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Sep 19 2018

Monitoring and evaluation - why bother?

By Howard Exton-Smith Monitoring and evaluation is often an afterthought, however they’re invaluable in helping an organisation to check the ‘bottom line’. In a business this might be profit, but in a not-for profit organisation the question may well be “are we making


Aug 30 2018

4 personal qualities of successful influencers

Influencing can be a powerful skill when done correctly, but when done wrong it can either result in destroyed confidence or accusations of manipulation. We expect that you didn’t set out to achieve either of those things when you made your attempt at influencing.


Aug 23 2018

5 benefits of Emotional intelligence

Emotional intelligence has been popular in the business world since 1995, and although 23 years have passed it still plays a huge role in successful businesses. Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, is a big fan of Emotional intelligence, and has used it in the past to


Aug 16 2018

The 6 core values of networking

Hands up who enjoys networking! You probably have your hands firmly by your sides, right? Well, you’re not alone. Whilst 25% of professionals admit to not networking at all, 41% would like to networking more frequently – so what’s the problem? Many of us assume


Aug 09 2018

Why planning and office management go hand in hand

Office management is an extremely varied role that requires a huge number of skills; communication, financial, and organisation are just a few that are needed. We could easily write 100 blogs covering every aspect of office management, but right now we want to focus on one


Aug 02 2018

Managing underperformance in staff

As many organisations enter their season for bonuses, it’s time to take a look at any underperformance that may be happening within your organisation. Even if your company doesn’t operate a bonus scheme, it’s important to regularly review staff performance in order


Jul 30 2018

Does anyone have any questions?

To some, presenting comes easy. But for the rest of us, it can be nerve wracking, intimidating, and, quite frankly, absolutely terrifying. Even if you have the basics of presenting sorted, there’s many things you can do to push your skills further and transform


Jul 16 2018

Can your career afford to ignore finance?

By Deborah Maguire Many managers would rather not spend too much time on finance, so if you feel that way just know you’re not alone! Perhaps it’s the bit of your job that you never really have/make time for, or maybe


Jul 12 2018

What can managers learn from Brexit?

Leadership is primarily about introducing change. Management is about implementing the change. It is nigh on impossible to ignore the process of Brexit. It is a conversation point amongst friends, discussed on the radio and making headlines in the newspapers. Sadly there is one element

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