Archive for August, 2010

Appreciation – Learning from Your Team

August 30, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

One of the simplest management tactics you can use to build trust and positive morale is where you find a small amount of time in your day to appreciate your people. This can take the form of praise; encouragement; delegation and even that simplest of activities, just saying ‘thank you’. Sometimes even just keeping it […]

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Keeping Your People Happy

August 23, 2010 | By | 2 Comments

A manager’s role is to build successful teams that deliver the business. We aim to seek for higher and higher performances from those we encourage, cajole and develop. How do we keep them all happy? We strive to create refined, capable people to inhabit our teams. The results we seek cannot be delivered by us […]

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A Manager’s Skill – Balancing Fun and Focus

August 10, 2010 | By | 3 Comments

Having fun is a vital component of any successful team. Managers will do well to encourage their people to enjoy their work, joining in when there’s a laugh to be had, where appropriate. For a manager though, it’s always going to be a fine line between the fun the team are having and the need […]

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Waving The Management Magic Wand – Part 2

August 8, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Last week, we looked at how to make more of the opportunities you have to make things different. Wafting your own magic wand around yourself and the way you do things is one thing, but how can you use it effectively to ‘magic’ better ways of doing things from your people? BTW, if you have […]

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Waving The Management Magic Wand – Part 1

August 1, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

OK, so we’re all managers, right? And although we might keep it to ourselves, we all probably have moments when we whisper to ourselves, ‘I wish…’. Never fear, we all in this together, so you can tell me it’s so… Little things that our workplace does to us that really, it would be so cool […]

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