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What I Learned From My First Boss About Managing

My career in accounting started off in 1980. I was straight out of school and in my first job. Like everyone else I had no idea about being in the workplace. I was lucky enough to have a great boss called Bill who I learned so much from and whose wisdom and advice is just […]

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How To Disengage Employees

Most leaders recognise that employee engagement is not optional but essential to any organisation that wants to achieve significant results.  Yet some research suggest that it can be as low as 1 in every 5 employees in some organisations.  Trouble is when employees are not engaged, it is bad news on a number of fronts. […]

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The Varied Roles of a Manager

Pick up any book, read articles or browse the web for some insights into the role of a manager and chances are you will find a whole range of differing views. At it’s very simplest the role of the manager is to get things done and ensure that the objectives or targets set by the […]

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The £1,000 or £50,000 Management Education

At a recent networking event I sat next to an employment lawyer.  This particular employment lawyer was in their second career having worked in consulting roles in major organisations and as a result was very pragmatic. Our discussion got on to the fact that that problems often arise in organisations due to poor management skills […]

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Why Managers Don’t Deal With The Difficult Stuff

Unless you are one of those very unique and fortunate people, chances are you are going to have to deal with some difficult stuff from time to time as a manager. Difficulties show up in a number of guises for managers, including: The employee who is not delivering what is expected in terms of performance […]

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Making Time For Managing People

If you are a manager, making the time to manage is key. Sadly management is often one of those things that get relegated to the bottom of the list. So how can you make time for managing people?

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Management – How To Help Others Achieve Success

Good managers stand out from mediocre managers because they focus on helping others achieve success. So how can you do this?

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5 Ways To Give Praise

Research shows that ‘appreciation for a job well done’ consistently ranks highly as a motivator in employee surveys. Yet research also shows that most people don’t feel they get enough praise. So what’s going on? Putting aside the fact that it’s likely that some of our survey participants feel they should be praised for turning […]

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Are You An Engaging Or Disengaging Manager?

A recent report from The Institute for Employment Studies, “The Engaging Manager”, highlights some interesting learning points for managers. The overarching finding from the research that had been undertaken was that the line manager relationship was criticised. Other points that came up were that: Engaging managers tended to be happy in their current posts and […]

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Why People Management Matters

When it comes to expenditure, the biggest single item for the vast majority of businesses is salaries and related costs.  In view of this, one would think that looking after that investment would be a high priority.  Many see it this way but many others don’t.  So why does people management matter? Cost It is […]

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