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7 Important Project Management Principles

No matter how short a time you have been involved in management, or whether you have held management positions for decades, your role can be systematically described as ‘managing a series of projects from inception to completion’. Whether you are spending 95% of your time…

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What Are The Benefits Of Equality And Diversity In The Workplace?

In today’s modern society, this seems like a question with such obvious answers, that we might wonder why we’re even asking it! However, we should remind ourselves why we must constantly strive to recruit and maintain a diverse workplace and the benefits it can bring…

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How To Improve Organisational Skills To Reduce Stress

Organising your working and personal life is not just important these days…it’s vital. You simply cannot manage everything you have to do in the time you have to do it, so it’s important to have good organisational skills, and the most pertinent is how you…

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8 Project Management Techniques For Project Leaders

Leading a project these days is a lot more complicated than ever before, as you have to deal with so many constraints, different people’s demands and a time-scale that is often shorter than you would like. (more…)

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Technical Skills For Effective Management

While it may not seem important to some in management, a lack of technical skill will result in ineffective results when it comes to completing your own day to day tasks while at the same time guiding your team. (more…)

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Leadership And Management – What’s The Difference?

We are often asked whether a person should show management or leadership skills in the workplace. This uncovers a dilemma and a misunderstanding of what the two terms mean. It shouldn’t be a case of ‘which one should I show?’ It should be ‘When should…

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The Effects Of Globalisation On Business

What’s the current and future impact of globalisation on business? How does globalisation affect businesses and what response should we offer? We’ve seen such a growth in globalisation and its tentacles will only keep spreading as we go through the 2020s (more…)

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Emotionally Intelligent Leadership

Leaders with high levels of emotional intelligence (EQ) have a greater propensity to value themselves and others, which is vital if they are going to get the best out of themselves and their teams. (more…)

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The 3 Steps To Completing A Training Needs Analysis

Many businesses find it difficult to decide what training and development is needed and importantly what the benefit of any training would be to the business as a whole, departments, teams and individuals. All too often this leads to training without impact, poor engagement by…

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The 3 Different Types Of Interpersonal Roles

Let’s take a closer look at a manager’s interpersonal roles. As a manager, your interpersonal roles will be dictated by the type of position you hold. Lower level managers will have different interpersonal roles than middle management. (more…)

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Managing A Virtual Team

When I was managing people within a busy financial institution, every single person who reported into me was within shouting distance! It was easy for me to get an instant update on the status of a particular account or where a specific project was stalling.…

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The 4 Main Reasons For Organisational Failure

The only constant in business is change. I’m sure you’ve heard that statement many times. And one of the main reasons why organisations stagnate and fall is because of the lack of understanding about this simple philosophy. (more…)

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