Control Or Freedom – What Is Your Management Style?

Control Or Freedom – What Is Your Management Style? Good management is all about getting things done as effectively and efficiently as we can, and within that there is always a temptation to be controlling and directive in the way we plan and deliver against targets. Control has its place but focus on stressing that …

How To Keep Your Control When Others Are Loosing Theirs

How To Keep Your Control When Others Are Loosing Theirs Life is not calm and steady all day, every day: there will be times when issues come along that will put you under pressure, make you question your beliefs and values and which will completely challenge you. All guaranteed to make you lose your control …

20 Golden Rules for Effective Management Communication

20 Golden Rules for Effective Management Communication Prepare: know exactly what you want to say before you say it. Be attentive: understand the reactions of the audience. Show you are listening: make it obvious that this is a two-way process and that you accept the feedback that you are getting. Check understanding: does the audience …

Why Disciplinary Control Is Important in Management

Why Disciplinary Control Is Important in Management The primary focus of a disciplinary process within an organisation is to ensure that standards of behaviour are maintained so that effective and efficient business can take place. Any behaviour that has an adverse impact on the work of colleagues and the wider success of the organisation needs …

Four Basic Rules For Successful Operational Management

Four Basic Rules For Successful Operational Management The need to set up and consistently run a smooth, effective and efficient Operational system should never be underestimated as this will give you competitive advantage and continued control over the variables in the system. The trick is to use the Four Vs of design and implementation for …

How To Manage Ethically

How To Manage Ethically Managers should always set the tone, lead from the front and, very importantly, set an example that staff can follow. An organisation that clearly, and systematically, communicates what it wants from its staff in terms of outputs and ethics is an organisation that stands a good chance of success – clear …

What Are The Most Important Performance Objectives?

What Are The Most Important Performance Objectives? A survey in 2014 identified the following performance objectives – the big question is, however, which ones are you using? To improve organisational performance To align individual and organisational objectives To develop a performance culture To improve individual performance To align individual behaviour to organisational values To provide …

What Are The Key Differences Between Management And Leadership?

What Are The Key Differences Between Management And Leadership? Management Leadership Nuts and bolts Visionary Following policies, procedures, processes Make decisions Day to day Long term focus and view Can read it in a book Cannot be taught Improved through (standard) training and development experiences Natural born, charismatic though enhanced through self-awareness training Sat behind …