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How To Analyse And Improve A Team Member’s Performance

Man pushing the graphIf 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 of here!
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How To Manage An Extrovert

Young masked business woman expressing different emotionsHave 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 are you more likely to keep yourself to yourself?
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How To Appreciate The Value Of Every Team Member

Successful Business Team Congratulating ColleagueOnce, 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 was absolutely enormous.

He returned at the harvest time and decided it was the right time to pull up the turnip.
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How To Gain More Ownership And Commitment Through Autonomy

The Word Of Phrase AutonomyOne 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 want to do this?

Why is this aspect of autonomy so important to us?
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What Is Employee Empowerment And Why Is It Important?

Word writing text Empower Engage Enable Enhance. Business conceptA recent report by Seibert, Wang and Courtright in Applied Psychology magazine carried out an analytical review of the consequences of team empowerment in organisations.

They concluded that ‘when employees feel empowered at work, it’s associated with stronger job performance, job satisfaction and commitment to the organisation’.

What, then, is empowerment in the workplace? Learn More

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How To Deal With Difficult Customers

Angry young woman arguing talking on phone at homeI recall a customer years ago who I would describe as ‘difficult’. No matter what I said, she interrupted me. No matter how I tried to appease her, she wouldn’t listen. Learn More

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Simple Tips & Tricks To Common Time Management Problems

Businessman stop time isolated on white backgroundOf all the challenges we hear managers facing these days, the aspect of being able to manage their own time is very often top of the list.

It’s not because we have less time; it’s that the demands on us these days are so great, we have difficulty in identifying the best use of our time, and often submit to the ‘busy’ rather than the ‘effective’. Learn More

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How To Calm Your Nerves Before A Presentation

Business trainer giving presentation to group of peopleHow do you feel when you are about to present information, even to people you are familiar with? If you’re like most people, you will suffer from nervous anxiety or, at best, have ‘butterflies’ in the stomach. How can we calm our nerves? Why do we suffer from ‘nerves’ and how can we calm them in a situation where we feel fearful of the actual act or the consequences of it? Learn More