Management

  1. management blog - the attitude behaviour cycle

    management blog - the attitude behaviour cycle
    As I travel around our wonderful country, I meet some fantastic people, some people you really warm too and some who you would be happy to sit down and have a beer with. I would suggest most people whom you would sit down and have a beer with. Of course, sometimes you meet people who you don’t necessarily warm to straight...
  2. management blog - pressure to perform as a new manager

    management blog - pressure to perform as a new manager
    We all face pressures in our professional lives and no doubt there are always going to be additional stress and pressure when you are promoted into the role of a manager.  Like any new job we start we think we are being scrutinised and become paranoid regarding our abilities. Some key tips regarding taking on a new management role: Be yourself...
  3. management blog - don’t stifle natural leadership

    management blog - don’t stifle natural leadership
    On many courses, we discuss the difference between management and leadership.  Unfortunately, most don’t understand the difference in the beginning but leave the class with a much better understanding of the traits of a leader vs the characteristics of a manager.  I then ask them what do they consider themselves to be a leader or manager? In my experience leadership is either...
  4. management blog - the importance of listening to understand

    management blog - the importance of listening to understand
    All managers are required to listen to others; this could be a member of staff with a particular issue or concern.  It could be a customer with a complaint.  The reality is we are all going to be involved in listening to other people. When we are listening to people, it is easy not to listen.  Most people listen for one reason, to...
  5. management blog - new day, new week, new goals

    management blog - new day, new week, new goals
    As many people know I am a massive fan of having goals.  I believe goals are dreams with deadlines and I believe you can achieve anything you want if you put your mind to it.  I find goals give me a structure and I think the best things I have ever achieved are the things I have set as goals. I have...
  6. management blog - solving large problems

    management blog - solving large problems
    As a manager, we are going to be involved in dealing with problems.  It goes with the territory. Additionally, our lives are going to be inundated with problems as we go along, this is just a fact of life.  How we deal with these problems is the most important thing especially when we deal with what we believe to be significant problems...
  7. management blog – planning and actions

    management blog – planning and actions
    As a manager, one of the key essentials is the ability to get things done and focus on continuous improvement.   Being able to do this will not only make you a more effective manager but getting things done will improve motivation and help you succeed in life.  Getting things done is a fantastic trait to have! As we start a new year...
  8. management blog - 5 christmas gifts for managers

    management blog - 5 christmas gifts for managers
    It’s coming very close to Christmas, and I know everyone has been good and on Santa’s good list. Especially managers some have you have been particularly fantastic, and you can expect some great gifts.  For our effective managers, we want to focus on some excellent gifts as tips you can give yourself.  Go on you really deserve it… 1.  Delegate – Remember you need...
  9. management blog - why managers should be able to train

    management blog - why managers should be able to train
    We get many managers on our train the trainer courses.  I am always impressed with people in management positions who attend such a course. I think that all managers should be able to train, the reasons I would consider are essential to be an effective manager. 1. It’s your responsibility to teach – if your helping new starters or supporting individuals you have...
  10. management blog - one size fits all?

    management blog - one size fits all?
    Anyone who has had to shop for clothes on the high street will be familiar with the dread expression ‘One Size Fits All’. To be found on many a label, it is a tag that lots of us instinctively shy away from, feeling perhaps that it does not quite ring true. The same can be said of the way in...

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