Category Archive: Management

Shaking Up Change

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Organisations can often become victims of their own success. In an era when everything is changing, evolving and mutating at an increasing rate, what worked for decades does not necessarily work any more.… Continue reading

The Power of ‘With’

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There are some words that are powerful beyond their seeming insignificance. Like ‘yes’, ‘and’ and ‘with’. Dan Rockwell, one of INC Top Fifty Leadership and Management Experts and Top 100 Great Leadership Speakers,… Continue reading

How to Win-Win an Argument

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When things get heated in a discussion, often the main problem is that both parties feel that they are not being heard, or that their views are acknowledged. There are many reasons for… Continue reading

Think!

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Too often everyday life becomes rote, and we settle into a practiced way of doing things, rather than a considered way. But great leaders are also known as thinkers. Great achievers are great… Continue reading

You Are More Powerful Than You Know

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Here’s something to meditate on today: a blog post by the irrepressible Seth Godin, who is always good for a philosophical discussion about the world of business. MORE POWERFUL THAN YOU KNOW I… Continue reading

What to do when things get heated

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No matter how reasonable you try to be in a work transaction, sometimes lines get crossed, mistakes get made, and conversations turn into arguments. It’s a lose-lose situation, with both (or all) parties… Continue reading

Bridging the Gap Between Marketing and IT

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According to the Harvard Business Review, the CMO Council has found that more than a third of CMOs believe that digital marketing will account for 75% or more of their spending within the… Continue reading

What is a Sprint, and When to Sprint?

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Getting a project off the ground, while everybody in the organisation is also busy with other day-to-day stuff, can cause unwanted delays in the project. Sprint is a technique that gets everyone co-ordinated… Continue reading

Dealing with Difficult People

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Let’s face it, people can often be difficult. They can be uncooperative, lazy, obstructive and downright irrational. It’s the manager’s job to deal with all that, and more. It takes a lot of… Continue reading

Smaller Bites = Bigger Gains

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I have written about the dangers of multitasking before — studies at MIT concluded that the human brain is only capable of focusing on one thing at a time. Yes, you can drive… Continue reading