Oct 19 2020

Emotional Intelligence in 2020 isn’t a “nice to have”, it’s a MUST!

Do you remember back at the start of this year when we used to kid ourselves that we appreciated the importance of emotional intelligence? We may have even prided ourselves that we were quite good at it! But on what basis did we think that.

Sep 04 2019

Emotional Intelligence in Management and Leadership

Emotional Intelligence is a phrase that was coined by Daniel Goleman in the 1990’s and is now being used more and more, being seen as something that managers need to possess if they are to “get on”.Traditionally intelligence has been measured using qualifications and

Apr 05 2019

Delegation - letting go without losing control

Congratulations. Let’s assume you’ve just been promoted to a position of management and a colleague has said that they can gift you a specific skill. Wow. You could choose to become more strategic, you could become more efficient, you may plan better or

Nov 13 2018

Are you wasting time on teambuilding?

Harvard business Review recently ran a leading article titled “stop wasting money on teambuilding”. The article, based on research carried out over a number of years by Carlos Valdes-Dapena, suggests that companies are wasting their money on increasingly different team-building activities. He gave an example

Oct 04 2018

Understanding performance management

There are so many different aspects of management, but performance management is one that shouldn’t be pushed to the side for ‘another day’. Instead, view it as a technique which benefits your team member, your team, and your organisation.What is performance management? Beyond

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 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 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

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