March 06, 2017 | 0 comments

Whether your team is made up of 2 people or 200, there are some universal management skills that every manager needs in their management toolkit. Here are what we believe are the top five management skills that every manager needs to master, at every stage of their career.

March 06, 2017 | 0 comments

Whether it’s your full-time job or an occasional requirement of your role, getting started in project management can sometimes be a daunting prospect. Projects are dynamic by nature as they constantly evolve and shift, at least the ones worth managing do.

March 06, 2017 | 0 comments

People often think that being a leader is about knowing more than others, having all the answers, and therefore making all the decisions. However, this fixed mindset is fraught with danger. When leaders make decisions in isolation they have disengaged teams and stakeholders that don’t support the outcome. There’s also increased likelihood they’ll make an ill-informed decision because they don’t have all the relevant points of reference. Here are 4 decision making tips to take you and your team to business success.

 

February 16, 2017 | 0 comments

In the face of relentless change and 24/7 connectivity, your team have many demands on their time. Perhaps you sense they’re barely holding on. What if, even when life was rushing at them (sometimes as fast as that river of coffee they just knocked over their desk), they could re-centre and reconnect, and turn up feeling calm, focused and clear on what’s important next?

January 30, 2017 | 0 comments

Today's business world can be demanding and the ability to achieve work life balance is becoming more and more difficult. Sometimes it can feel as though everything is a priority and it can be hard to navigate your way through the pressure. Employers can expect quite a lot from staff and we are increasingly putting additional pressure on ourselves to achieve greater results. However, when did it become acceptable for our 9am - 5pm working day to become 8am - 7pm with a Saturday morning or Sunday night included every now and then?

January 30, 2017 | 0 comments

Staffing issues are something we all deal with as business owners. It isn’t easy to hire the right people, but the difference having a strong team will make to the success of an organisation is huge.

I know in my business it is always a challenge when it comes to hiring a new staff member. Recruitment is not a process we enjoy.

January 25, 2017 | 0 comments

By AIM Education & Training

Not everyone with a great idea for a small business is necessarily a born leader. There's a clear distinction between coming up with a great product or service and managing the staff who will create and sell it. They're two completely separate skill sets.

January 16, 2017 | 0 comments

By AIM Education & Training

It's not always easy to develop the star employees of today into the business leaders of tomorrow. The truth is that performing well at work and leading other performers are two completely different skills. Even if someone is a great worker, there's no guarantee they'll be able to inspire others to become the same.

Time Management
January 12, 2017 | 0 comments

By Alison Vidotto

Leadership is a large responsibility; it comes with many aspects, including strategic planning, strong communication, sharing of the vision and purpose, to name just a few. For many small business owners, it also includes a hands on management role. We juggle both positions and the tasks involved are often numerous.

Our to-do list can be ever increasing with so many tasks and distractions demanding our attention. How do we keep on top of it all? 

The key is our time management capabilities.

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