Category: Employee Development

Time to Treat

June 15, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

All of the best managers need to have an alliance with their employees. They need to form more than a partnership relationship with them to ensure that they are comfortable with each other. Once in a while, it’s great to be able to show how much you value this relationship in real terms. You can’t […]

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5 Ways That Delegation Benefits Small Business Owners

November 14, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

For leaders and managers in any organisation, it is always a challenge to ensure that you have enough time to do the important things that only you can do, whilst being able to let go confidently to those around you who form your team. By delegating workload, there are some significant benefits. If you have […]

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A ‘Thank You’ – Small And Effective

July 10, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

When we look at the kinds of things that motivate people, it’s not hard to find them. Indeed, all we have to do is to think of the times that we, ourselves, have felt motivated when we’ve done something. Putting effort into a piece of work that we have invested our time in requires focus, patience […]

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The Leadership Skill Of Nurturing Talent

May 16, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Above all, leaders need good people to surround them. No organisation – large or small – can operate productively when the boss is doing all the doing and they are surrounded by people who cannot deliver the highest quality performance themselves. So it’s imperative to ensure that any team has members that deliver the very […]

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Meetings That Deliver

May 9, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

When you think about the time you’ve sat there and wondered just what you could be doing, it’s hard to appreciate the value of meetings sometimes. The dynamic of working closely with a bunch of like-minded individuals, bouncing thoughts and ideas off each other, isn’t the way we’ve typically developed this useful opportunity in many […]

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Better Leaders Get The Best From Everyone

May 1, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Every team has a make up of a variety of people, all of whom have different skills, characteristics and above all styles. If you have balance, you will have a blend of types so that each complements the team as a whole. For many teams, the biggest contributors are those outgoing characters who think out […]

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Being the Leadership Model For Feedback

March 19, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Feedback is a gift that is both widely misunderstood, as well as being incorrectly applied when it is. Yet so many would value the outcomes if a little time was taken to be clear on what needs to happen. Those dreaded words, ‘Would you like feedback?’ are, oxymoron-like both a carrot and stick at the […]

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Steve Jobs Talks About Managing People

March 9, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

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Let Your People Find Their Answers

February 29, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

It’s almost second nature to managers. Their team members come and share a problem with them and seek solutions. The manager, on cue, solves the problem and everyone’s happy. For managers, here’s where the problems start. Although it’s ever so nice to feel the pride of being ‘the one who knows everything’ in the eyes […]

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Self-Awareness – On a Bigger Scale

February 15, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

One of the challenges we have when we lead others, is to ensure that we are always clear on the goals, objectives and performance that we sign up to. Ensuring that we deliver what the organization expects, is one of the biggest measures of success. These are often relatively easy to identify, because as SMART […]

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