Tag: employee satisfaction

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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Losing Your Best Players

October 25, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Working with a client this week, I came across one of those situations where a manager’s emotions can get confused. I recall a training video where the manager concerned feels that if he develops his people enough, then they might be good enough to, well, get promoted and then they would leave him. And his […]

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What Do You Believe?

September 14, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

As many of us find out during the course of our management career, we can’t do it all. Yet there are times when we find the workload that we have is such that there is no-one else but ourselves who can do those parts of the work that are left to do. As managers, we […]

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Keeping Your People Happy

August 23, 2010 | By | 2 Comments

A manager’s role is to build successful teams that deliver the business. We aim to seek for higher and higher performances from those we encourage, cajole and develop. How do we keep them all happy? We strive to create refined, capable people to inhabit our teams. The results we seek cannot be delivered by us […]

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Delegation – The Most Vital Role For Every Manager

January 16, 2010 | By

As a manager, it’s useful to understand what delegation is and how valuable it can be for you. In fact, any business is usually run by managers operating at various levels who all need to delegate authority and tasks to their team members, so that they themselves can handle more relevant activities. Some tasks are […]

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Employee Dissatisfaction – Ten Ways to Really Upset Your People

March 16, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Want some guidelines for how you can definitely get under the skin of your workers? Here are some simple things known to irritate the heck out of them, time after time… If you want engaged, co-operative, motivated and productive staff on your team, this is a not-exhaustive list of things you can constructively do to […]

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Employee Satisfaction Surveys Stink!

March 10, 2009 | By

It’s an easy fix for organizations to churn out the annual or even bi-annual (‘to show we really care’) survey to their people, to assess ’employee satisfaction’. It is a great tactic for the Annual Report. Yet in my opinion, in most cases, it stinks! Once the results are in, they get analyzed at Corporate, […]

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Quick Thinking Required

March 6, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

I’m fascinated by productivity. Making things actually happen, instead of pondering endlkessly is a huge step forward for any manager. When I was in Australia recently, I met up with Dr Ken Hudson, from The Speed Thinking Zone. Ken’s premise is that things take way too long and there is a better way. Hudson’s Law […]

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Risk…or Not. That is the Question

March 5, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Life is about risk. We all take them every single day of our lives. When we cross the road, it’s a risk. As we eat our sandwich at lunchtime, there’s a risk. We can’t function without taking some risks in our lives. In business, we need to take some risks to grow. Allowing others in […]

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Keeping Promises

March 4, 2009 | By

There are many components of relationship building. Trust is at the very core of building relationships in an organization or team and is vital if you want to get your people on your side when tough times arise. It’s always been a pet peeve of mine when someone I have worked with hasn’t followed through […]

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