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Dealing With People Problems At Work

Giving instructions and bossing people around is easy when people do as you say. The problems come when we realise that we are dealing with people and not robots. Managers are paid to manage and motivate real human beings and this is bound to involve…

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Time Management Tips – Infographic

Sometimes it really does seem as though there isn’t enough hours in the day to get all of your work done, and if you don’t keep on top of your workload it can easily spiral out of your control. The short infographic below gives you…

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Why Training Is Key To Survival & Success

Developing our people to be better at what they do is a key element of any manager’s role. But why is it so critical to the survival and success of your organisation? Read on to learn five key reasons why this is so. (more…)

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Are You An Entrepreneurial Leader?

At a time when traditional businesses are being challenged by tough economic conditions, it is the entrepreneurial leaders who are leading the way towards recovery. So what can we learn from the behaviours we have observed of successful entrepreneurial leaders? Compare and contrast the following…

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How To Conduct Talent Reviews With Your Team

There is a case for stating that the most valuable resource within your team is the talent that resides there. The problem comes when managers don’t recognise that talent because they do not know that it is there. (more…)

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Effective Coaching Skills – Video Blog

As a modern day manager and leader, developing your coaching skills is so important to ensure that you are fully equipped to help your team progress and grow – so what key skills do you need to develop to become an effective coach? Watch our…

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Motivating Your Employees In Hard Times

Motivating our people can be challenging at the best of times but when market conditions are especially difficult then it can be even harder to keep people focused on doing the job to their best ability. (more…)

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Leading Multicultural Teams

As the world gets smaller it becomes more common to manage people who come from different cultures. Whilst these different cultures may be represented in just one country it is also becoming more prevalent to have responsibility for people who live and work in other…

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How To Get Honest Feedback From Your Employees

One of the best and bravest ways to assess your effectiveness as a manager is by seeking feedback from the people who work for you.  The biggest challenge in achieving this is getting your team to be honest.  There is always a danger that people…

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As A Leader, How Accountable Are You For The Company’s Success?

Harry S Truman, former President of the United States is reported to have had a plaque on his desk which read, ‘The buck stops here’ sometimes referring to it in his speeches. The point he often made is that ultimately the leader has to make…

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What Does It Take To Generate Employee Engagement?

Some managers undertake what is known as transactional management. This is where the manager believes that everybody should just do what they are told because they are paid to do a job. This type of manager believes that it is not up to them to…

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3 Important Elements Of Positive Performance Management

The days of the manager who says, ‘My way or the highway!’ have certainly changed. Managing through fear belongs back in the dark ages when the autocratic manager was king. (more…)

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