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Building a New team? How to get it right first time

There comes a time for most companies when they have to put together a new team from scratch. This is an important time for a company because the difference between getting it right first time and having to make changes can be a huge amount of money. When you are setting up a new team […]

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Understanding the potential issues within your teams

The first thing you need to do to be able to start correcting issues within your teams is to understand what the issues are.  Patrick Lencioni is an American writer on business management with a specific focus on team management. He lists the following as the five biggest dysfunctions for teams: Team members don’t trust […]

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Ten Tips for Effective Delegation

Delegation can help your team in a number of ways including freeing up your time as a manager or leader to concentrate on other tasks. Another benefit is you help develop your team members and encourage them to develop new skills and grow as an employee. This has multiple benefits to it as the employee […]

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Why Slower Can Be Better

It’s often a well-respected trait of a leader to be able to make decisions quickly without hesitation but in many cases slowing down and considering the choices is often a more prudent course of action and the status quo of faster is better sometimes needs to be challenged. Obviously there are times when a quick […]

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How great leaders help keep their best employees Part 2

There are many great reasons why a leader will want to keep their staff happy and keep them in their job role. One important key of this is a reduction in staff turnover which lowers recruitment costs, helps increase efficiency by not having to retrain staff and reduces training costs. These three elements alone can […]

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How Great Leaders Keep Their Best Employees

There are many great reasons why a leader will want to keep their staff happy and keep them in their job role. One important key of this is a reduction in staff turnover which lowers recruitment costs, helps increase efficiency by not having to retrain staff and reduces training costs. These three elements alone can […]

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How To Shake Off The Post Holiday Blues

It’s quite common for there to be a slight slump in morale in the post holiday’s seasons. These slumps can tend to appear just after Christmas in January and early February when Christmas has passed and the cold weather and dark nights have set in.  Another common time is in the autumn when the weather […]

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Is your company a trust repellent organisation?

Creating trust between your team members can make a huge difference to your company.  You need to make sure not to create a trust repellent atmosphere. The Oxford English Dictionary defines trust as: A firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something There are essentially two types of workplaces those which […]

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11 things great leaders do daily to boost their teams

Great leaders understand that many tasks need to be done on a daily basis.  Successful leaders know that many attributes of a successful leader are almost automatic skills. Great leaders have an innate ability to understand the problem; the issues surrounding it and can make a decision in the time some people will be trying […]

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Seven Ways you can build a team to last part 2

This is part 2 of or look at seven ways you can build a team to last and the key decisions and process you need in place. If you haven’t read part 1 i recommend reading part 1 first. 4. Be proactive with feedback and ask for feedback from your team Feedback is the essence […]

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