Archive for February, 2011

Change Management – Life Goes On

February 28, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

When your people are implicated in changes you are making, it can be a challenge to keep them focused on keeping their output up. As a manager, it’s your vital role to help keep them focused on the day job, whatever else is going on. Change is challenging. And when individuals are affected, it can […]

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Key Steps for Engaging Employees in Change

February 25, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Even if change is ever present in people’s everyday lives, there are still a whole lot who find it discomforting, especially when they are not prepared for it or if it is imposed on them. There is a way forward… Engaging employees in change is much easier if they are given adequate information about what’s […]

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How to be a Management Legend

February 22, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Being a management legend in your own lifetime might seem to be something of an impossibility. A dream you sometimes dream when you are having one of those spare moments (like you do!). So, here’s the skinny on how to make this possible, with the minimal of effort. When you look at the quality of […]

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Be Yourself as a Manager – No-one Else

February 21, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

There’s a way of sensing when a manager is ‘putting it on’. It’s a sense many, if not all employees have, to some extent or the other – and they will quickly sniff you out… It’s very tempting as you manage a team new to you. They expect great things of you, the ‘new broom’ […]

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Change is the Name of the Game

February 21, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Change management can often be seen as delivering discrete activities towards a defined outcome. A series of changes in any organization requires a plan of action for delivery, which once complete, means we can get back to the day job. Yet that’s just the time to think of change again. The principle of change is […]

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Living with Change and Facing It with Acceptance

February 18, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

In today’s economy, recession is pretty much the name of the game in many organizations. In such difficult times, it’s inevitable change will come. And whatever business you’re in, people are going to be affected… In a lot of organizations these days, financial challenges will mean it’s time to cut costs. And because of the […]

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Delegation – To Whom? When?

February 15, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

In a recent interview, Ron Dennis of the McLaren Formula 1 team said, “I’m the executive chairman, but if I delegate a role, I’ll step away & let that person get on with it”. When we lead and manage teams, we cannot stand alone and do it all by ourselves on our own. Our role […]

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Effective Change Management Comes Fully Inclusive

February 14, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Change can be a very uncomfortable place to be. Particularly for employees, there are many times where imposed change can make them feel powerless, out of control and ultimately, this causes fear, resentment and lots of other negative emotions. There is a way to make them feel much better and keep onside the positive asset […]

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Dealing with Business Changes

February 11, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Change is all around. It is something that no-one can avoid, especially for those in the corporate world, because business change is always looming around the corner. Whether it’s your most awaited promotion, being a part of a new team or being sent to work for a branch of your company in another location, it […]

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The Purpose of Team

February 10, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

‘No man is an island’, or so said John Donne back in the early 17th century. Never more relevant than today. Never more relevant than in the field of business, a team is the vital component to deliver success. Whilst there is a value in quality management – or we would not need managers at […]

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