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Welcome - the purpose of the blog page is to provide you with a never ending source of valuable, practical and entertaining information designed to help you get the best performance from yourself and others.

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  • Women In Leadership

    15 March 2017

    Women in Leadership In recent years, women have made great strides in their search for equality. We now have many strong women in positions of power: Angela Merkel. Teressa May. Nicola Sturgeon. You may know that Norway has their female Prime Minister Erna Solberg. And of course, Hillary Clinton came close... Continue Reading >

    Women In Leadership
  • Organisations Need Well Trained Managers

    03 March 2017

    Organisations Need Well Trained Managers Management training is essential because your organisation needs well-trained managers. In any field of endeavour, people who are well-trained, will almost always outperform those who are NOT well trained. An untrained person will always lose to a well-trained person. Why? Because good training allows a person... Continue Reading >

    Organisations Need Well Trained Managers
  • How to Succeed and Fail

    03 February 2017

    How to Succeed and Fail All successful action can be described by a simple five-part formula: The five part "success formula" is this: Decide on a definite purpose. Formulate your best plan. Take decisive action. Gather and evaluate feedback. Both positive and negative. Make progress by continually changing and evolvi... Continue Reading >

    How to Succeed and Fail
  • If the Success Formula is So Simple, Why Isn't Everyone Doing It?

    27 January 2017

    If the Success Formula is so Simple, Why Isn't Everyone Doing It? The success formula is simple to understand. It consists of only five major ideas: Purpose, plan, action, feedback, change. The success formula is a description and prescription for all successful, goal directed action, composed of only five parts: Decide... Continue Reading >

    If the Success Formula is So Simple, Why Isn't Everyone Doing It?
  • How to Improve Productivity

    13 January 2017

    How to Improve Productivity It is important to improve your productivity, because your success depends upon it. The more productive you are, the faster you will progress. To improve your productivity, memorise and apply the following formula: Productivity = Value ÷ Volume. Your productivity is a ratio of the value of... Continue Reading >

    How to Improve Productivity
  • Procrastination Causes Failure

    10 January 2017

    Procrastination Causes Failure All successful action can be described by a simple five-part formula: Purpose. Plan. Action. Feedback. Change. The above formula is best drawn like this: This five-word formula describes all successful action. Therefore, the... Continue Reading >

    Procrastination Causes Failure
  • Better People Management Skills

    13 December 2016

    Better People Management Skills One of the best things you could do is to improve your people management skills. You'll progress more quickly if you can gain the willing cooperation of others; and the more cooperation you can get from others; the more progress you will make. So improving your people... Continue Reading >

    Better People Management Skills
  • Mummy, Mummy. Look At Me!

    15 November 2016

    Mummy, Mummy, Look at Me! Kids will do anything to gain approval. Sadly, so too, will some grown-ups. But as a manager, it is important to lose the desire for gaining approval from the gang. In the business world, doing the most popular thing is NOT always the same as doing... Continue Reading >

    Mummy, Mummy. Look At Me!
  • Management Problems

    04 November 2016

    Management Problems There are many management problems. The three major reasons for management problems are: Other people. Poor systems. Mother nature. 1. Other people. There are management problems because human beings are complicated and are sometimes difficult to manage. Human beings can be difficult; they don't always follow the plan, or... Continue Reading >

    Management Problems
  • Leadership Training Skills: the Magnificent Seven Questions

    28 October 2016

    Leadership Training Skills: The Magnificent Seven Questions We know now that Leadership skills can be taught. Leadership skills are not "Gifts from the Gods" bestowed on only a selected few. Leadership skills are not a part of the genetic code. There is no such thing as a "Natural born leader". Leadership... Continue Reading >

    Leadership Training Skills: the Magnificent Seven Questions
  • Essential Leadership Skills

    13 September 2016

    Essential Leadership Skills Leadership training is vital because the future of the organisation is only as good as its leaders. All leaders should develop their leadership skills. There are six major Leadership skills that every leader must master. Failure to master any one of the leadership skills, results in less-than-the-best team... Continue Reading >

    Essential Leadership Skills
  • Management Skills: Continuous Improvement

    16 August 2016

    Management Skills: Continuous Improvement Continuous improvement is about striving always to make things better. Every day, strive to make things just a little better, than they currently are. Continuous improvement is the idea that giant improvements are the sum of many small improvements. Making giant improvements in anything is difficult. So... Continue Reading >

    Management Skills: Continuous Improvement
  • Creating More Motivation

    26 July 2016

    Creating More Motivation Motivation is a resource. Motivation is a LIMITED resource. Motivation is a PRECIOUS, limited resource. Each of us has only a certain amount of motivation. So knowing how to create more motivation, when you need it most, is important knowledge. How can you create more motivation? There are... Continue Reading >

    Creating More Motivation
  • Leadership Skills: Keep Calm and Carry On

    15 July 2016

    Leadership Skills: Keep Calm and Carry On The phrase 'Keep Calm and Carry On' was designed by the British government in 1939, at the beginning of the second world war. It was intended to raise the morale of the British public in times of trouble. The slogan disappeared from view for... Continue Reading >

    Leadership Skills: Keep Calm and Carry On
  • ​Brexit Independence Day

    24 June 2016

    A New Era Dawns Thursday 23rd June 2016 will go down in history, as a day when UK voters changed direction in favour of independence from Brussels. This vote to leave came in spite of dire predictions of economic meltdown and threats from EU government of punitive action on the event... Continue Reading >

    ​Brexit Independence Day
  • What Does It Take to Become a Good Leader?

    20 May 2016

    What Does It Take to become a Good Leader? A "leader" is the member of a team who is responsible for the achievement of a valuable goal, and who is able to organise and motivate the other members of the team to work as an effective, cooperative union, which will achieve... Continue Reading >

    What Does It Take to Become a Good Leader?
  • Management Training: Four Feeble Excuses

    13 May 2016

    Management Training: Four Feeble Excuses In the past, you've heard it said that; Knowledge is power. But that isn't necessarily so, knowledge is only potential-power. People don't always do what they know, so knowledge is NOT, necessarily, power. Some people speed on the motorway even though they know they should not... Continue Reading >

    Management Training: Four Feeble Excuses
  • What Skills Do I Need to be a Manager?

    29 April 2016

    What skills do I need to be a manager? To be a manager, there are seven skills you need to develop. They are: Communication skills. Planning skills. Delegation skills. Performance management skills. Motivational skills. Coaching skills. Self-management; self-control, self-motivation. Let us make a few notes on each one. 1. Communication... Continue Reading >

    What Skills Do I Need to be a Manager?
  • What are the Top Five Leadership Skills?

