Management

Tips & advice to help you improve your performance

 

Nurture Your Team To Achieve Results

We had beautiful weather in our part of the world during April. May hasn’t been as good, but we still had some sun and it’s definitely warming up. Before you check to see if you’ve accidentally stumbled on the weather blog(!) can I just say…

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10 Biggest Mistakes Made in Business Today

There’s no doubting that these are trying times for every business, as they struggle to achieve the goals that were originally set by them in the good old days before credit crunches, recessions, global downturns and the like. (more…)

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Book Review – The High Impact Middle Manager

I’m just coming to the end of an excellent book on Middle Management, so I thought I’d share the details with you. It’s seldom that we get a book that covers so much detail in such an interesting and effective way, but ‘The High-Impact Middle…

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What Makes An Ideal Manager?

What Makes An Ideal Manager? I’ve asked that question of many people on courses and they all come out with different answers, which is what should be expected. There are so many opinions about this subject, simply because it is so subjective! However, the truth…

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7 Ways To Impress As A New Manager

So, you’ve been promoted to a managerial position for the first time, your name badge is squeaky-clean and everything is bright and new. Well, that’s the image when you start a new position, isn’t it. Truth is, things don’t always appear as rosy as you’d…

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5 Ways To Deal With A Micro-Manager!

We’ve all been there. You are getting on nicely with a project that has been allocated to you personally, and you are ‘managed’ by someone who is interested in every minute detail of things that are connected to that project. (more…)

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How To Be A Manager You Can Be Proud Of

How to be a manager you can be proud of. When you read that title, did you think, ‘Yeah, easier said than done!’ Well, when you know exactly what your employees are looking for, there’s no reason why it can’t be within your grasp. Here…

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How To Terminate Employment

We hope it will never happen, but eventually in your management life you will come to the point where you have to let someone go. It’s never a happy time, but you can make it less painful for all concerned by following a few guidelines.…

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The Principle That Sets Top Managers Apart

One thing that differentiates average managers from the really successful ones is their devotion to excellence. When we ask managers how committed they are to excellence in their role, the majority tell us that they are ‘very’ or ‘totally’. But when we probe a little…

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Improve Your Team Management Skills

This can be a nightmare scenario, but it doesn’t have to be. A team member has decided that, for whatever reason, they will go to your boss instead of you for a decision or to discuss some important matter. Now, you are bound to suffer…

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The Keys To Effective Team Management

Ask why a person joins a sales team, and they will normally answer because of the quality of the manager. Ask why they stay with that team and it’s usually because of the quality of the manager. Ask why they leave, and it’s often because…

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Your Team Mate Is Now Your Boss, What Can You Do?

It’s possibly the most puzzling and challenging decision you may have faced in a long time. How do you cope with a situation where a colleague has been promoted to be your boss? You might have put your name in the frame, yet, on this…

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