Management

Tips & advice to help you improve your performance

 

Why Managers Fail

The other day we talked about the ways in which managers are judged and over the past few weeks we have discussed some of the skills a manager really needs to have in order to be successful. There is certainly a lengthy list of criteria…

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More Management Myths

Earlier this month I shared some management myths in the hopes they would provide you with a better insight into what its really like to be a manager. Today I’m going to share a few more and hopefully by the time we’re done you’ll understand…

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Management Myths

As you progress through your career as a manager you’re going to find that people have certain preconceived notions about managers and their abilities. They think that managers are mind readers and are flawless in character, organisation, and technical skill. These assumptions couldn’t be further…

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The 10 Main Management Roles

According to a man by the name of Mintzberg, the roles or expectations placed upon managers can be broken down into three main categories incorporating ten different roles. As a manager you’ll find that you wear a number of hats at any given time but…

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So You Want to be a Manager

So you want to be a manager? Chances are, if you’re reading this blog, you either are a manager or you want to become one in the future. You may want to manage a small department, run a human resources group, or maybe even own…

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Encouraging Employee Vacations

Spring is in the air and if you are anything like me you’re already thinking about the vacations and trips you’d like to take this summer. Every year, however, I notice there are a few employees in our office who never take more than a…

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A Closer Look at the Scope of Management

Often times when we discuss management we immediately begin to think of profit-seeking organisations, but truth be told there are quite a number of situations in which effective management is necessary. These can be broken down into two main categories: the aforementioned profit-seeking group or…

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Management and Conceptual Skills

I’d like you to take a few minutes out of your day and think about your personal philosophy regarding your work environment. (more…)

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Essential Managerial Skills

Over the next few days we’re going to take a look at seven skills I truly believe any good manager or management trainee should strive to develop. This particular skill set will ensure you have the ability to perform your job functions while at the…

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Leadership And Management

A quick management exercise to get those grey cells working… Management is about achieving the stated objectives, making best use of the resources available and operating within the constraints and rules of the organisation and its formal structure. (more…)

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