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6 Steps To Increasing Your Employees’ Motivation

Whilst people can be complicated and difficult to fathom, there are some common things that motivate employees at work. Follow these steps and you will motivate the majority of people in your team. If in doubt ask them directly. (more…)

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5 Ways To Empower Your Employees

Too many managers still have problems letting go and holding onto work they should or could delegate. By empowering your employees you will be surprised at the power you can unleash as well as the time you will gain. (more…)

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Change Management Champion- Infographic

Change can be terrifying or empowering. It depends on whether you manage change or it manages you. Change to your co-workers can cause stress and discouragement. This inforgraphic below breaks down the steps in which you can influence a positive attitude to your co-workers during…

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How To Deal With Workplace Communication Overload

Technology can be a wonderful thing when it makes life easier. Unfortunately in workplace communication, technology has in some ways made it harder by providing too much. One of the many challenges managers now face is the amount of communication they are expected to deal…

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How Do You Know When An Employee Is Ready For Promotion?

Before even considering someone for promotion it is recommended that you first know the reasons NOT to promote someone. These include; because they work hard, they need the money, you like them because they are like you or you want to stop them leaving! In…

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7 Key Causes Of Conflict In The Workplace

  Conflict is a part of life and is as normal as breathing. As human beings we are so unique from each other with different needs that it is amazing we don’t have more disagreements! (more…)

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Management vs Leadership – Infographic

It is the age old debate; management vs leadership, which one is better? Well, if you ask most modern day managers and leaders they will tell you that both have their strengths and weaknesses and that different situations call for you to either manage or…

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Managing Different Personalities – Part Three

In the first two articles in this four part series we looked at how to manage people with the personality traits of analytical and then expressive people. These are two of four simple personality categories based upon those discussed in the book People Styles At…

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How To Ask Great Coaching Questions

There are some key differences between training and coaching. Training often involves giving people information and telling them how to do things whereas coaching encourages the person to think for themselves by asking them great questions. (more…)

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Managing Different Personalities – Part One

Understanding the people in our team is a huge part of our job as managers. In this series of four articles, we use four simple personality categories based upon those discussed in People Styles at Work by Robert and Dorothy Bolton. (more…)

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Managing Your Mood As A Manager

How much does change of mood affect your team? Extremely positive and upbeat one moment as things seem to be going well and then something goes wrong which brings you down again. (more…)

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Are You A Manager That Your Team Love To Hate?

We have experienced many situations on our training courses or during coaching sessions where people have moaned about their boss. Have you ever considered whether you are the manager that employees love to hate? I can hear some managers now saying, ‘I don’t get paid…

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