Tag: Team Building

5 Proactive Steps to Becoming a More Effective Leader

February 8, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

In this guest blog post Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements, shares his thoughts on simple steps you can take to become much more effective in your leadership role. You can find out more at his excellent blog at goalsandachievements.com 5 Proactive Steps to Becoming a More Effective Leader Your effectiveness as a leader significantly […]

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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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How to be a Management Legend

February 22, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Being a management legend in your own lifetime might seem to be something of an impossibility. A dream you sometimes dream when you are having one of those spare moments (like you do!). So, here’s the skinny on how to make this possible, with the minimal of effort. When you look at the quality of […]

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Be Yourself as a Manager – No-one Else

February 21, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

There’s a way of sensing when a manager is ‘putting it on’. It’s a sense many, if not all employees have, to some extent or the other – and they will quickly sniff you out… It’s very tempting as you manage a team new to you. They expect great things of you, the ‘new broom’ […]

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The Purpose of Team

February 10, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

‘No man is an island’, or so said John Donne back in the early 17th century. Never more relevant than today. Never more relevant than in the field of business, a team is the vital component to deliver success. Whilst there is a value in quality management – or we would not need managers at […]

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10 Things for Managers To Do With a Spare Hour

December 20, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

There are those times when you’ve got your management act together when you reach those ‘One Minute Manager’ (Ken Blanchard) moments. In the first book of the series (there are lots of great follow-ups), our star manager ensures that he’s able to spend a fair bit of time gazing out of the window because all […]

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Goals – Bring ‘Em On

December 13, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

For many managers, career development is about putting the hours in, developing performance and skills and then moving up the ladder when the opportunity comes along. The next rung to climb may, depending on the organization (and how organized they are) be structured to bring the best out of the potential that manager seems to […]

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Valuing the The Curiosity of Employees

December 4, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

How do children learn? It is, after all, something we all have to do – and the formative years of kids are fascinating to observe. Children learn be experiencing new things. By having the freedom – whilst being protected by their carers as much as possible from harm – to explore anything and everything in […]

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