    19 April 2016

    What are the five top leadership skills? Your organisation needs great leaders. If you have great leaders, you will have a tremendous future. Why not step-up and be a great leader? You can do it if you learn the top five leadership skills. Leaders are different. They concentrate on developing five... Continue Reading >

    What are the Top Five Leadership Skills?
  • Training to Help Managers

    15 April 2016

    Training to Help Managers Your managers may need help to fulfil their role, because they were not originally hired on the strength of their management skills. They were hired originally for their technical skills and knowledge. But as the months and years passed, the organisation changed and some people left. You... Continue Reading >

    Training to Help Managers
  • How to be a Better Leader

    19 February 2016

    How to be a Better Leader You want to develop better leadership skills. But how could you do that? You can start by defining the purpose of a leader, and then figure out what qualities would be needed to achieve that purpose. What is the purpose of a leader? The purpose... Continue Reading >

    How to be a Better Leader
  • Leadership Training: Personal Initiative

    05 February 2016

    Leadership Training: Personal Initiative Personal initiative is one of the most important aspects of leadership training. Personal initiative is deciding to act, before anyone tells you to act, or before the situation demands it. Personal initiative is the act of using your own imagination and intelligence to see what could be... Continue Reading >

    Leadership Training: Personal Initiative
  • Management Training: Do you Have Influence Or Control?

    02 February 2016

    Do You Have Influence or Control? Last week, whilst conducting a leadership and management training course, I met a manager who told me how frustrating he found managing, since other people "would not do as they were told"; they kept "letting him down", and they "didn't listen" to him. He asked... Continue Reading >

    Management Training: Do you Have Influence Or Control?
  • A Rational Approach to Leadership and Management

    26 January 2016

    A Rational Approach to Leadership and Management The thing that separates you from all other animals, is your power to reason. It is your rational mind, that sets you apart from gorillas, monkeys, tigers and tadpoles. Other animals are driven by two factors, their Instinct and the environment. But humans have... Continue Reading >

    A Rational Approach to Leadership and Management
  • How can I Improve My Management Skills?

    08 January 2016

    How Can I Improve My Management Skills? As a manager of a small team in a larger organisation, you may be asking yourself "How can I improve my management skills?" You would benefit from some good advice that would help you to achieve your management goals, more easily and effectively, together... Continue Reading >

    How can I Improve My Management Skills?
  • What Qualities Do I Need to be a Manager?

    01 December 2015

    What qualities do I need to be a manager? If you are a new manager, you may be wondering what additional qualities, skills and knowledge you need in order to become a GOOD manager. There are many skills you need to develop in order to be a good manager, but all... Continue Reading >

    What Qualities Do I Need to be a Manager?
  • The Skills of Leadership

    11 September 2015

    The Skills of Leadership Do you hold a position that requires you show leadership skills? If so, have you ever studied leadership skills? What exactly is leadership and how could I improve my performance as a leader? Good leadership requires more than superior levels of technical knowledge of your product or... Continue Reading >

    The Skills of Leadership
  • Leadership Skills: the Language of Leadership

    14 July 2015

    The Language of Leadership You may have noticed that leaders speak differently to non-leaders. Leaders are usually good with words. If you were to make a list of the 20 greatest leaders, and then make another list of the 20 greatest communicators, you would find many names appeared on both lists... Continue Reading >

    Leadership Skills: the Language of Leadership
  • What Skills Do I Need to be a Better Leader?

    28 May 2015

    What skills do I need to be a better leader? You can learn to be a better leader. Despite what you have heard, leadership is not an innate talent. With training you can learn to be better. It is true that SOME leaders are born leaders, but most leaders are MADE... Continue Reading >

    What Skills Do I Need to be a Better Leader?
  • How to Motivate People

    17 April 2015

    How to Motivate People Motivation is an emotion that compels people to take action. Motivation is important because, in order to progress towards your goals, you need to take action. Motivation is an emotion; there are three main motivating emotions that will compel you to take action: Fear. Anger. Des... Continue Reading >

    How to Motivate People
  • How can We Improve Leadership?

    07 April 2015

    How Can We Improve Leadership? Do you want some help to improve your leadership? Leadership is important to you because your future success depends on the quality of the decisions made by the leadership and the dexterity with which the leaders lead the team. If the leaders perform well - meaning... Continue Reading >

    How can We Improve Leadership?
  • Management Skills for New Managers

    17 March 2015

    Management Skills for New Managers Do you need help with training for new managers? Training for the new manager is important because they are often facing a unique set of problems; The new managers are often trying to manage people who have always known them as a NON manager, so the... Continue Reading >

    Management Skills for New Managers
  • Leadership Development Training

    10 March 2015

    Leadership Development Training Why is Leadership development training important to your organisation? Because, to a large degree, it is the quality of the leadership that will determine whether or not your organisation will achieve its goals, or not. If the leadership team is effective, then the chances of success go up... Continue Reading >

    Leadership Development Training
  • Leadership Skills: Positive Mental Attitude

    27 February 2015

    Leadership Skills: Positive Mental Attitude All great leaders know how to use their imagination. Your imagination is your ability to see mental images in your mind's eye. Leaders know you are affected by your own imagination. Leaders know that you are affected by the material world If the weather changes for... Continue Reading >

    Leadership Skills: Positive Mental Attitude
  • Effective Leadership Management Training

    03 February 2015

    Training to rectify the four most common Leadership and Management Mistakes Leaders and managers make the same mistakes, over and over again. The role of your leaders and managers is a pivotal role, any mistakes they make are leveraged and their painful consequences are magnified. On the more positive side, if... Continue Reading >

    Effective Leadership Management Training
  • How to be Respected At Work

    30 January 2015

    How to be Respected at Work Do you want to know how to be more respected? Everyone wants to be respected at work. Nobody likes being disrespected. The thing to remember about respect is that it is not something you can demand; you sometimes hear people mistakenly say, "I demand respect... Continue Reading >

    How to be Respected At Work
  • What are your Goals for the New Year?

