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Don’t resign your future, invest in it

Don’t resign your future, invest in it

Last year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4 million American workers quit their jobs each month. That means 47.8 million people in the US left work in 2021 – the biggest volume of resignations since records began in 2000 and a 12% increase on 2019’s...

Three ways to succeed at work

Three ways to succeed at work

We are already past the half-way mark of 2022, and it is time to reassess those New Year goals. What have you checked off the bucket list? Which goals have changed? What is still left to do? And do you have a plan? Don’t panic – we are here to help with three...

Feeling fresh?

Feeling fresh?

Whether you are a seasoned manager who has landed a new team, or someone brand new to management itself, keeping things fresh and dynamic is a good way to move forward. Here are seven great tips for new management best practice.  Acknowledge the new situation You...

How to handle being put on the spot

How to handle being put on the spot

How many times each week do you find yourself put on the spot at work? You’ve just stepped away from your desk to make a quick cuppa when another staff member corners you with a question, or you’re in a management planning meeting and another team leader asks you for...

Finding closure

Finding closure

The start of a project is always exciting. Your team are motivated, your goals are set, you’re aligned and ready to surge forward … but how does a project finish?  Is it done yet? Putting that final full stop on your last report, or submitting a final accounts sheet...

Three meeting myths to break free from

Three meeting myths to break free from

The quest for meaningful meetings is at the forefront of most leaders’ minds. Every time a meeting is dull, runs over or ends with no clear actions points, the chair will internally mutter, ‘it will all be different next time.’ But how do you make it different? Don’t...

Why talking is working

Why talking is working

Do you value chit chat? Perhaps it is because of the way we were schooled, but many managers today believe that silence is golden – the golden sound of productivity. While most of us understand a chat during our breaks is essential to staying sane, it might be a...

Being brave in business

Being brave in business

If someone asked you what being brave in business looked like, what would you say? Perhaps a good example for you is Elon Musk allowing Tesla tech to remain Open Source? Or Reed Hastings transitioning his Netflix subscription service into online streaming for early...

Accountability vs responsibility

Accountability vs responsibility

You’ve got a few years of experience under your belt, and you’ve stepped up to a leadership role. You feel you are ready for the responsibility. But are you acting in a way that is accountable? And what is the difference between the two?  Understanding expectations...

What makes a leader resilient?

What makes a leader resilient?

As a leader your job is to build and maintain a strong, sustainable team which requires resilience. Here’s how.... Leadership is a constant process of reinvention, or, at the very least, fine tuning. As a leader you have a responsibility to make sure your style is fit...

Are you fit to lead?

Are you fit to lead?

When you go to the gym, you work on different areas of your body; cardio, leg strength, flexibility, to make sure you have a base level of fitness across a range of areas. Leadership is no different. Being given the title of leader is the same as being given a gym...

Is there a ‘right’ way to project manage in 2022?

Is there a ‘right’ way to project manage in 2022?

Since March 2020 it seems the goal posts change regularly in both our work and home environments. For many of us, our commute has gone from 30 minutes to 30 seconds, our meetings have gone from face-to-face to Face Time, and our target tracking has gone from...

The digital human

The digital human

Managers need to stay real in the digital space Pandemic working conditions have now become standard, and digital technology is king. Asana, Monday, Zoom, Trello, Teams … they are part of our professional and personal life and they won’t be going away. In many ways,...

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