Jun 06 2013

How to run a successful event: the event manager rules

These rules, taken from our published book Event Management by Fiona Russell, are fundamental to running a successful event. 1. 10% is a useful figure for event organisers  always add 10% to everything that costs money deduct 10% from all income-generating ideas bring 10% more of everything than

May 24 2013

The qualities that distinguish women leaders

By Susan Croft, international women's advocate and leader of the Centre's Women in management and leadership training course. Women leaders are more assertive and persuasive, have a stronger need to get things done and are more willing to take risks than male leaders, according to

May 09 2013

Managing and leading through change

Seven dynamics of change and the role of leadership and management: Dynamic One People will feel awkward, ill-at-ease and self-conscious Role of leadership and management: Support people through the uncertainty and unease by explaining the process of the change and the rationale for it.

Apr 22 2013

“Would I hire me?”

Guest post by Kate Cook. During the interview process you are given a short amount of time to convince an employer of your worth and value to their organisation. To do this well requires preparation - never underestimate the difference this can make.  Start

Apr 04 2013

A guide to influencing styles and when to use them

There are several different influencing styles. You are likely to have a preferred style. However, a particular influencing challenge may demand a particular style. You need to be flexible - use the right style for the situation. Influencing styles 1. Forceful People who prefer a

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