    09 January 2015

    What are your goals for the New Year? Right now would be a good time to set your goals for the coming year. No matter how good, or otherwise, the last year has been for you, wouldn't you like next year to be even better? Presumably you would like to earn... Continue Reading >

    What are your Goals for the New Year?
  • Manage Yourself

    16 December 2014

    Manage Yourself It is said that, "The greatest victory is the victory over your own self". Have you ever wondered what it would be like to achieve complete mastery over your own self; you could live a life with no unnecessary worries, with no lingering self doubts, with no anger over... Continue Reading >

    Manage Yourself
  • Management Training: Problem Solving Skills

    04 November 2014

    Management Training: Problem Solving Skills If you are a manager, then you need to be a problem solver. The life of a manager is full of problems to solve. Your task, as a manager is to solve problems quicker than they crop up. If you have this process the wrong way... Continue Reading >

    Management Training: Problem Solving Skills
  • Management Training Course

    28 October 2014

    Management Training Course Management training is important because managing tasks and managing people, is itself, a difficult task. Good management skills are difficult to develop. If you can find a person who has developed all the major management skills to a high degree, then you have found a person who is... Continue Reading >

    Management Training Course
  • Leadership Qualities: Self Control

    24 October 2014

    Leadership qualities: self control Many organisations are interested in developing some of their people into future leaders; so many organisations are interested in identifying potential leaders; which are those people who show good promise and will be worthy of further investment. Organisations need to identify those people who have leadership qualities... Continue Reading >

    Leadership Qualities: Self Control
  • How to Develop Persistence

    02 October 2014

    Develop persistence If you want to be more successful, then you will need to develop the quality of Persistence. Persistence is the act of keeping on, keeping on, despite difficulties, setbacks, and defeats. Not many people are truly persistent. The majority of people give up too soon in the face of... Continue Reading >

    How to Develop Persistence
  • What are the Six Most Important Skills of Leadership and Management?

    15 September 2014

    What are the six most important skills of leadership and management? Assuming we are in business, then here is the question with which we are concerning ourselves: "How can you get the best from yourself and others?" The same question stated more personally reads: "How can I get the best performance... Continue Reading >

    What are the Six Most Important Skills of Leadership and Management?
  • What Knowledge and Skills are Required by a Manager?

    09 September 2014

    What knowledge and skills are required by a team manager? Have you been recently promoted to the role of team leader or team manager? If yes, then it is probably because you know the job to a greater level, than the others. You know the customer needs, and you know your... Continue Reading >

    What Knowledge and Skills are Required by a Manager?
  • Leadership Skills Training: More is Not Necessarily Better

    15 August 2014

    More is not necessarily better In order to lead others, you need to be able to make good decisions; nobody wants to follow a leader who makes terrible decisions. In order to make good decisions, you need to have the right ideas in your mind. If your mind is operating according... Continue Reading >

    Leadership Skills Training: More is Not Necessarily Better
  • How to Develop Better Leadership Skills

    04 July 2014

    Develop better leadership skills Leadership skills are a set of five subset skills that, when combined, cause a person to be perceived by the others in the group as their leader. The five major leadership skills are: Imagination Goal focus Communication Self-confidence The ability to inspire others to act Question. Are... Continue Reading >

    How to Develop Better Leadership Skills
  • What Knowledge and Skills are Needed by a Manager?

    03 July 2014

    What knowledge and skills are needed by a manager? You may recently have been made a team leader or team manager. You may have been with your current employer for some time now, and over that time the organisation has grown in size, and so has your team. As the number... Continue Reading >

    What Knowledge and Skills are Needed by a Manager?
  • Six Positive Motivators

    20 June 2014

    Six Positive Motivators Motivation is an important but complex issue. It is important to motivate yourself and others. But how do you do that? If you want to know how to properly motivate others, please read on... There are two broad types of motivator. Positive motivators and Negative motivators. The negative... Continue Reading >

    Six Positive Motivators
  • What is the Difference Between a Manager and a Leader?

    02 June 2014

    What is the difference between a leader and a manager? What are the unique skills of the leader and how do they differ from the unique skills of the manager? There is a difference between being a leader, and being a manager. We define "leader" as "the person in a team... Continue Reading >

    What is the Difference Between a Manager and a Leader?
  • Short Leadership Courses

    28 May 2014

    Short leadership course You may be on-line searching for a good short leadership course. You don't need an extended course, since you are already in post and busy doing the job. And you don't really want a long, extended, drawn-out course, which would require you do homework in the evenings and... Continue Reading >

    Short Leadership Courses
  • How can I Better Lead and Motivate the Team?

    22 May 2014

    How can I better lead and motivate the team? The following statement is one of the most important statements that you will ever read; so mark it well and consider its implications. "You need to gain the willing cooperative assistance of others". Your success in life is related to the degree... Continue Reading >

    How can I Better Lead and Motivate the Team?
  • Team Leader and Management Training

    16 May 2014

    Team leader and management training The team leaders are the first level managers in your organisation. To a certain degree, the future success of your organisation is dependent on the performance of your team leader-managers. They are the ones at "The Sharp End". They are the ones that oversee and manage... Continue Reading >

    Team Leader and Management Training
  • Short Management Training Courses

    14 May 2014

    Short management training course Many people are looking to attend a short management course. Some people need only a short course (of one or two day's duration), that will organise their own thoughts, on their approach to leadership and management. Some people are not able to attend a longer course, because... Continue Reading >

    Short Management Training Courses
  • Leadership Management Training - Failure is Not an Option

    30 April 2014

    Failure is Not an Option Everyone wants to succeed, nobody likes to fail. But failure and success are not things that "just happen". They are both consequences of earlier actions: If the earlier actions were correct, then success will follow If the earlier actions were not correct, then failure will follow... Continue Reading >

    Leadership Management Training - Failure is Not an Option
  • How to Tell Truth From Falsehood

    24 April 2014

    More on how to tell truth from falsehood - Part Two On 22nd April 2014 I posted a blog where I suggested that the practice of "keeping an open mind" is not a good practice. Since there is only one reality, there is, and there can only be, one true idea... Continue Reading >

    How to Tell Truth From Falsehood
  • Leadership Skills - Distinguish Truth From Falsehood

    22 April 2014

    How to distinguish truth from falsehood It is important not to keep an open mind. You have heard it said that you should always "keep an open mind." That you should always "keep an open mind" is a very dangerous idea. It suggests that you should accept any idea as being... Continue Reading >

    Leadership Skills - Distinguish Truth From Falsehood
  • Habits of Highly Effective Leaders

    26 March 2014

    The habits of highly effective leaders We tend to be creatures of habit. Habits are automatized actions. We all tend to have habitual ways of doing things. Your habits allow you to do many complex things, without really thinking about them. Habits allow you to do things on "automatic pilot". You... Continue Reading >

