Category: Education and Personal Development

Cultivated Management, Education and Personal Development

How to build a personal knowledge management system

Personal Knowledge Management System

Since when does absence of evidence equate to evidence of absence? Prince Ea The key to becoming a better manager is to become a better person – a more knowledgable, caring, decisive, healthy and thoughtful person – at the core of this is the need to learn and discover more. It’s the core underlying premise …

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Moving from maker to manager

Maker to manager doodle

There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else. Sam Walton, Founder of Walmart Becoming a manager is a hard job. Most people become managers after being great individual contributors. One minute they’re making things, the next …

Cultivated Management, Education and Personal Development, Health and Longevity, Relevance and Responsiveness

With a wider awareness you will be surprised less often

Awareness Fields

“My only advice is to stay aware, listen carefully, and yell for help if you need it.” ― Judy Blume, Author The wider your awareness the less surprised you will be. But in order to be surprised less often you need to listen, embrace help from others and take an active approach in widening your …

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Go Forth And Share

Go Forth And Share

Some people aren’t natural sharers…..of information that is. And in the business world this lack of sharing of information and knowledge can have a profound effect. People often don’t share for nothing other than they just don’t think about it, or see the point in it. It’s not usually them being malicious. It’s not for …

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People must feel the job develops them

One of your major opportunities as a manager is to develop the people in your team. People need to feel like the job develops them. People need to feel like they are mastering something and adding value, but they also need to feel like they are growing and developing, and that you care about that …

Education and Personal Development, Productivity

A commonplace book for managers

There are opportunities to learn and grow everywhere for managers. In every interaction, every meeting, every plan, every bit of feedback, from wins, from losses, from hiring, from strategy. You get it. Everywhere. We often just need to look out for these opportunities. That’s the hard part. But once you do start noticing your world …

Cultivated Management, Cultural and Societal Impact, Education and Personal Development, Relevance and Responsiveness

Credit for work done rarely flows where it should

It’s a sad reality that many managers face but credit for work done rarely flows to where it should. People forget who originated the idea. Egos get in the way. Communication often breaks down. Ideas merge and ownership of initiatives can be blurred. People find it hard to say thank-you. Try to be the manager …

Cultivated Management, Education and Personal Development, Relevance and Responsiveness

10 Ways To Initiate Change In An Organisation

I get lots of questions from people who want to initiate change in an organisation that doesn’t want to change. It’s a very common question as many employees find themselves working in a culture that sees change as something that is scary and to be avoided at all cost, or simply not required. In order …

Cultivated Management, Education and Personal Development

Someone else’s opinion of you is none of your business

One of the things that held me back for years was the fear of what other people thought about me. It stopped me achieving greater potential earlier in my career. It prevented me from speaking at conferences. It stopped me writing and blogging. I’ll be honest, it can still creep in and be an issue …

Cultivated Management, Education and Personal Development

The barrier is really low to learn

The barrier to learning something new is really quite low. There are online courses, eBooks, libraries, blogs galore, webinars, videos and meet ups. The barrier to learn from any one of these sources is tiny for most people. The ability to connect and find sources of learning has dramatically shifted in the last decade or …