Category Archives: Management Articles

The Law of High Performance

The key to increasing the level of performance from your team members doesn’t lie in a system or process, but in understanding the psychology of human behaviour. (more…)
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Innovation & Management

Managers are, as a rule, not employed to simply maintain the status quo but are expected to be innovative and creative. Whilst managers who generate lots of new ideas are often viewed by the senior management team as “better” than those who do not, such managers are often less trusted by the people they manage…
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A Sense Of Purpose

Whatever jobs people do, it is important that they feel their efforts at work are worthwhile and are valued. After all, nobody enjoys working at what are seemingly pointless tasks day after day. Managers and supervisors play a direct role in ensuring the work allocated to their direct reports is seen as purposeful by them.…
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Recognising the “I” in Team

In today’s competitive business environment, organisations increasingly rely on teamwork to achieve superior results. Transformational leadership is known to encourage teamwork. (more…)
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Perseverance and Success

At school I was an average student. Unlike some of my highly intelligent classmates, I found it hard doing the homework that was set and often wanted to just give up. When I got to this point of “throwing in the towel” my mother would say to me “If you want to succeed then you…
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Managing Flexible Workers

Flexible working can provide benefits for both an organisation's customers and the organisation, yet many managers are struggling to manage when their team has flexible workers in it. (more…)
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Unleash Your Middle Managers

The role of the middle manager is to help the senior management team implement the company strategy: they are the oil that keeps everything working. However, this important level of management is often taken for granted and left under trained. Unleashing the potential in your middle managers can inspire them to raise their game, so…
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Engage your Managers to Engage your Employees

[caption id="attachment_2449" align="alignright" width="300"] Disengaged managers create disengaged staff[/caption] It is well documented that employees are far more likely to be engaged if their managers are engaged. However, a recent Gallup survey in the US showed that nearly 60% of managers are not engaged or are actively disengaged. Whilst the UK may not be as…
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