The Cost of Not Delegating

If you are a manager you are probably trying to keep a whole host of tasks and projects moving forward at the same time.  You probably know that you could achieve more if you were to delegate more.  In my experience managers often come up with a whole host of reasons for not delegating.  I […]

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Leadership Traits: Self Awareness

One trait that you probably identify in the best leaders is self awareness.  Self awareness is about knowing what you do best, what makes you tick, what impact you have on others and where you still need to grow and develop. The benefit of being self aware is that you can aim to play to […]

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Career Goal: Do You Have One?

Many people want to achieve success in their careers.  Far fewer have a clear overall goal for their career.  Having an overall career goal is about knowing just how far you want to climb the career ladder.  Maybe middle management is as far as you want to go.  Others might aspire to be a Director […]

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Leadership and Management: 5 Reasons To Set Goals

There is a great phrase that I came across which really captures the benefit of having goals.  Goals are merely dreams or desires with legs.  If you are a leader, I am sure that you want to be a success and setting goals is one of the key tools that you can use to achieve […]

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6 Key Areas In A Staff Appraisal Agenda

Staff appraisals are an ideal opportunity to provide feedback and provide motivation for employees.  So what are the 6 key areas that you need to cover in a staff appraisal meeting: The appraisal purpose Employee self assessment of performance Manager feedback on performance Development plans Career plans Objectives for next period What else would you […]

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The Key Benefits Of Being An Enthusiastic Leader

Being a leader can be rewarding and at the same time challenging.  Enthusiasm is a key characteristic of being a successful leader.  So what are some of the key benefits of being an enthusiastic leader? Benefit 1: Others follow  Who would you be most likely to follow.  Someone who is upbeat and focuses on results […]

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Time Management Challenges

I have recently being doing a survey on peoples biggest challenges.  One of the most common challenges seems to be time management.  So if you are challenged when it comes to your time, what can you do about it? Plan how you are going to use it Set time limits for individual tasks Look at […]

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Team Working: The Power of Using Real Life Comparisons

Delivering a training course recently, I was really impressed how one group used real life comparisons to illustrate some of the characteristics of the best teams.  As an example, one pointed to one of the reasons a choir works so well is that everyone has a very clearly defined role.  Team members in business teams […]

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5 Things You Must Demonstrate In Job Interviews

Selection interviews are still the most common way of appointing new staff.  If you are the candidate, your objective is to persuade those hiring that you are the best person for the job.  Having been interviewed many times myself and interviewed loads of applicants, I believe that there are 5 things that you must be able to demonstrate in […]

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Presenting: 7 Top Tips For Delivering A Great Presentation

It is claimed that some people fear giving a presentation more than death.  So what are my top tips for delivering a great presentation? Check the equipment in advance Make sure you know how to load the presentation Take a few minutes to relax before giving a presentation Don’t try to memorise words, just remember your […]

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