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Leading a Team Discussion of Your Development PlanIf you are currently undertaking a development program, then one of the most powerful and helpful things you can do is to discuss your plan with your team – the people with whom you will be implementing the plan.If you would like some information or help on how to do this, please contact us.

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Quick tips for the new manager

December 16, 2008 No Comments

The new manager’s role is challenging

Suddenly, you have moved from being a technical or professional expert where you knew most of the answers and how to really problem-solve, to being an “expert” people manager. Well, that’s what most of the people around you expect you to be – and generally straight away!  Read more, for some quick tips …

Also contact us for a free copy of the . . .

  • Team Process Evaluation
  • Project Brief
  • Delegation Matrix

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Self management for the new manager

November 22, 2008 No Comments

Each one of us is a different and unique individual who will approach life in our own individual manner. So, are there any general principles that perhaps apply to everyone of us?

Yes, fortunately there are.   Read on for eight great tips for new managers …

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Essential Resources for all new, aspiring and experienced managers

November 22, 2008 No Comments

If you need help, development or assistance with the following management issues, then we highly recommend these resources …

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Coaching

November 22, 2008 No Comments

Tips for improving your coaching skills

We use “coaching” to include all of the things that a manager might do to develop his/her people e.g

  • Formal and informal training, specific skills coaching, delegation (for development purposes) etc.
  • Building an atmosphere within the team where people have the freedom to try new things knowing that they will be supported if they fail rather than blamed

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How to develop teamwork

November 22, 2008 No Comments

Teamwork is about sharing, trust and dependance among members.

Contact us for a free copy of the Team Process Evaluation.

Do your people need to depend on one another for resources, completion of tasks, or results? If so, you have a “team” that needs to be led and developed. If not, you will have a “group” that needs to be managed.

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Project management

November 22, 2008 No Comments

Contact us for a free copy of the Project Brief.

The four-step approach to project management is a useful way to approach any project planning situation.  The four steps are:

  • Defining
  • Planning
  • Implementing
  • Controlling

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Managing on a day to day basis for continuity of performance

November 22, 2008 No Comments

What are the “must do” things that every new manager needs to know?

In the day-to-day role of managing, the new manager needs to:

 

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Assessing performance and providing feedback

November 22, 2008 No Comments

Tips for assessing performance and providing feedback

There is now substantial research data on performance appraisals and performance reviews that indicates that both managers and staff are in the main, unhappy with the process. Why is this? There are three main reasons:

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Developing leadership

November 22, 2008 No Comments

Leading is the one aspect that sets really good managers apart from the ordinary

When you have “arrived” as a leader, your people will do things for you because of who you are, not what you are.

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Building relationships

November 22, 2008 No Comments

Developing personal networks by building relationships across the organisation (and externally), is one aspect that sets successful managers apart.

Not only will it help you in your role as a new manager, but these networks can survive throughout your career. They provide you with three distinct advantages:

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