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Stephanie Morgan It's time to stop ignoring the facts

It's time to stop ignoring the facts
Thursday October 2, 2014

It seems perfectly obvious to me, as an L&D professional, that when someone is promoted into a management role there is quite a high chance that they will not have the skills or knowledge required to hit the ground running and be able to effectively manage their teams.

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Denise Campbell Get out of your own way

Get out of your own way
Tuesday September 16, 2014

A number of years ago I invested in myself and chose to spend time in the lovely Lake District for some personal development with like-minded people. A message that really hit home for me that week was this - “We just need to get out of our own way!”

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Nigel Walpole Engaging Effectively With Your Team

Engaging Effectively With Your Team
Monday September 8, 2014

It can be a hard life leading a team. Team Leaders are strongly influenced by the whims of Senior Managers who demand unquestioning loyalty to strategy, and require them to implement policy and procedures even if they are defective.

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Making Virtual Teams Work

Making Virtual Teams Work
Monday June 23, 2014

The availability of broadband is having a significant impact on the way we work. According to Virgin Media Business 60% of office-based employees will regularly work from home by 2022. Research proves that remote workers are more productive but not all employers are convinced. In fact, Yahoo recently banned homeworking, claiming that staff creativity suffered as a result of teleworking.

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Are Your Leaders Engaged?

Are Your Leaders Engaged?
Thursday May 1, 2014

The CIPD have published a blog on ‘Seven reasons your employees are not committed’. Upon reading it, it’s clear that the responsibility for engaging employees belongs to an organisation’s leaders.

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Nigel Walpole The Only Way is Effort

The Only Way is Effort
Friday April 4, 2014

Listening to the pundits discussing the results between the German football clubs and their UK rivals in the Champions League this year, one couldn’t help but hear the strong emphasis on ‘support’, ‘team’, ‘work ethic’ and ‘drive’.

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5 Checklists That Will Make You A Better Leader

5 Checklists That Will Make You A Better Leader
Thursday January 30, 2014

Unless the leaders of an organisation connect and collaborate effectively, culture change programmes are a waste of time and money. Too often culture change programmes are delegated to management while the top leaders stay in their ivory towers and wonder afterwards why the programme didn’t work. Culture change and collaboration is an outcome, not a process, and it has to come from the top.

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Stephanie Morgan Are you leading with your brain switched on?

Are you leading with your brain switched on?
Wednesday October 2, 2013

While attending a client’s annual business briefing recently, I was impressed by how much they had achieved in the year, and was surprised by the impact this had on them. They had done really well and achieved a lot, but their staff survey showed that instead of feeling good about it, people had ended up feeling worse.

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