Onboarding new starters – a sample process

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One of the core aspects of helping people to be effective at work starts when you first hire them. The onboarding process is crucial to helping people be effective quickly and to helping them feel welcomed to the team. Who better to own this process than management. After all, management is about achieving effective business … Read moreOnboarding new starters – a sample process

The Ultimate Guide On How To Use Evernote as a Manager

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Evernote is a powerful and robust note capturing system that can really support and enhance your effectiveness as a manager. Here’s my Ultimate Guide On how To Use Evernote As A Manager. (Note: I am an Evernote Ambassador and self confessed fan of the app. There are other tools available.) Fast access to information As … Read moreThe Ultimate Guide On How To Use Evernote as a Manager

People have good ideas. How do you surface them?

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I believe that the people who work in an organisation know how to make it better. Better for themselves, for their customers and for their market. This should make it better for the shareholders, leaders and managers too. People have good ideas. How do you surface them?

Yet very few companies truly listen to their people.

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If you don’t trust people you manage – tell them so

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If you don’t trust people you manage – tell them so – having tough conversations comes with the territory of management – or at least it should do. But having tough conversations around sensitive topics, politically tricky topics and “the truth that no-one wants to hear” requires skill. It requires confidence, good communication skills and a willingness to be effective at the expense of being liked.

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Annual Performance Reviews can hide weak management

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Annual performance reviews can hide weak management. The annual performance review, as conducted by many companies – just once a year, tends to offer little in the way of performance improvements. They cost a fair old wedge of money to conduct too but more importantly, they can hide weak management.

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