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The how to of management based upon the experiences of other managers

Developing human capital


Mary and her manager, Paul, are meeting to discuss Paul’s concerns about the level of turnover in Mary’s workgroup and the impact this is having on the group’s ability to achieve program outcomes. Paul explains to Mary that he began … Continue reading

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Make Yourself Into An MVP


How do you create value in the workplace? For the young guns it is relatively easy, they are energetic, full of bright ideas, tech savvy and running. The greater challenge is for those in 40+ age group that have been … Continue reading

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The Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing But The Truth


When people speak about their experiences, they are invariably speaking about their perceptions, their interpretations of whatever they have experienced. Unless they are quoting someone’s actions verbatim they are placing their own interpretation upon the events. On the surface there … Continue reading

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The ability to change and adapt


While reading a recent blog on how people went about identifying the one thing that stops them from succeeding I was struck by a trend in all the comments. While the focus of the article was on how many people … Continue reading

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Its the small things that matter


It’s the New Year, a time for reflecting and over the past few days I have been reflecting upon how difficult many managers appear to make their task. Now before I spell out my ideas on how to make things … Continue reading

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Is your organisation free from fear?


This little snippet came out of our recent survey of managers in the non profit sectors. We asked them to rate their organisation on the statement ‘Our organsiation is free from fear’. The results were; 4% strongly disagreed thus suggesting … Continue reading

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Exit Interviews


How many managers actually conduct an exit interview when someone leaves? How many do so but simply complete the tick box form provided by HR? Let’s think about this for a moment. Regardless of the reason someone is leaving your … Continue reading

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