Job Skills & Values

Tips & advice to help you improve your performance

 

How To Create A Culture Of Accountability

Why is it so difficult to get my people to take full responsibility for results? This was a question one of my consultants faced when he was working with a client recently. (more…)

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Why Is Your Company Culture So Important & How Can You Build It?

Company culture is one of those ethereal things that sometimes gets mentioned and then dropped as a topic because it’s too big or too vague. And we can’t do much to influence it, so why spend time on it. (more…)

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5 Ways To Get Your Team To Live Your Values

Here, we are referring to your Company values, also known as corporate values or core values. These are the “fundamental beliefs upon which your business and its behaviour are based. They are the guiding principles that your business uses to manage its internal affairs as…

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How Do I Make Myself Promotable?

It’s often a fact that the very skills you have developed to get yourself to your current position in business may be the very skills and attributes that can hold your success back. These might include having too high a dependence on your specialist expertise,…

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The 4 Negotiation Skills Every Leader Should Have

It has been proven time and time again that being a dictator in the office is not the best leadership tactic. Instead of micromanaging your employees and telling them what needs to be done, you can improve productivity and better your corporate culture by involving…

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3 Telltale Signs Your Business Needs More Employees

It can be a difficult choice to add extra workforce to your existing team. The extra expenses on paying a salary, payroll taxes and other expenses with hiring additional staff members can be a financial constraint for many small and medium enterprise owners or managers.…

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Why You Shouldn’t List The Salary On A Job Advert

Most job adverts include a short job description, the experience needed, contact information and a salary range. However, one of these items, the salary range, may not be advantageous to list. (more…)

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Stop Asking & Start Earning

Since the onset of the digital revolution and the rise of social media we are bombarded by requests to ‘like us’ and ‘follow us’ as well as many others too numerous to name. To all of these people and organisations I have a request of…

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Can You Fire Someone Without The Pain?

I was reading an article by Margaret Heffernan about how to fire someone. She says it’s important to manage the exit with dignity and kindness. Your ability to do so can hugely improve your standing in the business and actually raise morale. She learned this…

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Calling All Managers – You Got Any Regrets?

Bronnie Ware, an Australian author, wrote a fascinating article called “The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying”. She’s now made these comments into a book, and it really hits the mark when we consider what really matters to us. (more…)

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What Legacy Would You Like To Leave?

A recent British radio series invited people to discuss their life’s legacy and discuss what they would like to be remembered for. It set me thinking: What would you like to be remembered for when you leave your current position? (always assuming that it may…

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Getting the Pay Rise You Deserve

If you think you deserve a pay rise, say ‘Aye!’ Wow, I just went slightly deaf with all the positive responses! But, of course, you know the current economic situation and you’re lucky to still be in a job, aren’t you? Well, yes, but how…

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