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Leadership and Management Success: What We Can Learn From Our Gym Workouts

While doing one of my regular sessions at the gym recently it occurred to me that there were many things that we can learn about leading and managing from the way we approach and what we do when it comes to working out.   So what are the key things that we can learn about […]

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8 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Moving Into Management

In many organisations, once you have proven your abilities, the next logical step is to move into management.  While on the face of it this might appear sensible, it is worth consciously deciding if it is right for you.  So what are the key questions to ask yourself? 1. What Do You Want? The obvious reply […]

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Management: 5 Tips To Being A Better Manager

As a manager you need to deliver results and support the team you manage. So what are my top 5 tips to being a better manager: Be clear on what is expected from you Use our time effectively Know your team and what motivates them to deliver Know your own strengths and weaknesses so that […]

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Management: 5 Mistakes You Might Be Making In Managing Your Team

As a manager one of your primary goals is to get results through others.  So what mistakes might you be making in managing your team? Not setting clear expectations Not delegating work Failing to provide challenging or motivating work for staff Focusing all of your attention on getting things done without considering the needs of […]

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Managing versus Doing: Getting the Balance Right

One of the biggest challenges facing those taking on a management or supervisory role is finding the time to manage.  It can sometimes feel like that you have 100% of your time allocated to doing tasks and the only way to fit in the management part of the job is to do lots of unpaid […]

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Management: 5 Mistakes to Avoid In Managing Workload

When asked what their biggest challenge is, many managers say that getting everything done is what they struggle with most.  One of the major differences of being a manager is that you are no longer just responsible for one or two things.  You need to manage a varied workload as well as people and resources.  […]

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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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What do you do to motivate others?

One of the key roles of anyone who is managing is to get results through others.  To get others to deliver results for you, it is vital that you motivate them.  Managers often believe that pay and rewards are the key things that motivate people.  Without doubt pay and rewards play a part of motivating […]

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