Archive for January, 2010

Building Workplace Relationships By Overcoming Prejudices

January 31, 2010 | By

We need to create effective relationships in our organizations to make sure we get the best from all of our people. Managers will always have the opportunity to interact with their people, yet sometimes, there are times to step back and see what might be getting in the way. It’s inevitable. We ‘get on’ with […]

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Using Team Operating Charters To Create Effective Teams

January 30, 2010 | By

Effective teams are the most effective and even the only way to make organizations work. Managers cannot deliver the whole job – it’s just not possible. That said, teams need to have some ground rules to be effective too… Team building is a vital component of anything you need to do in business, unless you […]

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Team Building – The Hidden Gold That’s Out There!

January 29, 2010 | By

Managing teams in your organization is a challenging experience. Finding the right people for the roles you have can be a tricky proposition, yet when you take the time to get to know your people, you might be surprised what you find. We all want the best people in our team. The demands placed on […]

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10 Ways Easy for Managers to Empower

January 28, 2010 | By

There are many, many ways that a manager can empower those in their team. The value comes from enlightened individuals freed up to express themselves through the release of their potential. And you are the one to do it… Almost any situation where you let an individual express themselves freely, through the contribution they themselves […]

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Delegation – An Invaluable Employee Development Tool

January 27, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

When using delegation as a management tool, it always pays to understand that you must be in agreement regarding the standards that you expect, in order to measure how successfully or otherwise the job has been completed. That said, obviously the standards that you require have to be achievable, as well as realistic. Another important […]

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Managing Others – 9 Positive Behaviors

January 26, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

When we manage others, they take their lead from us. There is an onus on us therefore, to make sure that the lead we offer has every opportunity for success. And using positive behaviors is a great start. In the teams we lead, we find that they mimic the way we are. On a bad […]

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Workplace Relationships – Who Is Responsible For Them?

January 25, 2010 | By

There are poor workplace relationships. There are good workplace relationships. Sometimes they are even great. But where does the responsibility lie for creating the best environment for the best work to be done. There is no doubt that there are times when managers have to depend on the best relationships to get the results they […]

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Doing Way Too Much On Your First Day

January 24, 2010 | By

The new manager started with a flourish. He was personable, interested in the people in the team and good fun to get on with. He showed his capabilities by immediately resolving some short-term resource issues with senior management that had been frustrating the team for weeks. On the first day, he decided to fix a […]

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Dealing With Difficult People – General Principles

January 24, 2010 | By

Difficult people can be found anywhere. As managers or supervisors, you are likely to have at least one you can name. It’s as common as that. There is a general principle to use as a first step. Most managers come across difficult people at some stage in their careers or other. They are common and […]

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Workplace Relationship Building – Hopes and Fears

January 23, 2010 | By

Managers and supervisors are human. Let’s take that as a given. We don’t always feel we can share this with our people too much, but it’s true. We have feelings as well. How we share that with our people is another matter. One of the biggest challenges facing managers is their approachability. Despite the world […]

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