    Habits of Highly Effective Leaders
  • 20 Key Elements for Leadership Skills

    10 March 2014

    20 Key Elements for Leadership Skills Goals and self-confidence. All leaders are leaders because they share leadership qualities. If you have not developed leadership qualities then you cannot, by definition, become a leader. On the other hand, if you do develop your leadership qualities, then, to that degree, you qualify as... Continue Reading >

    20 Key Elements for Leadership Skills
  • Tips for Managing People

    12 February 2014

    Tips for managing people Managing other people can be a difficult job. Other people have the tendency to not always do what you want them to do. They say things you don't want them to say, they do things you don't want them to do, and they don't follow the plan... Continue Reading >

    Tips for Managing People
  • Training for Managers

    05 February 2014

    Training for managers Training for managers is important. Your managers are the people who are supposed to be able to properly organise the tasks and motivate the team, to ensure the organisation's goals are achieved, in the most efficient manner possible. If your managers are well trained, then you will observe... Continue Reading >

    Training for Managers
  • 15 Leadership Qualities

    26 January 2014

    15 Leadership qualities There are certain must-have qualities that are associated with success; meaning that; if you want to be more successful, then you need to develop a broader set of success qualities, or traits, or characteristics, that will combine together, in such a way, so as to make your decisions... Continue Reading >

    15 Leadership Qualities
  • How can I be a Better Leader

    13 January 2014

    How can I be a better leader? People who attend our leadership courses are coming with the intention of gaining answers to one important question: How can I become a better leader. One false theory about leadership is that, "leaders are born, not made". This implies that there is a gene... Continue Reading >

    How can I be a Better Leader
  • Leadership Qualities

    10 January 2014

    Leadership qualities All organisations need leaders. Leaders are able to inspire others to cooperate together, to give their best performance, in order to achieve a valuable goal or objective. Obviously, successful leaders are people who other people will willingly follow. A leader with no followers is a sad sight to behold... Continue Reading >

    Leadership Qualities
  • The Golden Rule of Effective Leadership and Management

    06 January 2014

    The Golden Rule of Leadership and Management Question: Is there one rule, one thing that makes the biggest difference, to your abilities as a leader and manager: Is there a Golden rule of effective leadership and management. Answer: Yes. Question: What is it? Answer: The golden rule is this: "Act always... Continue Reading >

    The Golden Rule of Effective Leadership and Management
  • Leadership Styles

    24 December 2013

    Leadership styles There are many styles of leadership. But the important thing to recognise is that the concept of "leadership", itself, has its own distinctiveness and that "leadership styles" are minor variations on the major theme. It would be an error to focus too hard on the differing variations before you... Continue Reading >

    Leadership Styles
  • How to Become a Better Leader

    20 December 2013

    Become a better leader Leadership is important to you because you are paid for your ability to add value to the people in your organisation, and its customers. If you can't, or don't, add much value, then you can't, or won't, be paid very much. And if you do "add value... Continue Reading >

    How to Become a Better Leader
  • Is There a Difference Between a Leader and a Manager?

    22 November 2013

    Is there a difference between a leader and a manager? Yes. There is a difference. What is the difference between a leader and a manager? Or, to put it another way, what is the meaning of the term, "leadership" and what is the meaning of the term, "management"? The meaning of... Continue Reading >

    Is There a Difference Between a Leader and a Manager?
  • Leadership Qualities and Training

    13 November 2013

    Qualities and skills of Leadership If you are a team leader at work, then it is evident that you will need some leadership qualities and skills. But you may never have thought to study leadership. You may not have ever read a single book on leadership. You may have never read... Continue Reading >

    Leadership Qualities and Training
  • Good Leadership Training Course London

    21 October 2013

    Good leadership training course London Are you looking for a good leadership training course? A good leadership course will give you the training you need in order to improve yourself in the six essential skills of leadership. Question: What are the six essential skills of leadership? Answer: The six essential skills... Continue Reading >

    Good Leadership Training Course London
  • ​Leadership and Management Development Part 1 of 6

    23 September 2013

    Leadership and management require that you set goals This six part essay covers the six major themes of leadership and management development. The six leadership and management development themes are as follows: Your leadership and management development programme needs to be centered on the six essential leadership management skills, namely the... Continue Reading >

    ​Leadership and Management Development Part 1 of 6
  • ​Leadership and Management Development Part 2 of 6

    23 September 2013

    Communication skills for leaders and managers This six part essay covers the six major themes of leadership and management development. The six themes are as follows: Your leadership and management development programme needs to be centered on the six essential leadership management skills, namely the ability: To set and achieve your... Continue Reading >

    ​Leadership and Management Development Part 2 of 6
  • Leadership and Management Development Part 3 of 6

    22 September 2013

    Time management, planning ahead This six part essay covers the six major themes of leadership and management development. The six themes are as follows. Your leadership and management development programme needs to be centered around the six essential leadership management skills, namely the ability: To set and achieve your goals... Continue Reading >

    Leadership and Management Development Part 3 of 6
  • Leadership and Management Development Part 4 of 6

    21 September 2013

    Conflict management This six part essay covers the six major themes of leadership and management development. The six themes are as follows. Your leadership and management development programme needs to be centered around the six essential leadership management skills, namely the ability: To set and achieve your goals... Continue Reading >

    Leadership and Management Development Part 4 of 6
  • Leadership and Management Development Part 5 of 6

    20 September 2013

    The ability to self-motivate; self-manage; to develop self-confidence and personal initiative Your leader managers need to develop six fundamental skills sets, if they are to be effective in their roles. They are as follows: To set and achieve your goals... Continue Reading >

    Leadership and Management Development Part 5 of 6
  • ​Leadership and Management Development Part 6 of 6

    19 September 2013

    The ability to inspire others The ability to inspire others to act with a sense of rational optimism, and as a coordinated union, to follow the plan and achieve the goal, in the most efficient manner possible; this is what we call Inspirational leadership. This six part essay covers the six... Continue Reading >

    ​Leadership and Management Development Part 6 of 6
  • Four Leadership Qualities

    17 September 2013

    Four main leadership qualities What is it that makes a good leader and how can I improve my leadership skills? Answer: There are fundamentally four leadership skills. They are as follows: A clear vision or goal. An ability to communicate and "Sell" the idea of the goal, to others. An ability... Continue Reading >

    Four Leadership Qualities
  • Training Courses for Managers and Leaders

    08 September 2013

    Training courses for managers and leaders They don't teach leadership skills at college. So nobody learns leadership skills at college. They don't teach management skills at school. And so nobody has an A. level in management skills. Some people even claim that leadership and management skills are innate skills, and that... Continue Reading >

    Training Courses for Managers and Leaders
  • Short Management Training Course

    22 August 2013

    Short training course for managers Where can you find a good short management training course? You need to find a short management training course because you are a manager, and you have recently come to the realisation that you have never had any training in management techniques, and that lack of... Continue Reading >

    Short Management Training Course
  • How to Develop and Improve Leadership Skills?

