Management Blog

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How To Solve The Main Delegation Problems That Exist

In our complex, VUCA environments we face today, no-one in your organisation, even the CEO, knows everything about everything. This requires you to rely and depend on the people who work for you to come up with ideas that would work in the real world.…

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Talent Management – How To Attract And Keep Talent In Your Department

Most managers we talk to are keen to discuss all aspects of talent management. Their interest is piqued when we ask questions like, ‘How do we attract the right candidates to apply for jobs at our company? What can we do to keep talented employees…

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One Question That Will Change The Way You Manage

Many managers we talk with express their desire to manage and lead more effectively, and we often get asked ‘is there one thing that can make a real difference in the way I get results from my team?’ It’s difficult to pinpoint one aspect that…

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Establishing A Mentoring Program That Works

What exactly is a mentor in business these days? Mentoring at work is an effective way of helping people to progress further in their chosen careers. It is a partnership between two people, the mentor and the mentee. Usually, the two people work in a…

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Examples Of How To Keep Staff Motivated Without Having To Manage Them

Many managers tell me that they want to get closer to their staff to motivate them and keep them enthusiastic in their jobs, but they lack the social skills to determine how best to do it. Some express the concern that they feel isolated from…

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Progress And Development – Is This A Threat To Your Business?

Where is the biggest challenge in business today? Where are we least effective in combatting it? You may be surprised that the answer to both questions is the same! The fact is that poor communication from the top down in an organisation is the biggest…

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How To Harness The Strengths And Ambitions Of Our Team

One manager approached her Learning and Development Director and discussed with her the misgivings she had about all the training and development being offered to her team members. ‘I know we should be offering chances for people to get better and improve’ she said. ‘But…

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How The Future Workforce Will Make Us Think Differently

According to a recent report by the World Economic Forum, it is being estimated that 57% of all jobs we have are at risk of being automated in the next five years. Deloitte Consulting assesses seven disruptors happening today that will have a profound effect…

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How To Analyse And Improve A Team Member’s Performance

If you’ve ever had issues with a team member’s performance, you will know how this issue can sometimes be difficult to discuss. Some managers say it’s easy to get someone to perform at a higher level; just tell them if they don’t improve, they’re out…

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How To Manage An Extrovert

Have you ever carried out one of those personality profiles that categorise you into a few ‘types’ of person? One of these discusses if you are ‘extroversion’ or ‘introversion’ in your outlook. That is, do you appear to be an extrovert in the workplace or…

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How To Appreciate The Value Of Every Team Member

Once, an old man in a village planted a tiny turnip seed and said to it ‘Grow, little turnip seed, grow big, strong and mighty’. Well, his words must have done the trick because the turnip grew and grew, got stronger and bigger, until it…

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How To Gain More Ownership And Commitment Through Autonomy

One of the fundamental human needs we have at work is the ability to control our own approach to tasks. If we are simply ‘doing a job’, it is not surprising that our motivation will soon atrophy and die. What is it that makes us…

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