Category Archives: Management Articles

Using Bonuses To Reward Superior Performance

Managers often ask whether they should be using a bonus scheme to reward the people in their team who are their good performers. Many organisations do have such schemes and they can work well. However, if you are considering introducing one, then there are five important points to consider. (more…)
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Five Effective Leadership Behaviours

Successful managers, who we define as those who make a positive contribution towards their organisations performance, share common leadership behaviours. These  characteristics are the same irrespective of the type or size of organisation the managers work for. (more…)
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Learning from the Foxes

Today everyone in the office is talking about the incredible achievement of the Leicester City football team (or the “Foxes” as they are affectionately known by their fans). The reason? They have just won the Premier League title after Tottenham's 2-2 draw at Chelsea yesterday. Starting as complete “no-hopers” at the start of the season…
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5 Things Team Leaders Do To Build An Effective Team

[caption id="attachment_3380" align="alignleft" width="300"] Effective teamwork[/caption] In most business situations the results we need to achieve cannot be accomplished by people working in isolation. Teamwork is required to get the work done on time and to the standard needed. But working together as a team does not always come easily to some people. (more…)
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Are You Too Nice?

People are regularly promoted from within the team into a supervisory position not just for their knowledge of the job but also for their ability to get on with others. But trying to be nice all the time can lead to failure when managing people. (more…)
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Engagement And The Manager

A well-known saying says that people leave their manager, not their company! The truth of this saying is clearly demonstrated by the results of a Gallup survey which revealed that 50% of employees leave their job to get away from their manager! So ensuring that your managers and supervisors know what they need to do…
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9 Factors for Accelerating Manager Development

With an ever aging workforce and the desire to reduce over-reliance on external recruitment to find talent, the need for accelerated development of leaders is becoming an urgent problem that businesses need to address. But how can you accelerate your people’s development and help them to be ready for progression more quickly? (more…)
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How to Stay Motivated

Being a good manager can be tough. You need to stay positive and motivated whatever problems or challenges you face. But how can you do this? We interviewed six highly successful business leaders and asked them what they do when the going gets tough. (more…)
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Business Challenges: Predictions from Influential Business Leaders

Businesses increasingly have to operate in uncertain times. So we asked some of the biggest minds in business to stare into a crystal ball and predict the challenges that they believe all businesses will have to overcome if they are to be successful in the future. Here are their predictions. (more…)
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Effective Change Management

At work major problems and other "crises" situations are followed by an investigation by management. This investigation tries to find out what went wrong and what changes are needed to prevent whatever it was that happened from happening again. The problem is that all too often the findings are not implemented, so the situation leading…
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