    21 August 2013

    How to develop and improve leadership skills? All organisations need proper leadership. And proper leadership will be provided only by those people in the organisation with leadership skills. Therefore, all organisations need to develop the leadership skills of those people occupying the key roles; managers, team leaders, decision makers. All these... Continue Reading >

    How to Develop and Improve Leadership Skills?
  • What Knowledge and Skills are Required by a Team Leader

    17 July 2013

    What knowledge and skills are required by a team leader? If you have recently been made a team leader or manager, it is probably because you know "the job" better than the others in the team. You know the job, the systems, the customers, the processes. So, you were the logical... Continue Reading >

    What Knowledge and Skills are Required by a Team Leader
  • Do I Need a Personal Management Training Course (Infographic)

    17 June 2013

    One way to develop your personal management and leadership skills is through attending a relevant training course. Although with a number of courses to choose from and a range of skills available for you to master, coming to a final decision on which course is right for you might seem a... Continue Reading >

    Do I Need a Personal Management Training Course (Infographic)
  • Leadership Skills

    23 May 2013

    Leadership skills Leadership skills are a unique blend of attributes, and abilities, that, when combined into one person, allows that person, to function as a leader. If the person possesses, by nature, all the attributes and abilities, then we call him, or her, lucky, to be a born leader. If the... Continue Reading >

    Leadership Skills
  • Very Good Leadership and Management Training

    02 May 2013

    Very good Leadership and Management training - Learn some important distinctions On our leadership and management training programmes we make important distinctions between similar but different concepts It is important to distinguish between similar but different concepts for the same reason that it is important to distinguish between a pussy cat... Continue Reading >

    Very Good Leadership and Management Training
  • Who are the Best Leaders In Business? (What Makes a Great Leader?) [Infographic]

    02 April 2013

    What Makes A Great Leader? Have you ever wanted to know why the best leaders in business are where they are? It's not a mistake, it's not luck. It's because they have the skills and traits to become great leaders. In this Infographic we have showcased who the best leaders are... Continue Reading >

    Who are the Best Leaders In Business? (What Makes a Great Leader?) [Infographic]
  • Good Training for Leaders and Managers

    14 March 2013

    Good training for leaders and managers Good training for leaders and managers is important because your leader-managers are important people in your organisation. If they do a good job, then the whole of the organisation will function better. But, if your leader managers are not working well, then the whole organisation... Continue Reading >

    Good Training for Leaders and Managers
  • Where can I Find a Good Leadership Training Course?

    30 January 2013

    Where can I find a good leadership training course? You may be asking yourself "Where can I find a good leadership training course?" It is important that you do find a good leadership training course because you are a team leader in charge of a group of people consisting of various... Continue Reading >

    Where can I Find a Good Leadership Training Course?
  • Where can I Find a Good Team Leadership Management Training Course?

    23 January 2013

    Where can I find a good team leadership and management training course? Are you on line today, trying to find a good team leadership and management training course? Good team leadership training courses are hard to find. There are so many choose from. But how can you tell which are the... Continue Reading >

    Where can I Find a Good Team Leadership Management Training Course?
  • How can I Develop My Leadership Skills

    11 January 2013

    How can I be a better leader Here is a question that many people are asking. "How can I become a better leader?" "How can I develop my leadership skills?" Do you want to develop your leadership skills? If you do, then you will need a specific method. They key to... Continue Reading >

    How can I Develop My Leadership Skills
  • Better Leadership Skills

    04 January 2013

    Better Leadership skills It is important to develop better leadership skills. If you developed better leadership skills then you would be able to make the whole team produce more in the same amount of time. Why? Because the efficiency of any organisation improves in direct ratio to the quality of the... Continue Reading >

    Better Leadership Skills
  • Leadership Training

    13 December 2012

    Leadership training Leadership training is important Leadership training is important to your organisation because it is the leadership who sets the terms for the rest of the organisation. Failure in the leadership team can spell disaster for the whole organisation. (Examples: RBS bank, ENRON). Excellent leadership skills can mean greatness for... Continue Reading >

    Leadership Training
  • Management Training Skills

    04 December 2012

    Management training skills The role of manager is difficult to fill: Not only must you possess technical knowledge, consistent with the product and service that your organisation offers, but also you need to have additional personal skills relating to: The proper organisation of work, together with The ability to inspire the... Continue Reading >

    Management Training Skills
  • Leadership Skills Training

    27 November 2012

    Leadership skills training A leader is a person who can inspire action towards the achievement of a goal. A leader is a person of personal initiative. Four questions concerning leadership training: Why is it important to be able to inspire action towards the achievement of a goal? What is personal initiative... Continue Reading >

    Leadership Skills Training
  • Leadership Training - Leadership Qualities

    22 November 2012

    Leadership training: Leadership qualities Definite purpose The beginning point of all achievement is the setting of the goal. Ships without a rudder are directionless and are bound to flounder. People without a purpose are directionless and are bound to flounder. Decide what you want for your future and how you might... Continue Reading >

    Leadership Training - Leadership Qualities
  • Leadership Training - How to Manage the Team

    29 October 2012

    Leadership training: How to manage the team The success formula Setting goals is vital to your success; But on its own, setting goals is not enough. Why not? Because many people set goals and never achieve them. You would rather be one of those people who sets goals AND achieves them... Continue Reading >

    Leadership Training - How to Manage the Team
  • Leadership Training - Success Principles

    03 October 2012

    Leadership training - Success principles The role of a leader is: To get the best results from themselves and others. In fact, that is a good goal for which everyone should aim - to discover how to get the best results from yourself and others. If you could get the best... Continue Reading >

    Leadership Training - Success Principles
  • Managers Training -Training for Managers

    28 September 2012

    Managers training -Training for managers Managers training is important to you because your managers are pivotal to the organisation. Your managers are the link-pin between "the plan" and "the action". Your senior team formulates the plans and you expect your management to be able to implement those plans. i.e.; put the... Continue Reading >

    Managers Training -Training for Managers
  • Leadership and Management Training Skills

