How To Effectively Delegate Tasks

When you delegate tasks to your teammate, you should also be delegating the autonomy and ownership of that task to them. If you don’t, maybe because you have worries about how they might complete it, you undermine the value of their work and send messages of mistrust. First of all, think of the benefits of[…..]

How To Be A Manager You Can Be Proud Of

How to be a manager you can be proud of. When you read that title, did you think, ‘Yeah, easier said than done!’ Well, when you know exactly what your employees are looking for, there’s no reason why it can’t be within your grasp. Here are some ideas: 1. Let your team actively participate in[…..]

A Simple Way To Keep Motivation High

One of the most important things you can do to help your business succeed and your employees motivated is to use encouragement. Other expressions that mean the same as encourage are “Give Confidence, Cheer, Support”. Many managers seem to think that the salary should be encouragement enough. But you should be thinking better than that.[…..]

The Difference Between Groups and Teams

Jon R. Katzenbach and Douglas K. Smith in their 1993 book “The Wisdom of Teams” provide excellent, very usable distinctions among the kinds of groups currently operating in organisations. Here’s what they suggested were the differences:

To Have Satisfied Customers You Need Satisfied Staff

If your business is selling retail items, you no doubt have seen the figures that create links between customer satisfaction and loyalty. But what about employee loyalty? What about the measurements you use to test how loyal your staff are to your company? This interesting quote by Frederick Reichheld compares the relationship between employee loyalty[…..]

Leadership Lessons On Communication

I came across this quote from Colin Powell, the ex-Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, in America some time ago: “The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help them or concluded that you do not care. Either case is[…..]

Getting More From Your Time Every Day

When you think about where your time goes, it becomes very evident very quickly that time is something that can’t be managed. But what can you do to make the best use of it? Indeed, how can you ensure you manage yourself and your tasks effectively?

Create a Team Vision That Will Inspire and Motivate

A key task that you as a manager can always improve in is that of creating a vision that will inspire your team. An inspiring vision should not just be left to the senior management team to develop. It’s something that will drive and motivate your small team as well, no matter what position you[…..]

Avoid Interruptions To Gain Control of Your Time

One of the biggest complaints that managers have is the amount of work they have to do. Many feel simply overwhelmed, and stressed out. But when we see surveys of how these managers actually use their time, we often find that the biggest culprit is the allowing of interruptions to fill their otherwise important time[…..]

Finding Different Ways To Reward Employees

Have you ever agreed to a staff request for a higher salary on the basis that it would encourage and motivate them to work harder and smarter, then find that it didn’t have the desired effect? Even though many people will say that money is their key motivator, it’s surprising how little real difference it[…..]