Archive for November, 2009

Management – All About Experiencing the Sharp End

November 30, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

As managers, it’s easy to get busy doing the managing, quite understandably. Yet there’s a lot to be gained from taking a little time where the real work gets done, where you team members are active – at the sharp end, where the action is. Many managers are focused on the heady world of stepping […]

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Delegation – The Master Skill for Managers

November 27, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

The key to valuable delegation lies in being determined that you do not abdicate your responsibilities. And this in turn will mean that you need to realize that it is not enough to just ask someone to perform a task and then forget about the task or the individual who will be doing the job […]

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10 Easy Ways To Build Trust With Your Employees

November 25, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Employees never feel comfortable under a boss who doesn’t trust them or who they don’t trust. In the absence of mutual trust, productivity falls as the employees get into politics, covering their backs and other counter-productive activity. Not trusting each other will affect morale, which leads to a deterioration in customer satisfaction as the focus […]

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Constructive Criticism is OK!

November 20, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

OK, so here goes with Leila’s House of Corrections – enjoy! I like these and you never know, there may be a video series of my own coming along! Share this:

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Building Employee Confidence Is A Big Management Role

November 18, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

When you manage others, the confidence of your people is very important indeed So, how can you go about building confidence in your employees? Not only in the business, but in the work that they complete, you will need to build up their confidence from time to time. It will help both their own job […]

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Managers Are Great – Sometimes!

November 15, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Many times when I work with managers, I work pretty hard to help them see the influence they can have with their employees. Most often, they respond positively and it’s good to see that their learnings back in the workplace – they are often extremely perceptive of what’s needed – are readily going to be […]

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Motivated Employees – What Are They Really Worth?

November 11, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

A business is really only as good as its employees. When you find good employees it is worth valuing them, investing in training them and grooming them for bigger and better things. It takes far more money and time to keep finding new employees than it does to work on the ones you already have […]

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The Power of Positive Feedback

November 8, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

When I’m working with managers, I often ask them what they feel when they hear these words from their boss. “Would you like some feedback?” To be frank, their answer, like mine when I was a manager, would usually prefer to be ‘No, thanks!’, yet we always say, rather hesitatingly, ‘Yes, please!’ and wait for […]

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Time Management Skills For Increased Productivity

November 3, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Time management can be very difficult for some managers, causing them to keep putting off tasks that they don’t want to do, however important they are. Others may take on too many things at once and struggle to accomplish anything of value much of the time. Managing your time to balance work and play can […]

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Confidence – The Holy Grail?

November 2, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Giving your employees confidence is absolutely crucial in assisting them to reach their potential at their jobs, because having confidence probably affects job performance (and thus satisfaction) as much, if not more, than any work component. Having the confidence to do the job well also makes a significant difference to turnover rates and absence, particularly […]

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