objectives – Don’t Confuse The Two

What’s the purpose of a football team, or any other team in a team sport? Did you immediately think, “to win the game” or “to beat the opposition”? OK, here’s another question…What’s the objective for the team? Did you repeat the same answers? Very often,…

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3 Phrases Managers Need To Become More Assertive

For managers to be successful, their team members need to respect them and follow them. For this to occur you will need to be assertive. You have to get the work done through your team and at the same time ensure that your team has…

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3 Don’ts When Dealing With A Customer Complaint

If you’re working with customers then it’s not a question of whether you will have to deal with customer complaints, but how you will deal with them. Although you should treat each complaint individually, you should have a strategy in place for handling complaints to leave the…

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Top 3 Reasons Why Your Employees Don’t Understand The Tasks They’re Given

In times of virtual working distributing tasks out to your people can be challenging. Miscommunication can happen easily. The result? Your people start on the task and they don’t fully understand it.   But you’re relying on your team to be productive and efficient when it comes…

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How To Listen To What People DON’T Say On A Virtual Meeting

The good thing with virtual meetings is that you can focus intensely on the faces on screen.  They giveaway all kinds of clues as to what they are really thinking without them knowing. We’re always taught that we must always listen to our staff and…

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