    03 September 2012

    Leadership and management training skills It is important to distinguish things that look similar but are not the same. For example, it is important to distinguish: A pussy cat from a tiger A friend from an enemy A medicine from a poison Here is a list of important pairs that are... Continue Reading >

    Leadership and Management Training Skills
  • Good Leadership Training

    17 August 2012

    Good leadership training All good organisations need to develop good, effective leaders and managers We will define "the effective leader" as: A member of the team or organisation, that is primarily responsible for the creation and communication of a clear goal: and who can then inspire the team to take the... Continue Reading >

    Good Leadership Training
  • Common Characteristics of Leadership and Management

    03 August 2012

    Leaders and managers share some common characteristics It is these characteristics that mark them out as leaders and managers. Two of these distinguishing characteristics are: 1. The willingness to make plans 2. The willingness to put the plans into action Using these two key attributes as the desire... Continue Reading >

    Common Characteristics of Leadership and Management
  • Effective Leadership Training

    13 July 2012

    Effective leadership training All good organisations need to develop good, effective leaders and managers We will define "the effective leader" as: A member of the team or organisation, that is primarily responsible for the creation and communication of a clear goal: and who can then inspire the team to take the... Continue Reading >

    Effective Leadership Training
  • Effective Leadership and Management Training

    09 July 2012

    Effective leadership and management training To be a more effective leader manager: follow these three rules: Be clear, about your purpose; your goals and your communication. Treat people and problems according to the principles of Reason. Always strive to act with self-confidence, enthusiasm and a sense of optimism, i.e. a positive... Continue Reading >

    Effective Leadership and Management Training
  • Qualities of a Leader

    02 July 2012

    Qualities of a leader Are leadership qualities innate or are they learnable? Answer They are not innate. Leadership qualities are learnable. How do we know that leadership qualities are learnable? Because leadership qualities are complex skills and all complex skills are learned skills. Nobody was ever born with innate knowledge of... Continue Reading >

    Qualities of a Leader
  • Leadership Training - Develop your Power

    22 June 2012

    Leadership training: Develop your Power Power is a word for which we have mixed associations. Positive and negative associations. For example; we say that we want to empower ourselves and others. But then we say that power corrupts; and absolute power corrupts absolutely. So what forms of power should we seek... Continue Reading >

    Leadership Training - Develop your Power
  • The Language of the Leader (Rhetorical Communication)

    18 June 2012

    The Language of the leader (Rhetorical communication) Communication skills can be split into two broad categories: Logic Rhetoric Logic is the art of trying to convince another of the truth by means of appealing to: The facts The information The deductions drawn from the facts Reasoning Rhetoric is the art of... Continue Reading >

    The Language of the Leader (Rhetorical Communication)
  • Advanced Leadership Training

    11 June 2012

    Advanced leadership training - Three common errors of thought Everything that exists has its limits Therefore the human mind has its limits. In any given amount of time, the human mind can process only so much information. Consequently we prefer simple things to complex things We prefer a limited amount of... Continue Reading >

    Advanced Leadership Training
  • Top Level Leadership Training

    17 May 2012

    Top Level Leadership Training Today I was speaking to the group director one of the UK's major companies. He was telling me his thoughts on what he is looking to see in his work force. As I thought this might be valuable information, I took careful written notes. Because people in... Continue Reading >

    Top Level Leadership Training
  • Eleven Qualities of a Leader

    16 April 2012

    Eleven qualities of a leader There are eleven qualities that all good leaders share. If you want train your people in leadership skills, then the training should include material covering the following attributes: 1. Leaders possess "Definiteness of purpose" There is no hope for the leader who lacks a clear sense... Continue Reading >

    Eleven Qualities of a Leader
  • Where can I Find a Good Management Training Course?

    13 April 2012

    Where can I find a good management training course? As a good manager you need to be able to get the best from the others around you. But in order to get the best from the others around you, you must first learn how to get the best performance from yourself... Continue Reading >

    Where can I Find a Good Management Training Course?
  • Where can I Find Leadership Training Courses?

    09 April 2012

    Where can I find leadership training courses? On our leadership training courses we help people by helping them to clarify their thinking about exactly what to do and say whist at work in order to get the best from themselves and others. In order to clarify thinking we use the method... Continue Reading >

    Where can I Find Leadership Training Courses?
  • Good Leadership and Management is Just Common Sense Isn't It?

    13 March 2012

    Isn't good leadership and management just common sense? At the conclusion of the two day effective leader manager course and the advanced leadership course I often am told the same thing by departing delegates. They often say "hat was a terrific course and I learned a lot. But when you think... Continue Reading >

    Good Leadership and Management is Just Common Sense Isn't It?
  • What is the Difference Between a Leader and a Manager

    09 March 2012

    What is the difference between a leader and a manager? People can become confused over this issue; what is the difference between a leader and a manager? There is a sense of uncertainty around the exact meaning of the concepts of "leadership" and "management". If you look up "leadership" in the... Continue Reading >

    What is the Difference Between a Leader and a Manager
  • Effective Leadership and Management

    07 March 2012

    Effective leadership and management All professional organisations need effective leadership and management. All effective leader-managers display six key attributes: Here are the essential six attributes of leadership: Goal focus Accurate language Excellent planning skills The ability to handle difficult personalities and performance issues The ability to create and sustain good levels... Continue Reading >

    Effective Leadership and Management
  • Effective Leadership Skills for Managers

    13 February 2012

    Effective leadership skills for managers If you are thinking about developing effective leadership skills, for yourself or your managers, then check yourself against this list of leadership skills and see how you measure up In order to get the best results from yourself and others, it is important to do the... Continue Reading >

    Effective Leadership Skills for Managers
  • Management Leadership and Personal Development Training

    25 January 2012

    Management leadership and personal development training What are the universal principles of personal achievement and personal development? Universal principles are true statements that apply at all times, in all places. As such, they are very handy to know because, in any situation, they offer a base of knowledge and a... Continue Reading >

    Management Leadership and Personal Development Training
  • How to Have Better Leadership Skills

    16 January 2012

    How to have better leadership skills The importance of goal focus Goal focus is the most important aspect of leadership and management. Why? If you accept that the term "LEADER"can be defined as: "The person in a team whose main responsibility is to create, sustain and communicated a clear goal, and... Continue Reading >

    How to Have Better Leadership Skills
  • Leadership Management Training

    07 November 2011

    Leadership and management training Too much pessimism will cause you to fail. Rational optimism will cause you to succeed. The reason is that we act according to how we feel: so if you feel you will fail, you won't take the necessary actions, or you take them without the necessary enthusiasm... Continue Reading >

