Development Plans

Tips & advice to help you improve your performance

 

Positioning Yourself As An Industry Expert

Do you like to influence people? Have you got knowledge of your subject to the extent that others could benefit from your experience? If so, you are or could be an effective expert that people take notice of and listen to. (more…)

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Managing Yourself – Building a Better You

How much time do you spend at work? Now, how much of that time is devoted to managing yourself, as opposed to your team members? Ok, so you don’t have time to manage yourself. Well, how about finding out how you can make your job easier for yourself. Does…

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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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How To Guarantee Your Employability

Gordon Moore made a statement in 1965 that has become known as Moore’s Law. He stated that the number of transistors in a computer chip will double every two years. This law has past into mainstream business, and we now hear writers talking about how…

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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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