Management development

Five Coaching Skills to Boost Employee Performance

The complex and constantly changing world of work is fast paced and high pressured, and places increasingly tough demands on employees within organisations. A particularly powerful tool in the modern workplace is coaching. This has proven to be a highly effective way of developing individual and organisational performance by unlocking talent and capability.  The focus […]

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Blending Your Management Course

Today’s global workforce makes it more important than ever for organisations to have flexible means of accessing meaningful management courses. As the modern workforce becomes increasingly global and mobile, a question for HR and training professionals is: How do you deliver value driven training to remote management teams who may be working from different locations, […]

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8 Skills Your Junior Management Staff Need to Master

Without junior managers, your business would be much more difficult to run. Junior managers make your ideas come to life, and they are vital to the smooth operation of your company. As such, they need to have a set of essential skills to enable them to do their job well. So, what are the skills […]

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Handling Tricky Conversations

Conflict in the workplace can present itself in many forms. With increasing demands being made on employees and managers alike; potentially difficult and uncomfortable situations resulting in the need to handle those tricky conversations can become more frequent. The findings of The Chartered Management Institute’s (CMI) latest survey, ‘Difficult Conversations’, reveal that people find having […]

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Are your Managers Up to Date with the Latest Equality Laws?

Equality and diversity has been the most requested course during the last 6-months as organisations want to ensure that their managers are up to date with current legislation. We are finding that whilst legislation has simplified and become more accessible in recent years, this area is still quite scary for many managers who would welcome […]

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Winner of Management Book of the Year

Richard Newon has won the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Management Book of the Year competition for his book: The Management Book: How to Manage Your Team to Deliver Outstanding Results. The book is structured in 36 short sections that you can dip into and read as an individual piece of advice. Focusing on the people […]

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To delegate or not to delegate

Delegation as a process is relatively simple; so why do so many managers we work with struggle to let go? Do the benefits out-weight the struggle – we certainly think so. Delegation, if well managed, can help supervisors and managers to: Get results through their team Encourage team members to take responsibility for tasks that […]

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Expectations for 2013

With the economy as it has been over recent times, the role of the manager has never been more challenging. It is always good to come across some research suggesting that things are starting to turn around for the better. The latest in the CMI’s Future Forecast series, expectations for 2013, shows that positivity among […]

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Why the Line Manager is the key to successful training?

Learning and development is a shared responsibility which is becoming increasingly recognised and accepted. In our experience, the role of the line manager is fundamental in supporting learners to test out new skills and approaches. This level of local support often increases the willingness for learners to engage with the training and helps to promote […]

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What is everyone reading?

We’ve just been reviewing the shortlist for the ‘Management Book of the Year’ with interest. Compiled in association with the British Library, this year’s books are focusing more on how to kick start growth during challenging times and the practical side of management. Two books worth reading include ‘Crucial Conversations’ by Patterson et al. and […]

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