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A Team in Name Only

Most people understand, at least conceptually that if a team is effective, better results are achieved. Of course there is often a big gap between what people understand conceptually and do in practice. Let’s look at leadership teams.  Every member of that team has to work in the interests of the wider organisation.  At the same they […]

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Six Key Factors In Successful Teams

We all know that teams have the potential to achieve great things for organisations. At the same time, this is by no means guaranteed. So what are the six key factors in any successful team? Factor 1: Skills If a team is to succeed, it needs to have the right skills, qualities and attributes. In […]

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How To Transform Your Team Meetings

You might have heard the term “death by meetings”. While it is true that meetings can be a huge drain on resources, they do have the potential to contribute to great results. So how can you transform your team meetings? Get the team setting the agenda As the leader of the team, there will always […]

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What To Do When Teams Are Working In Silos

At some level every leader and manager understands that to deliver great performance they have to unlock the potential in teams. In many large organisations the real challenge for leaders and managers is to get people to stop working in silos and start thinking in terms of the organisation as a whole. So if you […]

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How Leaders and Managers Limit The Potential Of Teams

At some level every leader and manager recognises the potential of teams to delivering great results. Despite this leaders and managers sometimes unconsciously can limit the potential of teams in a number of ways. Not Setting Clear Goals If a team is not clear about what it trying to deliver it is always going to […]

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3 Ways To Utilise The Potential Of Your Team In Achieving Business Objectives

I’m often asked whether money is an effective motivator for persuading people to make and effort and do their best. My response is that money is important to a point. People obviously want to feel that they are appropriately rewarded for what they do. However once they reach a point where they feel that they […]

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Top 10 Blog Posts of All Time

I regularly post to the blog in the areas of leadership, management, team working and careers.  Like everyone else I like to track what is popular and what is not as part of my end of year review. So what have been the most viewed blog posts from Goals and Achievements of all time? #1: […]

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Video Blog: What Makes Managers Effective

In this short video I share some thoughts on 5 things that are essential to being an effective manager.  As always I would love you to add your thoughts on ideas on some of the key contributors to being an effective manager. Duncan Brodie helps professionals in organisations to become highly effective managers. He invites […]

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The Team Difference

We all like to achieve things individually but, in the organisational context, we all know that much more can be achieved from teams. So what are the key differences a team can make?

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