I think it’s fair to say that I spend a significant amount of time talking about what I think managers should do more of or differently when it comes to management skills (for example ‘Helping your stars to sparkle’ or ‘How to share performance feedback’’) But what about what you, as managers, are already doing [...]

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The quick, easy and (very) cost effective way of learning new management skills Do you want to learn some new management skills? How about learning how to delegate? Or how to take your performance appraisal meetings from mundane to motivational? What about learning some new management skills for improving employee job satisfaction (without using money!)? [...]

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I was recently reminded of a great saying (though not in the context of management skills – but bear with me!); ‘he’s suffering from a hardening of the oughteries’ Basically this usually relates to the tendency many of us have to live our lives driven by our ‘oughts’ e.g. I ought to lose weight, I [...]

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  How do you think your employees would evaluate your management skills? How do you think they would evaluate how you apply those management skills into practice? Do you think there would be a difference between what you understand as ‘management’ and what your employees understand as ‘management’?   In a recent research report by the [...]

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One of the most interesting things about learning how to delegate (and why, so often, delegation doesn’t work as well as it should) is that managers forget to tell everyone who is affected what has happened.   When you have gone through the process of delegation (see some tips in my blog ’10 Quick Tips [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

Often the business owners and managers I work with seem to feel the need to gain permission to undertake probably the most important part of their role – managing their employee’s performance. They clearly know there are benefits to managing performance but they don’t feel they have somehow earned the right to manage. Here’s an [...]

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