The Management Blog
Tips & advice to help you improve your performance
As a manager, you need to sell. That is, selling a picture to all who will listen of what the future could be. You are, effectively, persuaders of a vision.
Of course, there’s a great distrust today of leaders because of their motives, broken promises and misguided decisions. So how do you persuade others without manipulating? How do you become a persuasive leader? Here are some ideas: Learn More
Is it really necessary to highlight the differences between Negative & Positive Language? You wouldn’t think so. And does it really matter anyway? Does it make a difference if we speak with negative undertones rather than sharing the PollyAnna world of Positive Thinking. Isn’t Positive Thinking overrated anyway? Learn More
Some managers were given the task of measuring the height of a flagpole. They looked at the task and discussed how it should be done. Ladders were purloined and tape measures employed. Managers tried to climb the ladders, without success. The tape was dropped and tempers were raised. Learn More
Most of our communication is habitual. That means, we don’t have to think (and so don’t!) when we converse with another person. The conversation just flows and is often
forgotten the moment we move away. Learn More
It’s often said these days that we have never had as much information as we have today, and never communicated less than we do today.
There’s some element of truth in that. How many times do you find yourself immersed in information, yet unable to get someone to carry out a simple task for you? Learn More