Tag: Employee Development

Management Snippets – Small Steps to Progress

April 4, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

A significant part of our role as managers is the development of our people. In some cases this can be challenging, because of the circumstances in which your management takes place. For example, when you are new to a management role; when you inherit a new team or when you have individuals for whom progress […]

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Smart Management To Avoid Losing Your Best People

March 28, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

It takes time to build a great team. Managers sweat on this a lot, recognizing that the qualities of the people who they work closely with, will dictate their success – or otherwise. When we get great people, we need to put the effort in to keep hold of them. So often, the hard work […]

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Meeting Your People’s Expectations

February 21, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

We humans are easily satisfied. When we are given clues about what we will receive, we naturally will expect it to be delivered. We have a natural tendency to trust others, until life and its experiences knocks the naivety out of us (oops, does that sound cynical?). Your employees experience this every day, where they […]

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Management Skills – When It’s Best Not To Know

February 21, 2010 | By

Sometimes, it’s easy to show that we are the boss, by always having the answers that our people need. Yet the smartest managers don’t always share the answers they have. You see, any manager wants to be the resource their people need. In fact, being able to solve problems your way is a great way […]

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Managing for The Future Starts With Today

February 18, 2010 | By

Management is naturally in the moment. Challenges come to managers every day, hour and even less. Yet there is wisdom in developing a mindset that seeks and effective future for the team too. From experience, most managers don’t get ‘the future’ right away – they busy themselves with just today’s issues, which is, to be […]

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Win-Win Management – Finding Small Gains To Start

February 17, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

As we set out to build relationships with our people, it’s vital that there is every opportunity to make progress. And sometimes, you can be in the driving seat to make that happen… Managers need the support of their people to build teams that will have positive impacts on the running of the business – […]

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Listening – The Manager’s Vital Ingredient In Employee Development

February 9, 2010 | By

There are many tactics managers adopt when they are interacting with their teams. On a one-to-one basis, nothing is more important than the capacity to take the time to listen effectively… Getting to know your people well is one of the most important activities for anyone in a management or supervisory position. Armed with good […]

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Vital Management – Covering All The Bases

February 7, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

It starts with the best will in the world. One of your team comes up with a problem and you tell them the way to solve it. ‘Report it to Jeff and he’ll fix it for you’, you say. So the problem comes up and they tell Jeff who gives them short shrift because he’s […]

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Team Building – The Hidden Gold That’s Out There!

January 29, 2010 | By

Managing teams in your organization is a challenging experience. Finding the right people for the roles you have can be a tricky proposition, yet when you take the time to get to know your people, you might be surprised what you find. We all want the best people in our team. The demands placed on […]

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Delegation – 5 Simple Actions You Can Take Today

January 19, 2010 | By

Try these five tactics, today! Become more aware of others who share their important work with you – watch how well they do it – note the benefits; to them; to you! See – it works! Note those things you do in your work, that someone else could and create a plan to give them […]

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