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Crisis management skills for managers

Firefighting – the ability to handle the unexpected and the unplanned, to respond quickly in a crisis and restore calm. It’s a valuable skill and, for those of us who do it well, it’s a time-honoured route to greater responsibility and promotion. The common feature for all firefighting incidents is the need for an immediate…

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Paul J Meyer – a personal tribute

The recent remembrance services held to honour all those who made the ultimate sacrifice in conflicts around the world, particularly members of the British and Commonwealth armed forces who served in the First World War, really made me reflect on loss and legacy. My melancholy mood was already in place before November 11, with news…

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Creating SMART goals for success

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The issue of workplace productivity has long been debated in the popular press, as organisations look for new ways to boost performance and measure the output of their employees. Of course, measuring productivity accurately can prove difficult, especially when looking for a general method that can be applied across all industries. Increasing productivity means surpassing…

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You will achieve more with a clear plan

You may set goals with enthusiasm and believe you are committed to them, but find yourself unable to achieve what you had hoped. You might make big plans, but seem unable to follow through and reach the desired outcome. If it all sounds familiar, you probably need a good shot of discipline. We’re not talking…

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Don’t shy away from challenges

Don’t shy away from challenges

Being able to face challenges head on, deal with problems effectively and bounce back from setbacks quickly are all important leadership qualities. No matter how much time and attention you give to preventing workplace issues, there will always come a time when communication challenges arise. However, by reacting positively to such challenges, you can turn…

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Setting personal goals can shape your future

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Setting personal goals establishes a relationship between where you are currently and where you are aiming to be. Although the process sounds basic, many people do not follow a goal setting programme, as they do not know where to start. Firstly, they are unsure of where they currently stand, and have no clearly stated priorities…

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A positive attitude will define your success

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To qualify as an effective leader, you must first hold a positive self-image. Effective leaders have belief in their own ability, and command respect from their team by behaving as a role model. Individuals with a positive attitude combine inner strength and courage to feed the self-respect and self-confidence needed to be an effective leader…

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High performance teams

How does your team perform? How do you rate it on a scale of 1 to 10 where 1 is poor and 10 excellent? Is it massively successful constantly delivering way past all expectations? Is it full of positively minded people working together to achieve challenging business goals? Is it autonomous, responding effectively to challenges…

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Sometimes simple gives the best results

Just the other day I was involved in a discussion about marketing strategies and exploring new ways to promote the leadership solutions I offer as a regional Director of LMI-UK. However, as much fun as this was, it struck me that while we were spending a lot of valuable time and effort looking at the…

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