In my blog ‘Management Skills: Promoted to Manager? Great! What Now? I talked about my experience of being a newly promoted manager. The three things I lacked then was; tools and techniques, management skills, and experience   What I certainly didn’t lack was enthusiasm. In fact I was described by one of my employees as [...]

Research consistently tells us that employees feel they don’t get enough feedback. I guess we knew that. What’s more puzzling (to me at least) is that research also shows us that some managers actually want to give more feedback – but don’t   If you want to give feedback – couldn’t you just, err, do [...]

In my blog ‘Are You Asking Your Employees Enough Questions?’ I talk about how using questions in order to demonstrate to your employees how much you value them and their opinion. In this blog I’m looking at using questions for a more practical reason – to evaluate processes and drive improvement using, as a framework, SWOT  [...]

Delegation is a key tool in the effective management of people, time and resources.  Here are my 10 quick tips for how to delegate (with links to more resources should you need them!)   How to delegate tip #1. Get Clear on Why Delegation is Important – to You As you’re reading this article I’m [...]

Do you ever find yourself enjoying some ‘wishful thinking?’ You know, wishing for a result or an outcome when, in reality, that result or outcome is unlikely? I’m sure we all do (at least I do; winning the lottery / the Pulitzer Prize, becoming the world’s oldest supermodel –the usual)   Now, have you ever [...]

Performance objectives are an amazingly effective management technique for improving employee performance, job satisfaction and much, much more. Here are 7 quick tips on how to make the best use of performance objectives (with plenty of additional resources should you want to read more)   Management Tip #1. Use Performance Objectives to Improve Employee Performance [...]

So you’ve decided to delegate. You’ve followed the steps in my blog ‘How to Delegate – Getting Started’ and identified; which task(s) to delegate, the most suitable employee to delegate to, and how to work out how much of the task to delegate   The next step in learning how to delegate is about how [...]

  Do you want to delegate but you’re not sure how to get started?  In my blog ‘What is Delegation?’ I explained that some managers don’t delegate because they don’t see the value. Some managers tell me they do see the value but they don’t delegate tasks as often as they’d like because they just [...]

What is delegation? I’m sure you’ve heard the word ‘delegation’ bandied around the workplace. But have you ever asked (or thought to yourself) ‘what is delegation‘? and ‘why does it matter?’ Here’s a short answer   What is delegation? The short answer! Delegation (in a people management context) happens when you give one of your [...]

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Giving constructive criticism to our employees in order to improve their performance is never easy     What it is, though, is absolutely crucial – to the business, to the team, to you and (most importantly) to the employee.  Here are my 10 quick management tips for giving constructive criticism (with plenty of additional resources [...]

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