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5 Reasons to Give Your Employees Room to Wiggle

It is understandable that as a manager of a business you need to watch the bottom line and will want a good ROI for every investment thst you make, including new employees. However, it can also be counter productive to only recruit when staff are at full capacity. I have experienced it myself...

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The Ultimate Guide to Employee Engagement

Employee engagement has many benefits to an organisation including improved productivity, retention, ideas creation, customer service, team work & loyalty. But how do you create an environment where staff want to proactively provide a positive contribution to your business and passionately...

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How to Set SMART Targets for Employees

Setting SMART targets is the most fool-proof way of ensuring that employees fully understand what is expected of them from their manager’s and the business’s perspective, and whilst most people have heard of SMART targets, what the acronym stands for is often misinterpreted and how to correctly...

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5 Reasons to Encourage Employees to Be Honest About Their Job Search

It is never easy for an employee to make the decision that they want the leave an employer especially if they have been with the company for a long time. A job search can be extremely stressful and then there is the upheaval of leaving a familiar position and organisation to start something...

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5 Reasons Why Good Leaders Shouldn’t Be Threatened by Emerging Talent

‘You can’t keep a good man down’ as the saying goes, but why should you? I think anyone in a leadership or management role will agree that it isn’t always easy being responsible for the development of other people and it can often feel that there is a queue of emerging talent snapping at...

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5 Tips to Help You Slay Your Dragon

We all have a dragon. What yours will be specific to you as an individual. It may be standing up to a manager at work, asking for a pay rise or maybe giving a presentation in front of colleagues. Whatever it is St George’s Day seems like the ideal time to finally draw a line in the sand, show...

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6 Tips on How to Kick Start Your Climb to Executive Level

Some people may fall into their first executive or management position by chance, there may be a clear route to seniority or they may just happen to be in the right place at the right time, however for most it can take a lot of determination, planning and self-promotion in order to succeed. It...

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5 Leadership Lessons from the Easter Bunny (Prezi)

Spring is upon us, the daffodils are sprouting up from the ground, chicks are cheeping and new born lambs are cautiously rising to their feet for the very first time. This also means that Easter is here and we have a four day weekend, so to celebrate this particularly pleasant time of year...

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5 Leadership Lessons From My Mum

My mum may never have been on a board of Directors or the CEO of a FTSE 100 company but she is a lovely, sweet woman and she brought me up well, and although she has never managed people herself (apart from a husband and two boys) many of the life lessons she taught me have stood me in good...

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Chinese New Year– Are You an Effective Leader or the Office ‘Nian’?

According to legend, Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival was started by a mythical beast called Nian. Nian would come on the first day of New Year to eat livestock, crops, and even villagers. But one day a local man decided that the villagers should get their revenge. A God had visited him...

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