Category: Team Building

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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Leading for Commitment

March 12, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Every leader needs people to lead. As a hint, it’s in the title! Yet leaders come in many shapes and sizes. They also come with a range of capabilities to lead others and an even smaller minority are those leaders who gain exceptional commitment from their team. Leaders need a team around them to ensure […]

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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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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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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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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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