Management Blog

Tips & advice to help you improve your performance

 

If It Ain’t Broke, Why Fix It?

I was discussing a dilemma that one of my clients was facing. He was telling me about the challenges his team was going through, and how he had tried to rectify them. (more…)

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How To Become A Super-Leader

Mike was adamant that his idea was a good one, and he was determined to make it work in the office. What he hadn’t bargained for was the reaction his team displayed when he announced his ‘great initiative’. The team were distinctly underwhelmed by it…

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Getting Your People Committed To Change

You don’t need me to tell you that turning round a failing business is difficult. Having the right strategy and good organisational skills, plus a good product, simply aren’t enough these days. (more…)

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Think You Know What Motivates? Try Again!

So, are you certain you really know what motivates your staff? Well, most managers today have heard that money isn’t the key motivator for most people. And even if you think your people are different, consider this… After you get a raise, even if it is…

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Getting Staff To Be Engaged At Work

Many managers struggle to get their employees to be engaged with their jobs. Comments range from “I just can’t motivate them” to “They’re only here for the money” to “No-one wants to work these days”. (more…)

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Control The Pace, Control The Results

“An object at rest tends to stay at rest and an object in motion tends to stay in motion with the same speed and direction unless acted upon by an outside force” – Isaac Newton’s First Law of Motion. (more…)

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So That’s Why I Can’t Manage My Time!

We run many programmes on how to get the best out of your time, and it’s uncanny how many delegates tell us they can’t manage time. Well, that’s because time can’t be managed! Duh, time does what it wants to do, which is move on…

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Positioning Yourself As An Industry Expert

Do you like to influence people? Have you got knowledge of your subject to the extent that others could benefit from your experience? If so, you are or could be an effective expert that people take notice of and listen to. (more…)

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Frightened Of Your Next Presentation? Here’s What To Do

It has been said that making a presentation is the most fearful experience for so many people that it heads facing death in the fear stakes! (more…)

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Creating The Future Of Your Department And Company

It will be here before you know it. Inevitably, the consequences of what you do today will affect it. You won’t be able to avoid it. (more…)

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A Radical Experiment In Employee Self-Management

Ricardo Semler was just 23 years-old when, in 1982, he took over from his father as CEO of Semco, an engineering and high-end industrial products company in Brazil. He immediately fired two-thirds of the company’s senior management. (more…)

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Create A Company Where Everyone Wants To Work

There seems to be something in organisations today that lowers the creativity of people, something that almost sucks the positive and latent abilities out of them. The cause? Today’s management processes that drive discipline, economy, rationality and order, and place little or no value on…

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