    Leadership Management Training
  • Management Training

    04 November 2011

    Management training Management training is an important part of your business because the managers are key people in your organisation. Management training allows your key people to improve their abilities as leader managers and this has a knock on effect on the performance of the rest of the team. Management training... Continue Reading >

    Management Training
  • Effective Leadership

    03 October 2011

    Effective Leadership - leadership training What are the definitions, examples and qualities of effective leadership? Definition of leadership: A leader is person who is able to create and sustain a clear vision for a better future and who is able to communicate that vision so as to inspire others to act... Continue Reading >

    Effective Leadership
  • Management Skills

    05 September 2011

    Management Skills Life can be confusing Every day you are bombarded by a confusion of ideas, information and questions. As a business manager you need to be able to sort out the confusion. In order to sort out confusion, you need to be able to sort things... Continue Reading >

    Management Skills
  • Management Training - Interview Technique

    29 July 2011

    Management training - Interview technique In business you need to be able to pick good people. You need to be able to avoid the dangerous ones. A candidate may look good, sound good and be well educated, but if he later turns out to be: Lazy Disruptive Dishonest Then he-she can... Continue Reading >

    Management Training - Interview Technique
  • The Most Common Management Mistakes and How to Correct Them

    16 June 2011

    The most common management mistakes and how to correct them Most people share the same mistakes. We do the same, wrong things. As a result, the "wrong thing" becomes "normal behaviour", and as such, seems to be acceptable behaviour. BUT consider this: Statistically, the number of excellent examples of ANYTHING is... Continue Reading >

    The Most Common Management Mistakes and How to Correct Them
  • Management and Leadership Training

    08 June 2011

    Management and leadership training? What can your business learn from studying nature? In the natural world, as in the business world, there is a struggle for survival. Failure means you will fall behind in the struggle for survival. In the natural world there is a finite volume of food; each organism... Continue Reading >

    Management and Leadership Training
  • The Best Management Skills Training

    02 March 2011

    The best management skills training "Management" is the ability to plan and organise resources in a way that will most efficiently achieve a stated goal. "Management skills" is the set of skills that are consistent with the above definition. "Management skills training" is the specific training that teaches the skills needed... Continue Reading >

    The Best Management Skills Training
  • Where are the Best Management Training Courses?

    09 February 2011

    Where are the best management training courses? Are you searching for the best management training course for yourself, or a colleague? There are numerous types of management training courses; and the different types vary in their training style and approach. The worst kind of management training courses are geared more towards... Continue Reading >

    Where are the Best Management Training Courses?
  • Effective Management Skills Training

    02 February 2011

    Effective Management Skills Training Why should you attend management training courses? Why should you invest any time and effort to attend a management training course? There are four good reasons: 1. If you are in business, you are in the businesses of serving people. People are your primary resource. People are... Continue Reading >

    Effective Management Skills Training
  • Management Skills Training

    28 January 2011

    Management skills training Management skills training is important to your success because every organisation must act in a co-ordinate, intelligent way in order to achieve its goals. Uncoordinated and poorly managed action, even if done with sincerity and enthusiasm, will not be efficient, and may cause the organisation to fail: especially... Continue Reading >

    Management Skills Training
  • Man Management Training

    20 January 2011

    Man management training "Man management training" is the name given to a range of skills that enable the manager to trigger productive effort in the team. There are many skills that are sub sets of "man management training". They include: Communication Conflict management Proper use of Non verbal communication... Continue Reading >

    Man Management Training
  • Inspirational Leadership Skills

    05 January 2011

    Inspirational Leadership Skills If "Success" is defined as: "The achievement of a goal", then the idea success without a goal is meaningless. In the 1970's psychologists tried to correlate "success" with various indicators so that they might discover why some people are more successful than others. They tried to link success... Continue Reading >

    Inspirational Leadership Skills
  • Advanced Management Training - Causality

    02 January 2011

    Advanced Management Training: Causality You will sometimes need to identify the causes of an event. If something fails, you need to identify the causes of the failure. That can be a complicated issue because most situations have multiple causes. Today, I want to show you a model to help you to... Continue Reading >

    Advanced Management Training - Causality
  • Senior and Advanced Management Training

    13 October 2010

    Senior and Advanced Management Training All senior managers need to be highly skilled. That means highly trained. There are many management models that have been around for a long time and are the staple diet of management training courses. These familiar favourites include: Maslow's hierarchy of needs Theory X theory Y... Continue Reading >

    Senior and Advanced Management Training
  • Management Skills - Logical Thinking

    08 October 2010

    Management skills: How to think Logically How thinking logically can make your life better Your ability to Reason is your means of success. And logic is the method of reason. In business, you must react to people and problems according to the principles of reason. If you become UN-reasonable you will... Continue Reading >

    Management Skills - Logical Thinking
  • Advanced Management Skills - Knowing When to Stop

    04 October 2010

    Advanced management skills: Knowing when to stop Simple, but not easy There are some simple skills that are NOT easy to master. Walking is one. It took you over a year to learn to walk. But you finally succeeded. Tying your laces is another. Do you remember that? Presumably, you finally... Continue Reading >

    Advanced Management Skills - Knowing When to Stop
  • Advanced Management Training - the Three Laws of Logic

    15 September 2010

    Advanced management training: The three laws of logic There are three laws of logic. If you want to think logically, you should know all three. Here they are, as a list: The law of identity. The law of excluded middle. The law of non-contradiction. Let us look at each one and... Continue Reading >

    Advanced Management Training - the Three Laws of Logic
  • The Ten Commandments of Better Management Skills

    09 September 2010

    The ten commandments of better management skills Tradition holds that Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the revealed truth from God. Moses was able then to tell us, exactly, how we should act, if we wish to gain grace and favour with GOD (Exodus 20) But now, we live in... Continue Reading >

    The Ten Commandments of Better Management Skills
  • How to Delegate

    29 July 2010

    How to delegate SMART Delegation: the act of entrusting a task to another person. Delegate as many lower value tasks, as you can, to the right people, for the right reasons, using SMART. Delegate by means of SMART Targets Smart targets allow you to communicate the task with greater accuracy and... Continue Reading >

    How to Delegate
  • Online Training

    08 July 2010

    Online training Advances in technology make your life better. For example If you assume that the first technological advance was the taming of fire: Just think how thankful your ancient ancestors were when, in the middle of a freezing winter, one of them found the first box of matches! That night... Continue Reading >

