Find out what happened when managers at Google adopted a new approach to time management. Could this technique work for your team?
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.
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.
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.
Being a dynamic leader that employees want to follow during times of uncertainty requires high levels of self-assuredness. One of the most important attributes to rely upon is that of one’s creativity. Proactive managers, who are able to take ownership of each shifting tide using adaptive ingenuity, will be the flag bearers of dedicated, energised teams. Leaders instead, who tread water while waiting for more solid ground, perpetuate team insecurity and allow outside forces to mold their fate. The following five points outline steps yo
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?
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?
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.
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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.