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What Does Personal Best Practice Look Like?

What Does Personal Best Practice Look Like? Make sure that you cover the following bases all day, every day to really stand out from the crowd. Attention to detail Patient and calm Open to questions and input from others Able... Continue Reading →

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What High Achievers Do

What High Achievers Do Have a clear task and purpose Focus on achieving results Have a clear view of their personal vision and values Can effectively and efficiently solve problems and make decisions Recognise conflict when it happens and effectively... Continue Reading →

What Makes For A Good Leader?

What Makes For A Good Leader? Intelligence: sifting through data, making decisions, tracking projects running at the same time and managing many different types of resources. Technical intelligence: having functional and technical knowledge and skills so that they can manage... Continue Reading →

How To Write A Personal Development Plan (PDP)

How To Write A Personal Development Plan (PDP) It is very hard to map out where you want to be in terms of a whole range of issues (career, personal and social life) without some guiding process or document that... Continue Reading →

What Is My Personality Type At Work?

What Is My Personality Type At Work? See if you can spot the following “types” where you work: Reserved Role Models Average Self-centred Three quick questions spring to mind: Which one is your Boss and how are you managing them?... 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 →

What Should be in MY Personal Development Plan?

What Should be in MY Personal Development Plan?  The effective manager should have a Personal Development Plan (PDP) that contains the following as a minimum: Key skills:            Communication, IT, Working with others, Application of number, Improving own learning Personal... Continue Reading →

What Does A Successful Manager Look Like?

What Does A Successful Manager Look Like? Managers and Leaders who achieve consistently results follow these patterns: They define themselves precisely what they want to do. They set demanding but not unrealistic time scales in which to do it. They... Continue Reading →

What Management Skills Are Needed In Different Management Jobs?

What Management Skills Are Needed In Different Management Jobs? Supervisors need a lot of technical skill and technical knowledge, a reasonable amount of people skills and relatively fewer conceptual or long-term planning skills. Middle Managers need a roughly even distribution... Continue Reading →

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