Archive for April, 2010

Why Asking For Help Works For Managers

April 29, 2010 | By

Management can be a tricky role to play. Not only is the work challenging, but sometimes it’s hard to find the help you need. Yet there are people all around. The simple act of asking you team for help can be a difficult step for many managers, because it can seem to be that they […]

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People Management – Having An Open/Closed Door Policy

April 28, 2010 | By

It’s important to be accessible to your people. Being available means that you have the opportunities to bond and be willing to create excellent relationships. And there’s a time to stop as well. We are sociable animals. As managers, there is nothing in us that makes us different from the rest of humanity. We like […]

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Slowing Down Does the Trick

April 25, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Sometimes as managers, we need help. And that help can come from the most unlikely of sources – just taking in nature even…

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Building Workplace Relationships – Being the Model

April 19, 2010 | By

The value of excellent workplace relationships cannot be over-estimated. Leveraging the interactions between individuals, be they manager to employee or visa-versa is incredible, so taking responsibility for this has to be progressed by someone. When a manager recognizes that there is work to do on taking up the responsibility for making better use of workplace […]

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The Recipe for Management Success

April 18, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Sometimes it’s good to find out other perspectives. So often it’s easier to sit with ourselves and believe our management capabilities are adequate enough. Maybe it’s time to wake-up… As managers, we all want to run teams that bring success to whatever our enterprise is. The component members of those teams will often decide what […]

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Starting Small In Taking Responsibility To Build Relationships

April 18, 2010 | By

Creating excellent workplace relationships is a valuable exercise at any time. The responsibility for developing these, belongs to everyone in the team. Getting this going needs to start somewhere. Once we get clear in our minds that there is a significant value in having effective business relationships with our people – and for them with […]

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Tom Sawyer on Delegation

April 11, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

In ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’, By Mark Twain, the hero uses his delegation skills to get his pals to paint the fence for him – a task assigned by his Aunt Polly for his misbehavior. His friends are inquisitive enough about his activity, he smartly recognizes the opportunity to ‘sell’ the task as something […]

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Three Management Benefits Of Developing Employees

April 10, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

One of the biggest reasons managers fail to achieve their best results is because they fail to make the move from ‘doing’ to ‘managing’. It seems much easier to work even harder and make sure the job is done right because it’s you doing it. This is not a solution that is sustainable. Many managers […]

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Twitter For Business? Yes, You Really Can!

April 8, 2010 | By | 1 Comment

It’s a small world out there and getting smaller. In fact whilst doing business in 140 characters might seem unlikely, here’s a real story that proves that just a few minutes a day – as well as a healthy interest in other people – really can bring business to a business. A few months ago, […]

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Extreme Productivity – The Lucille Ball Way

April 8, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

As we work in ever demanding circumstances, I’m reminded of those occasions where as managers we want to get more from our people and willingly, they are prepared to do their very best for us too. This classic Lucille Ball clip shows how often they are prepared to go the extra mile, whilst reminding us […]

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