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How To Motivate The Unmotivated

How To Motivate The Unmotivated All staff want work that is interesting, rewarding and that makes a difference. Even staff who just continually tell you that they are only here for the financial rewards. The sad reality is that for... Continue Reading →

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How NOT to Show Empathy

How NOT to Show Empathy Empathy is a cornerstone of Emotional Intelligence and it is something managers should be good at in order to get the most from their staff and to support staff in their roles to achieve outcomes.... Continue Reading →

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What Strong Teams Look Like

What Strong Teams Look Like strong leadership – the manager cares and is keen to develop/support working relationships within the team leading by example – e.g. excellent attendance and time-keeping; effective communication; being reliable and approachable; being open, fair and... Continue Reading →

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Are You A Visionary Manager?

Are You A Visionary Manager? The Visionary Manager has a clear focus upon the ability to excite and motivate staff towards a specific goal or target. Here the manager centres upon using persuasion, charisma, and a high emotional IQ to... Continue Reading →

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How To Challenge Poor Time Management And Poor Time Keeping

How To Challenge Poor Time Management And Poor Time Keeping Time is money – it has never been so important in current times when markets are packed with competitors, where customers are hard to find and when buyers demand increased... Continue Reading →

Management Career Mistakes To Avoid

Management Career Mistakes To Avoid Nobody is perfect and nobody ever was! Making mistakes is inevitable. There may well be a difference of scale and impact between different mistakes that you have made – and will make – but mistakes... Continue Reading →

The Secrets Of Mental Toughness

The Secrets Of Mental Toughness Mental toughness is all about how an individual can deal with stress and how that then impacts upon their performance. In the same situation two members of staff can deal with this is two very... Continue Reading →

How To Take A Team Through Change

How To Take A Team Through Change Team members need to be informed and educated about the reasons for making changes. This helps people to see how the changes can benefit them. When informing, educating and communicating with the workforce,... Continue Reading →

How To Deliver Value For Money As A Manager

How To Deliver Value For Money As A Manager                                         Managers need to review how their team or department spends its budgets on a regular basis, to make sure that funds are being allocated in the most efficient way to achieve... Continue Reading →

Managing Organisational Changes And Challenges

Managing Organisational Changes And Challenges There are many reasons why change comes and how it is felt by the organisation and its management team. This can include the following: changes in technology – is your current technological resources up to... Continue Reading →

Organisational Strategy Made Simple

Organisational Strategy Made Simple When preparing high-level strategy, the first question – where are we now? – needs to be addressed. Senior managers and directors will, for example: analyse current and recent operational data – e.g. from accounts, sales figures... Continue Reading →

How Does A Young Manager Run A Team Of Older Staff?

How Does A Young Manager Run A Team Of Older Staff? You got the job, it’s exciting and another step in your career development. Congratulations! The initial problem in your mind is the realisation that you are relatively young compared... Continue Reading →

How To Successfully Allocate Work To Your Team

How To Successfully Allocate Work To Your Team Managers need to have a three-dimensional view of the tasks and the people, resources and budget at their disposal so that they can allocate work in the most effective way to achieve... Continue Reading →

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