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How To Be A Flexible Manager

How To Be A Flexible Manager Organisations thrive and grow because their staff, and specifically their management talent, is flexible in their approach to all aspects of the job and the wider organisational context. So, what are the 5 Golden... Continue Reading →

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How To Have Effective Conversations

How To Have Effective Conversations Having difficult or challenging conversations are part of like: this equally relates to both conversations and meetings in the workplace but also in a variety of different social and family situations. There are no hard-and-fast... Continue Reading →

Why Selective Communication Styles Are Important

Why Selective Communication Styles Are Important Broadly speaking, communication in the workplace boils down to a clear difference between aggressive communication styles, which generally do little to create good working relationships and a softer, more skilful model, where the focus... Continue Reading →

Five Simple Steps To Motivate Your Staff

Five Simple Steps To Motivate Your Staff Skill Variety; the way in which you design the tasks staff carry out so that there is a range of different activities needed that draw upon a range of skills and talents. Task... Continue Reading →

Why Stress Awareness Is Important For Managers

Why Stress Awareness Is Important For Managers All managers need to harness the power and commitment of their staff resources which are traditionally not fully developed, mainly because managers lack the real skills to get the most from their human... Continue Reading →

How To Be An Agile Manager In 5 Easy Steps

How To Be An Agile Manager In 5 Easy Steps Use peripheral vision. Make it your business to actively monitor trends and innovations and make sure that once you have done this you positively anticipate what is new and plan... Continue Reading →

How Do I Appear To Others?

How Do I Appear To Others? We all live in our own shell and we seldom take time to see how we present ourselves to others or how others might perceive us. This is important, not only in terms of... Continue Reading →

The 4 BIG Management Challenges

The 4 BIG Management Challenges  Having a true Customer Focus Avoiding an organisational Skills Crisis and Talent Gap Delivering on Continuous Improvement Balancing the change from Innovation against the associated Risk Good Luck! For more details about our services visit... Continue Reading →

4 Key Areas For Your Management Development

4 Key Areas For Your Management Development As a refresher, consider the four points below for your own Management Development and that of your staff – they will thank you for it! Think about your current levels of knowledge and... Continue Reading →

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