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5 Skills ALL Managers Will Need In 2025

Year Symbol For BrightThe working world is moving at such a fast pace, that managers have a hard time staying abreast of all the new trends.

From millennials entering the workforce, technological advances that have led to globalisation and artificial intelligence, it’s vital to look ahead and anticipate the skills you will need in the next 5-10 years to stay competitive in your field.

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3 Ways You Can Coach Your Highest Performer (Even If They Don’t Think They Need It…)

performance coachingEvery manager knows that all employees are not created equally.

There are your highest performers, those who are self-motivated, goal-driven and on top of their game, the employees that need a lot more help, and those in between.

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4 Quick Tips On How To Write A Press Release

Press Release LaptopA press release is an important tool for communicating company information with the outside world.

While previously press releases were specifically published for members of the press, nowadays, they can easily be found online and accessible to all individuals. Learn More


4 Reasons Why Your Business NEEDS A Positioning Statement

StatementThe global market has allowed companies from all over the world to compete for the same clients.

While allowing for greater reach, it is also complicates matters for businesses, which now have more competitors than ever. Learn More

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What Should You Include In A Professional Email Signature?

An office worker sending emailAn email signature is an often overlooked area where professionals can let other people learn more about themselves, their business and their contact information.

Some of us simply sign our name at the bottom of emails we send out, while others only include a phone number. Learn More

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The 3 Biggest Reasons Why Introverts Are The Best Leaders

Introvert written on a speechWhen in need of filling a management position, many employers often look to the loudest, most aggressive and talkative employee.

It is a common belief that good leaders are made from extroverts who have the confidence, presence and voice to make themselves heard and followed. Learn More

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6 Quick Steps On Creating A Killer Employee Development Plan

Strategy Development Goal MarkA manager will ask an employee to improve in certain areas, but a good manager will help the employee improve. Learn More

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The 3 Main Warning Signs That Your Employee May Quit

Business woman holding I Quit signOne of the worst situations an employer may face is when a valued staff member suddenly quits.

Even if a standard two-week notice is provided, it may not nearly be enough time to find a suitable replacement, train that person, and resume work flow without interruptions. Learn More

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How To Make Big Decisions In Less Than 60 Seconds

Time Management PledgeThe business world is ever changing, and thus, one important quality a leader in today’s professional world must possess is the ability to be a quick decision maker.

Taking weeks to pick a perfect candidate for an open position will probably result in that person accepting another offer. Learn More


Why Employee Development & Training Is So Important For 2013

Uncertainty over the economy both here and abroad means that 2013 could be another challenging year for businesses. The organisations that cope the best will be those that continue to raise the skills and knowledge of those who work for them. Here are some reasons why you should invest more in your people in 2013. Learn More

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Communicating Via Email

email sentIt’s Monday. If you are anything like me, you went to your office, booted up your computer, and immediately headed for your email inbox which was, very likely, flooded with extra emails from the weekend.

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How to be a Better Manager – Part 1

So you’re a manager. Congratulations. I’m sure you’re doign a great job. Now, I don’t mean to bust your bubble, but what are you going to do to make yourself a better manager. Here are a few things to consider:

Build a Great Team

No manager can be successful without a great team at his side. It’s your job to develop a team full of successful, hard working, and motivated individuals. You’ll need to brush up on your interview skills and work at selecting the right people right from the start.

Develop a Great Team

Once you have the right people working with you, you’ll need to make sure they’re all motivated to get the job done – not only on an individual basis but as a team working together as well. Team members should all have times where they’re doing their own things, but they should be able to work together most of the time as well. If you’re having trouble in that area, you may want to implement a few team building activities to break the ice a bit.

Work on Your Own Communication Skills

Odds are, you judge your employees by their abilities to communicate – with each other, with you, and with clients. But are you setting a good example? Your team members, and even managers above you, will grow dependent upon your ability to convey clear, concise thoughts. You’ll need to work on both your verbal and written communication skills in order to become successful.

Time Management

Time management is rough for a lot of people, especially those juggling busy home lives while they’re focusing on their careers. What can you do to enhance your time management abilities? Do you need to get a better organization plan? Do you need to learn to prioritise better? Figure out what your weaknesses are and learn to improve upon them.

Give Yourself a Break

Your employees and team members get breaks during the day and you should, too. You’re not a superhero and you simply can’t work long days without taking a few minutes here and there to breathe. Take a short walk, get a cup of coffee, or simply shut the office door for a few minutes. Oh, and don’t forget to take your annual vacation. If you’re rested, you won’t become aggravated when dealing with your team.

You are a valuable member of your organisation and you want to make sure you stay that way. Take some time to improve upon yourself and you’ll be successful for years to come.

Thanks again,


Sean McPheat

Managing Director

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