Management

Tips & advice to help you improve your performance

 

Are You Planning For Recovery?

Small businesses have not done enough to put post-recession recovery plans in place, according to a new report from the Open University Business School. Newbusiness.com said the report revealed that only 10% of small firms have put together a plan for the recovery and that…

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3 Questions to Ask When Your Budget Has Been Cut

In this unprecedented time, one thing is for sure; business will never be the same again, and with respect to your department budget, this will more than likely be the case! It’s unlikely that the company will increase the overall budget available. (more…)

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How To Manage Your Boss – Lead Them, Rather Than The Other Way Round

A study on why people leave their jobs in order to work for another company came up with an interesting observation: More than two thirds of people leave, not because of better prospects or more pay, but because of their poor relationship with their immediate…

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Where is Your Management Career Going?

Too often I see people earn the title of manager and then lose themselves in their new identity. Some will thrive and grow in their new positions while others will become stagnant after a period of time. Most, when asked, will say they are “a…

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Vision vs. Strategy

Having a vision is important, regardless of your position within an organisation. Your vision is your dream for your self, your team, or your organisation as a whole. Here’s the problem, though. I’ve met dozens of people with great visions, but none of them had…

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Do You Really Want to be a Manager?

Management, to be honest, isn’t easy. Sure, there are pros and cons to becoming a manager but the reality of the situation is that you need to jump on the management path not only because someone thinks you’d be good at it, or because you…

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How to Be a Better Manager – Part 2

On Monday we kicked off the week by talking about a few of the things you could do to develop your own management career. Today I’m going to spend a few minutes outlining a few more things you should consider as you walk down the…

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How to be a Better Manager – Part 1

So you’re a manager. Congratulations. I’m sure you’re doign a great job. Now, I don’t mean to bust your bubble, but what are you going to do to make yourself a better manager. Here are a few things to consider: Build a Great Team No…

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3 More Tips for Improving Your Technical Skills

What’s currently holding you back in the workplace? Is it fear of failure? Fear of the lack of knowledge you imagine you have? Or is it a lack of technical ability you aren’t sure you can make up for? (more…)

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Are You an Average Manager – or Excellent?

As a manager you shouldn’t strive to do the mininimum amount of work possible to get by each and every day. Your ultimate goal should be to become the absolute best manager you can be – not just a good manager but an excellent manager.…

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Talking about Price

Whether you’re working with a new customer or an existing one you’re going to have to talk about price at least once or twice. The problem, especially today, is that most people are incredibly concerned about their finances and most are looking for way to…

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Selling with Confidence

As a manager you are responsible for not only overseeing your team but for ensuring they have the skills necessary to do their jobs. In some cases, this means making sure your sales associates have the confidence necessary to make a sale. Seriously. Imagine walking…

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