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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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Self-Managed Teams – The Myths and The Reality

LandRover and BodyShop in the UK have led the way in a change process that has drawn attention from other companies and industries. It’s not a new concept, but one that has gathered momentum recently. (more…)

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Quality Questions You May Be Asked At Interviews

So, you’re about to start interviewing for that new position. You’ve checked the CVs and got a shortlist of people that you’re sure will be of benefit to the company, as long as they get through this short interview OK. (more…)

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Can You Fire Someone Without The Pain?

I was reading an article by Margaret Heffernan about how to fire someone. She says it’s important to manage the exit with dignity and kindness. Your ability to do so can hugely improve your standing in the business and actually raise morale. She learned this…

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How To Get People Out Of A Rut

Jeff Gitomer has a great saying that makes a valid point. He talks of team members performing at three different levels. (more…)

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Job Titles That Don’t Exist…Or Do They?

Just for fun, here are some new job titles that should be introduced into the workplace. They may make you smile, but they are closer to the truth than you think! (more…)

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Make These Five Investments to Enhance Your Career

Why invest in your career? Simple. Because you are the only person who will take it seriously. Your boss and company may ‘say’ they are interested in you and provide lots of opportunities for you to advance; but if you don’t take them up, will…

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How To Manage Email Effectively

Strategy advisor and author Peter Bregman recently wrote about a better way to handle email in the Harvard Business Review.  Instead of keeping Outlook open and sending, reading, and responding to mail continuously, he recommends scheduling several specific email sessions — each one a particular…

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How To Destroy An Employee’s Work Life

Recall your worst day at work, when events of the day left you frustrated, unmotivated by the job, and brimming with disdain for your boss and your organization. (more…)

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Does an Emotionally Intelligent Manager Ever Get Angry?

On one of our courses on Emotional Intelligence, the question came up “Does an Emotionally Intelligent manager ever get angry?” Do you think being angry shows a weakness on your part? Even if you feel angry, does that mean you should bottle up your emotions…

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