Continuous Improvement

Tips & advice to help you improve your performance

 

The World Of Business Needs More Trail Blazers & Here’s Why

If you want to stand out as a manager and leader then be original! For a basic example how many slide deck presentations have you sat through in the past week, month, year? For most managers the figure is going to be quite high. How…

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Why Training & Development Is So Important For New Managers

The promotion trap for new managers is that they were promoted because they were good at their job not because they are good managers. They have been more used to doing the task than managing a group of people. (more…)

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How To Get Honest Feedback From Your Employees

One of the best and bravest ways to assess your effectiveness as a manager is by seeking feedback from the people who work for you.  The biggest challenge in achieving this is getting your team to be honest.  There is always a danger that people…

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Why Employee Development & Training Is So Important For 2013

Uncertainty over the economy both here and abroad means that 2013 could be another challenging year for businesses. The organisations that cope the best will be those that continue to raise the skills and knowledge of those who work for them. Here are some reasons…

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How To Maintain Continuous Improvement

Improving your management skills is a key factor in the success of any business and department. You can’t stand still in today’s business world; to be successful, you not only need to be as good as you possibly can be, you also need to maintain…

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How To Stand Out And Gain Recognition At Work

Millions of people go to work every day, do their jobs, go home at night and drift off to sleep knowing that the next day will be a repeat of the last. They don’t make any difference, they don’t create very much and their lives…

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When Was The Last Time You Sharpened Your Saw?

One of my long-time gurus died suddenly this summer. Dr Steven Covey has been an inspiration to me with his writings, his speeches and his ideas for many, many years. He has affected and inspired many millions and his passing was a great shock for…

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The Key to Professional Excellence

What is it that sets the excellent apart from the rest? What drives the best managers to improve themselves and achieve a level of performance that exudes confidence and builds respect? (more…)

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The One Word That Ensures Commitment To Improvement

Leading team members to improve their performance is probably the biggest topic of conversation that we have on our management courses. Most managers ask how they can encourage people to accept responsibility for their own performance, rather than having to force or tell people what…

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Why We Procrastinate And How To Overcome It

I love John F. Kennedy’s quote….”The best time for fixing the roof is when the sun is shining!” (more…)

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Creating The Future Of Your Department And Company

It will be here before you know it. Inevitably, the consequences of what you do today will affect it. You won’t be able to avoid it. (more…)

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Create A Company Where Everyone Wants To Work

There seems to be something in organisations today that lowers the creativity of people, something that almost sucks the positive and latent abilities out of them. The cause? Today’s management processes that drive discipline, economy, rationality and order, and place little or no value on…

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