Apr 27 2017

Four key styles of management (and when to use them)

Being a manager requires an ability to quickly adapt, and if you’re an experienced manager you’ll know how quickly tricky situations can arise. These situations can also change every day, which means that relying on one standard approach isn’t an option.Our

Mar 22 2017

​Top tips to get the best out of supervision

Performance management is perhaps one of the biggest concerns of managers - it is a key responsibility for anyone who has a line management role, and, along with motivating and dealing with staff development, is an integral part of that role. These are our top

Mar 08 2017

Women in management: 4 TED Talks to inspire female leaders

By Samantha Kauss.  Did you know that there twice as many men named John who hold chief executive and chair positions of the FTSE 100 than there are women in the same roles? That’s right. There are only seven women who have secured the

Mar 02 2017

Feedback or feed forward, give the way you would want to receive it

Guest blog by David Goodman. Amongst the many emails which recently landed in my mailbox, I found one titled, 'Feed forward. Stop focusing on the past and help your employees achieve a positive change for the future’. The email suggested that there was little

Feb 16 2017

River deep, mountain high: the journey towards Effective Followship

Guest blog by Stacey Killon Have you ever thought about the way you come across towards your team? We’ve all have that bad day, bad week even and for me sometimes it simply takes that one email and I am reaching for the

Feb 08 2017

Managing the maverick

Guest blog by David Goodman. Last year the Harvard Business Review ran an article, ‘The Unmanageable Star Performer’. The title says it all.The article is about a maverick manager who is running a department in a large multi-national company. The team is producing

Jan 25 2017

Management top tips: successful delegation

Whether you’re stepping into your first management role or you are at the top of the management ladder, delegation is always one of the toughest aspects of the job. Passing on a task to someone else can cause a domino effect of anxieties. You

Dec 15 2016

Leading your virtual team to success

Guest blog by Susan Croft.Does this situation sound familiar? You are connecting via conference call to your team of whom one is in India, another in France, and a third in Ireland. You are in your office in London waiting for everyone to connect

Dec 08 2016

Management skills: how to go from being a good leader to a great leader

Guest blog by David GoodmanAre you looking after your portfolio?If you want good results, tell your staff what to do. If you want great results let them tell you what they are doing.People who deal in stocks, shares and currencies are constantly seeking

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