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Being A More Effective Manager

We all probably associate managing with work.  While it is true that work is the place where we often have the title manager, every one of us is managing all of the time.  We might be, for example: Managing our money so that it does no run out before pay day Deciding how we are […]

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Are You Sabotaging Your Chances Of Success As A Leader Or Manager?

While working with my clients and reflecting on my own experiences as a leader and manager, I noticed that while we can do many things to contribute to our success, we can just as easily sabotage our success.   The first thing that I notice sabotages our success is our mindset.  When delivering a presentation […]

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Acknowledgement, Motivation and Organisational Success

Imagine this scenario. There is major deadline to be met. It is so big a challenge that people will have to go way over and above what is expected to them if the end result is to be achieved. You are part of the team who really puts in a lot of extra time and […]

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How To Achieve Better Results As A Leader and Manager

Leading and managing is tough.  From the outside looking in it can look really easy and as most will tell you there is a big difference between perceptions, theory and practice. As you kick off a new year year there are going to be things you want to keep doing and things you perhaps want […]

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What Makes A Manager Stand Out

Being an effective manager can be a tough call at times.  Despite this I am sure we all can identify at least one of our managers who really stood out.  So what are some of things that make a manager stand out? Genuinely Interested In Others The very first manager I had in my career […]

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15 Tips On Building Trust In Teams

Teams as we all know have the potential to deliver greater results than one individual could working in isolation.  At the same time a lack of trust is often one of the biggest barriers to team success. So what practical steps can you take to build trust in teams? Avoid The Seniority Trap Once upon […]

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How In Touch With Reality Are You As A Manager?

One of the many key traits of successful managers is their level of self awareness. Raising your self awareness comes from reflecting on how you think you are doing and asking for feedback from others. On the face of it this should not be that difficult to do. On the other hand recent research from […]

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Leading And Managing – What’s Getting In The Way Of Success?

I was recently doing some cleaning out of guttering at home and, while doing this, it got me thinking about leading and managing. We all know that to get the guttering working effectively we need to make sure that it is not blocked or clogged up. I wonder if we truly give the same thought to what’s blocking us from leading and managing effectively.

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Secrets Of Appraising Performance

If you are a manager or leader, an important part of your role will be to appraise performance. At the same time, I have noticed that this is an area where managers and leaders often struggle. So what can you do to get better at appraising performance?

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