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Motivating others

By Manskills / July 8, 2016 / Comments Off on Motivating others

Today we review some leadership and motivational theories including Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and Adair’s Action Centred Leadership. Motivation is an important part of an executive’s job and understanding what motivates people is the first step. We discussed Team Leadership in previous lessons. This link will take you to a page that considers some leadership…

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Performance management and appraisals

By Manskills / July 18, 2016 / Comments Off on Performance management and appraisals

Performance management is commonly achieved through annual performance appraisals. Performance appraisals are, in my opinion, the most effective way to manage your team’s performance. I have reprised the key points here, perhaps in more detail than for other modules, as I believe this is the single most important key to effective performance management. So it…

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What does it mean to supervise?

By Manskills / November 22, 2017 / Comments Off on What does it mean to supervise?

Supervisors are responsible for the development of their team, to ensure each individual has the skills to enable the team to run as effectively as possible and that the workgroup operates to optimum effectiveness. They offer leadership to their team, as well as training. They are responsible for task allocation, and will also be concerned…

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Problem solving skills

By Manskills / June 8, 2016 / Comments Off on Problem solving skills

Effective problem solving is a key leadership skill. Problems can sometimes be seen as opportunities, and should always be seen as a learning experience. Problem solving basically involves similar steps to decision making;- Evaluate the problem or situation, or the potential problem Break it down into key components Collect facts, analyse potential solutions and their…

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What is Leadership?

By Manskills / March 16, 2016 / Comments Off on What is Leadership?

Leadership is a quality that is highly prized by employers. It is difficult to define and even more difficult to measure. Effective leaders motivate and develop their staff to get the best performance out of them, they have happy teams and low staff turnover rate. So it makes economic sense to employ skilled, talented and…

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Seven top Project Management trends

By Manskills / September 30, 2015 / Comments Off on Seven top Project Management trends

An article by Charles Orton –Jones looks at emerging global PM trends 1. Dedicated project management office. ( PMO ) Amateur PM is over, now you need to be a PM professional. In 2015, London held it first PMO summit. Richard Goold at Moorhouse comments ” More and more organisations have developed a level of…

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Management styles

By Manskills / May 17, 2015 / Comments Off on Management styles

There are very many ways of classifying and describing common management styles, although of course everyone’s style is unique, in as much as it is coloured by their personality. The Democratic Manager or Participative Manager will allow their staff quite a wide degree of flexibility by delegating to them and allowing them to achieve results…

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