Category Archives for Managing

Management Success: How To Bring Out The Best From Your Team

As a manager you know that to deliver great results consistently you need to get the best from those that you manage.  So what steps can you take to bring out the best from your team?   1.                  Set crystal clear objectives   The start point of getting the best from people that you manage […]

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Management Success: Making Great Recruitment Decisions

It is often said that people are an organisation’s greatest asset and in many organisations this is certainly true.  One thing that is certain is that recruiting someone is a major investment decision.  If you are a manager, are you viewing it this way?  Think about it, imagine you hire someone on a modest salary […]

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Management Success: 5 Reasons Why You Might Struggle As a Manager

Being a manager is easy- right? All you have to do is go around giving orders to others and not doing much work yourself.  When we work alongside a great manager we can easily fall into the trap of believing that it is easy.  Yet in truth managing is often an area where highly competent […]

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Management Success: Why Self Confidence Matters

A recent survey by the International Coach Federation identified that the number one reason why people choose to work with a coach is due to a lack of self confidence.  Someone who is self confident can sometimes be viewed by others who are less confident as arrogant.  Yet in truth self confidence is really about […]

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5 Excuses for Not Delegating

It takes too long to train someone else I can do it quicker myself I can’t trust someone else with such an important piece of work Only I can do it I don’t need to What else would you add to the list?

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Management: 3 Questions To Ask Yourself When Preparing A Report

If you are a manager you are likely to have to produce reports from time to time.  This might be a report on performance of your function, division, team or project.  Alternatively it might be a case for resources.  So what questions do you need to ask when it comes to preparing a report? Question […]

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Finance for Non Financial Managers: 3 Common Myths

Myth # 1: You need to be good at maths People often say to me when speaking about Finance that they need to be good at maths.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  Provided you understand simple arithmetic, things like addition, subtraction, averages, percentages and multiplication you have the base knowledge interpret financial information.  […]

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10 Must Have Management Skills

Management is what creates and sustains an organisation.  Without good management any business will struggle.  The trouble is that there is much to learn.  While continued learning is essential there are 10 skills that every manager needs if they are to succeed. 1. Planning Without a plan, nothing is achieved.  As a manager you need to […]

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7 Tips for Effective Financial Management

1.  Be actively involved in setting a budget 2.  Be clear on your assumptions 3.  Work with your accountant  4.  Share the budget with your team 5.  Take responsibility 6.  Monitor performance and take action 7.  Focus on the most important numbers

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How To Effectively Delegate

If you are honest, delegating effectively is one of the toughest challenges you face.  People avoid delegating for a number of reasons: • 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 […]

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