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Essential Management Skills – How Do You Measure Up?

Essential Management Skills - How Do You Measure Up?  How do you measure yourself against the following skills? Truly successful managers are experts in their field BUT also live and breathe the following key skills: Positivity: This will mean leading... Continue Reading →

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How To Deal With Problem People In Meetings

How To Deal With Problem People In Meetings   Despite planning for success, some meetings do not run how you anticipated that they might. This is probably down to some of the issues identified below – each of which has... Continue Reading →

Mastering Meetings – Rules For A Successful Meeting

Mastering Meetings – Rules For A Successful Meeting  If you are unable to master running a meeting, then as a manager you have a serious weakness in your skill set. Meetings are essential in the setting of tasks and implementing... Continue Reading →

How Managers Can Become Better Listeners

How Managers Can Become Better Listeners We all need to be good listeners if we are to become better at reading people, understanding situations, increasing productivity and delivering both effectiveness and efficiency. The following simple steps should help you to... Continue Reading →

Managing Uncertainty

Managing Uncertainty We work and operate in difficult, challenging and uncertain times. In the wider, macro-environment there are huge political economic and social changes taking place. Within the organisations that we know and work for the same is true –... Continue Reading →

How The Halo Effect Tricks Managers

How The Halo Effect Tricks Managers We all have perceptions about people and having a management job is no different – we have differing views about the staff we manage because they are all unique individuals with a range of... Continue Reading →

How To Deal With Negativity Towards Change

How To Deal With Negativity Towards Change Bringing change into the workplace is not easy and the possibility of this creating resistance amongst staff is an ever-present threat. To overcome this situation requires patience and determination but the following pointers... Continue Reading →

What Is A Decision?

What Is A Decision? Management is all about making decisions – if this was not the case then you would not be in your job! What makes for a decision? A good way to look at this is a specific... Continue Reading →

How Can I Get my Staff To Trust Me?

How Can I Get my Staff To Trust Me? Trust is generated through plain, simple and effective communication: every other aspect of management follows from this starting point. How can you make communication work for you and build up trust... Continue Reading →

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