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How To Harness The Strengths And Ambitions Of Our Team

One manager approached her Learning and Development Director and discussed with her the misgivings she had about all the training and development being offered to her team members. ‘I know we should be offering chances for people to get better and improve’ she said. ‘But…

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How The Future Workforce Will Make Us Think Differently

According to a recent report by the World Economic Forum, it is being estimated that 57% of all jobs we have are at risk of being automated in the next five years. Deloitte Consulting assesses seven disruptors happening today that will have a profound effect…

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How To Analyse And Improve A Team Member’s Performance

If 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…

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How To Manage An Extrovert

Have 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…

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How To Appreciate The Value Of Every Team Member

Once, 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…

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How To Gain More Ownership And Commitment Through Autonomy

One 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…

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What Is Employee Empowerment And Why Is It Important?

A 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…

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How To Deal With Difficult Customers

I 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. (more…)

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Simple Tips & Tricks To Common Time Management Problems

Of 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,…

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How To Calm Your Nerves Before A Presentation

How 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…

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5 Key Qualities Of A Team Leader

Becoming a team leader is often someone’s first experience of management responsibility. With many team leaders being promoted from within the team because they were good team members, they face a challenging time especially as they now have to manage their friends! (more…)

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Communication Skills vs. Interpersonal Skills

Today we’re going to take a look at the differences between communication and interpersonal skills and how to improve each one. Now you might be thinking that they are one and the same thing but hear me out here and I’ll explain why they are…

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