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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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Developing Sales Plans

How well you prepare for important customer discussions will affect your sales success. Prepare yourself thoroughly by developing a sales plan before every client visit. (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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Training Generation Y

Generation Y (also known as the Millennial Generation) are the demographic cohort with birth years ranging from the early 1980s to the early 2000s. It is often assumed by organisations that their younger workers prefer, and so benefit most from, online training. However, new research shows this may not be true. (more…)
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Managing Your Manager

All of us report to a boss and we need to work effectively with them. But not all managers are good managers and it can be frustrating working for a difficult boss. (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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What Tomorrow’s Workplace Will look Like

Globalisation, diversity, an aging workforce and changes in technology are just some of the many changes that have already affected the way we work. In this article we take a look at what the workplace of the future may look like. (more…)
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