    Online Training
  • How to Give Staff Appraisals

    30 June 2010

    How to give staff appraisals Why appraisals are important Appraisals are the time when you are asked to give feedback to others. Feedback is a subset of the Continuous improvement cycle. Set the goal Write the plan Take the actions Give feedback on the actions Change and adapt according to the... Continue Reading >

    How to Give Staff Appraisals
  • Managers - How to Think and Grow Rich

    19 May 2010

    Managers - How to think and grow rich Creativity as the sources of new profits There is one thing that will be the source of your greatest profits in the future: your MIND. Your minds capacity to imagine, and create new ideas, that can be sold can create fantastic wealth. It... Continue Reading >

    Managers - How to Think and Grow Rich
  • The Best Leadership Training

    28 January 2010

    The best leadership training - Problem solving for managers This is one of the best pieces of advice a leader can learn Memorize it and quote it to others. "Do what you can, with what you have, from where you are." In 1919 Theodore Roosevelt was pronounced the 26th President of... Continue Reading >

    The Best Leadership Training
  • Leadership Training Skills

    23 December 2009

    Leadership skills - How to know what to believe There are so many conflicting opinions about every issue how can you know what to believe? How do you know what is true? How do you know what is false? This question is important because can lose everything you have worked for... Continue Reading >

    Leadership Training Skills
  • Qualities of Effective Leadership and Management

    16 December 2009

    There are many qualities of effective leadership and management. Here are fifteen of them. Read them and score yourself out of ten for each. Add up your score. If you have scored less than 75 points book yourself on the two day programme. Fifteen qualities of leadership and management Are you... Continue Reading >

    Qualities of Effective Leadership and Management
  • Leadership Training Question

    01 December 2009

    Leadership training question I recently had a conversation with a manager from a service sector organisation. Her name was Susan. She was a senior manager with a problem. I asked "What is troubling you, Susan?" She frowned and said "We have several managers that need to hold interviews with colleagues in... Continue Reading >

    Leadership Training Question
  • Leaders and Managers

    27 November 2009

    Leaders and Managers - Thought to inspire The way you feel today is dependent on what you think about. If you have a mind filled with thoughts of doom and impending disaster, then you will feel anxious and worried. If you have a mind filled with thoughts of future success and... Continue Reading >

    Leaders and Managers
  • Management Training - How to Develop Trust

    20 November 2009

    How to develop trust Trust is a vital element in the relationships within a team. Trust is an emotion. You trust other people to the degree that you believe they will do all that they say they will do. And You trust other people to the degree you believe they will... Continue Reading >

    Management Training - How to Develop Trust
  • Improve Management Skills

    12 October 2009

    Improve management skills All good management is based on a "Success Formula" It is a formula for all successful action and it looks like this: The success formula The five steps of the success formula are as follows: Name a clear purpose Formulate your best, written plan Take decisive action Gather... Continue Reading >

    Improve Management Skills
  • Motivation for Managers

    28 July 2009

    Motivation for managers Introduction In any context, people's reactions will be driven by two major influences: Their knowledge Their emotions This article is about their emotions. How can you inspire people to gain the best result possible? If people feel de-motivated, they will not even attempt to win. If people are... Continue Reading >

    Motivation for Managers
  • Emotional Management

    01 June 2009

    Emotional Management We all need to manage how we feel. We want to feel stronger and more confident. So, we need to learn the art of emotional management. Emotional Management is the art of controlling the focus of your mind and the physical state of your body, so as to create... Continue Reading >

    Emotional Management
  • Leadership Training - Common Causes of Failure In Leadership

    25 May 2009

    Common causes of failure in leadership Good leaders and managers constantly improve their abilities in specific areas: Particularly in communication, planning and motivational skills. They do this in order to get the best from themselves and others. Poor leaders, by neglect, fail to develop their skills. As a consequence they pay... Continue Reading >

    Leadership Training - Common Causes of Failure In Leadership
  • Soft Skills Training for Leaders and Managers

    17 April 2009

    Why is soft skills training for leaders and managers important? Many people who are managers and leaders evolved into the role of leadership. You may not have had any specific leadership management training or any clear method of leadership. You may need to invest in soft skills training because effective leadership... Continue Reading >

    Soft Skills Training for Leaders and Managers
  • Managers and Leaders Need to be Confident and Optimistic During Tough Times

    19 February 2009

    Managers and leaders need to be confident and optimistic during tough times The emotions of confidence and optimism tend to improve performance. They allow you to think and solve problems more effectively. By contrast, the emotions of fear and pessimism reduce performance by interrupting the ability to think and solve problems... Continue Reading >

    Managers and Leaders Need to be Confident and Optimistic During Tough Times
  • Positive Leadership and Management Training

    16 December 2008

    Positive Leadership and Management Training Training the attitude Have you ever thought of the effects continual repetition of negative predictions for 2009 may be having on the minds, and therefore the actions of those who listen? I would like to suggest that it is the job of leaders to promote a... Continue Reading >

    Positive Leadership and Management Training
  • Professional Leaders and Managers

    26 November 2008

    Professional Leaders and Managers Sometimes, professional leaders and managers have to do public presentations of their ideas. But some professional leaders and managers are not comfortable in their role as public speaker. To those of you who quake at the thought of public speaking, I address the following notes to you... Continue Reading >

    Professional Leaders and Managers
  • Management Training Needs Analysis

    20 May 2008

    Management training needs analysis All effective leader-managers display six key virtues. Check against these questions and give a score out of ten: 1. Do all your leader-managers have a "clear vision" for the next six months and beyond? (10) Or is there an element of "drifting"? (1) 2. To what degree... Continue Reading >

    Management Training Needs Analysis
  • Management Development Skills

    04 April 2008

    Six key attributes of leadership - Management development skills A theory for effective action In order to do well in life, we must engage in certain virtues and refrain from certain vices. Of the many virtues required for success, six in particular are crucial. These six can be summarised in just... Continue Reading >

    Management Development Skills
  • Leadership and Management Skills Training

    18 March 2008

    Leadership and Management Skills Training Leaders and managers should train themselves on the various ways to motivate the team. Motivation is an important but complex issue. Here are six ways to motivate others: 1. Money Money motivates most people. Why? Because it allows people to buy the things they need... Continue Reading >

    Leadership and Management Skills Training
  • Effective Leader Manager Training

    09 January 2008

    Effective leader manager training Effective leader managers share common key skills and abilities They may need effective management training to help them to develop their "soft skills" Here are some of the management and leadership skills to develop in them: (Note: All references the effective leader manager as a "He" denotes... Continue Reading >

    Effective Leader Manager Training
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