Decision Making: 6 Steps to Better Decision Making

Decision making is a key role for any manager or leader.  Surprisingly many people struggle when it comes to taking decisions.  This might be due to: • Fear of failure • Lack of a structured approach • Procrastinating • Lack of clarity Whatever the barriers, there are 6 steps that you can follow when taking any decision. 1. Problem Definition […]

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Transforming Your Productivity and Results

I delivered a free teleseminar earlier today on transforming productivity and results.  In preparing for the event I was considering the whole myth of the shortage of time.  The reality is that we all have exactly the same amount of time available to us: 24 hours in day 168 hours in a week 744 hours […]

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How To Effectively Delegate

For many managers delegating effectively is one of the toughest challenges they face.  Reasons Why Managers Don’t Delegate • Don’t understand the need to delegate   • Lack confidence in team to do what they require   • Don’t know how to delegate   • Tried and failed in the past so have a built in resistance   • Like doing a […]

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Change: Five Common Mistakes of Financial Turnaround Projects

Change is part and parcel of life in business these days and many change projects arise out of the need to turn around financial problems.  A business might be facing problems making a profit or liquidity problems around servicing borrowings that it has made to name just a few.  So what common mistakes do people […]

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Management: Keeping People Motivated

I have been running a survey recently on newsletter topics that my readers would find most helpful and motivation is a theme that is continually being highlighted. With so much uncertainty in many industries and sectors right now because of the challenging economic conditions, it is easy to see why keeping people motivated would be […]

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6 Simple Steps to Developing Your Listening Skills

Listening is one of the most highly prized skills in the work place.  Yet unlike reading and writing, we are never taught how to listen.  Improving your listening skills can make a huge difference both at work and more generally in relationships.  Given that you are not trained in listening, what simple steps can you […]

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Leadership: What Are Your Strengths and Weaknesses as A Leader

No matter what role we have there are likely to be some things that we do well and others that we are much less effective at doing.  Everyone in a team or organisation brings different skills, qualities and attributes and it is this blend that contributes to delivering successful results. So what is it that […]

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Job Security: Are You Being Proactive Enough?

Fear of redundancy has spread to almost half of full-time workers, a poll showed after the Government’s latest multi-billion economic rescue package was met by plunging bank share prices.  This was reported this morning on the news pages of Yahoo UK.  In these challenging times it is natural for people to feel concerned and anxious […]

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Leadership Success: How Big Is The Challenge?

If you are leader right now you are likely to be facing some challenging times and if not, chances are they will not be long in coming round.  The current economy coupled with the continued media coverage of those organisations that are struggling mean that even the most optimistic of leaders probably has some element […]

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Leading In Turbulent Times

2009 is expected to be one of the most challenging years for organisations.  In this teleseminar recording you will discover: Some of the barriers that might be getting in the way of you successfully managing and leading Why sustainability matters when it comes to taking decisions The top 5 areas you need to master when leading […]

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