Category: Employee Development

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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Listen – With Both Ears

February 8, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

There is an art to building fruitful relationships. Be they in our daily lives, or at the workplace, it takes time for them to evolve. We have choices to make to ensure we achieve the best from our interactions with those around us. For most of us, whilst we might not be fully aware of […]

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Strong Standards Drive Freedom to Create

January 12, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

In a business world where innovation and creativity are in fashion right now, many organizations find the need to be more relaxed to engage with their employees and let them off their ropes. Such freedom is, in enlightened organizational eyes, vital to ensure that every one of their people feel that the environment is ideally […]

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Make Silence Your Answer

January 10, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

As we work with our people, they see us as leaders who know everything. After all, we wouldn’t be here if we didn’t have the skills and knowledge to have the answers, now would we? And when we are asked for our solutions, it’s all too easy to give them. For speed; for knowing the […]

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Special Secrets to Micro-Managing Employee Performance

November 29, 2011 | By | 2 Comments

In general, micro-management is frowned upon in the management sphere. Yet there are occasions when by getting into the small stuff, there are benefits to managers and their people too. The traditional view of micro-management is where a manager is so neurotic about the delivery of results that he or she cannot leave individuals to […]

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Personal PR – How To Fly Your Own Flag

March 2, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

On many occasions of any career, there are times where it’s vital to represent yourself fully. To make the best publicity you can for ‘yours sincerely’. And there are easy tactics you can use… Whether you are applying for a promotion in your existing organization; looking for a new job altogether; or simply experiencing a […]

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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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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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