Category: Leadership and Management

The Positives of Procrastination

April 18, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

When the list of qualities of managers and leaders is read out, it is unlikely that the skill of procrastination will be near the top. Indeed, for many, the very thought of failing to act in a timely manner would be tantamount to one of the lower scores in their performance review. To ensure that […]

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These 15 leadership tips will improve your people management skills today

April 7, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Our guest post today is from the Pub Landlord Advisor – and it’s so good, any manager could use it! Managing staff is one of the toughest aspects of running a pub. No doubt you’ll employ many casual workers whose careers – and sometimes attention spans! – lie elsewhere. Yet, with the right people management skills they […]

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10 Inciting Questions That Every Manager Should Ask Their Employees

April 6, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

This is a guest post About The Author David Hassell is the co-founder and CEO of 15Five, a web-based performance management app that improves employee engagement via a lightweight weekly check-in. David has been named “The Most Connected Man You Don’t Know In Silicon Valley” by Forbes Magazine, and has been featured in The Wall Street […]

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6 Simple Steps to Dealing with Difficult Managers

May 10, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Managing teams is tricky enough, but when you have a challenging manager to deal with as well – I guess you could do without it. But a structured approach can mean success for all sides. The challenge of managing difficult managers can be rather daunting, especially when you inherit them! If they are your own […]

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5 Simple Steps to Deal With Poor Employee Performance

April 18, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Managing poor employee performance in one of the biggest challenges for any manager. And there are simple ways to make it much easier, and be a lot less demanding on your time. For managers, the performance of every employee is vital, because in today’s tough business environments, there is simply no room for passengers any […]

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The Most Important Leadership Skills In Management

April 11, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

We welcome a Guest Post today by Corporate Coach Group. Good leadership underpins good management. In most companies and organisations around the world, managers are responsible to both the company, and the people within that company. This means that, as a manager, you must possess the right skills and character traits, not only to manage, but […]

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What You Need to Know About Motivation

April 10, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Motivation eh? The Holy Grail of management… For many of us, the spark that motivates us is difficult to define. Many (simplistic?) organisations believe that tangible reward is the answer. Do better – we pay you more – simple. But for motivation, this doesn’t work – checkout this revealing video from RSAnimate to see why… […]

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A Lesson in Trust From a Little Girl

November 20, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

A little girl and her father were crossing a narrow bridge. The father was worried for his daughter’s safety so he asked her: “Sweetheart, please hold my hand so that you don’t fall into the river”. The little girl said: “No Dad. You hold my hand”. “What’s the difference?” asked the puzzled father. “There’s a […]

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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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Stephen Covey – My Life Changer

July 17, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

It is with deep regret that I heard of the loss of Stephen Covey. 14 years ago, I was helping out a group of trainers in a management development centre. A manager of almost 25 years myself at that time, I guess I was seen as someone who enjoyed imparting objective development support to my […]

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