Development Plans

Tips & advice to help you improve your performance

 

Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance

  We all know that planning is essential in order to achieve overall organisational and departmental goals, but many plans I see when dealing with management development are, quite frankly, not worth the cigarette packet they are written on. So how do you make sure…

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How to Develop Your Staff Skills Without Breaking the Budget

  When I visit clients, the conversation often turns to how their staff could do with further development. That’s music to my ears, as that’s the service I offer! But a fundamental question I ask of them makes them stop and think. I ask, ‘If…

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How To Encourage Learning and Development

Many companies have cut back on their training budgets in today’s economic climate, as they put their attention on surviving and ensuring every penny is well-invested. But this doesn’t mean they have to neglect the development and progress of their people. In fact, if you…

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Your Personal Development Can Ensure Career Success

So it’s the new year and it’s a good opportunity to take stock of where you are now and where you want to be in 12 months’ time. Many people shun new year resolutions because they normally are made without any planning and last for…

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Getting the Best From a New Employee During Induction

Imagine what’s going on in the mind of your new employee when they come to work on their first day. “Have I made the right decision? I wonder what they have planned for me. I’m excited but really nervous. Will I make a good impression?…

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Getting The Best Out Of Training Your Team Members

Are you sending a team member on a training course soon? Many delegates arrive on courses without knowing the objectives and the main reasons why they are there. You can get a great deal more commitment from your team member who is about to be…

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The 4 Fundamental Principles of Knowledge Management

In the past we’ve had several conversations about knowledge and how to manage the knowledge you have within your ogranization. We’ve talked about auditing information, storing information, and even making sure it gets back out to those who need it. Today I want to talk…

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Conducting a Knowledge Audit

Now that we’re a bit more familiar with the knowledge management cycle and some of its key factors I’d like to take a few minutes today to discuss the importance of conducting a knowledge audit. A knowledge audit is the process through which you take…

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4 Key Factors in Knowledge Management

The fact that you and your organisation have knowledge to share or use in your day to day operations is one thing. Having a firm grasp on when and how to store that knowledge is another concept altogether. As a manager, it will be your…

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The Basic Fundamentals of Knowledge Management

Your success as a manager will depend in part on your mindset concerning knowledge and the way it is handled. When happens when you obtain new knowledge? Do you keep it to yourself or share it with others? There are four things – we’ll call…

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Introducing Knowledge Management

Over the course if your management career you’re going to meet a variety of different people. Each will be similar in some ways but they will also each have a different level of knowledge. Some people have areas of specialty while others are generalists. In…

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Formulating a Personal Development Plan

By now you may have found a personal mentor but have you found the time to sit down with him, or even just yourself, to seriously discuss your own personal development plan? You’re going to spend a ton of time helping your team mates and…

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