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8 Things Every Manager Should Know

Posted: October 26, 2015

Maybe you’re starting a new role in management. Or maybe you just hired a new manager to oversee your growing staff. Either way, there are many lessons for a new manager to learn. We’ve found a great article by someone who identified 8 lessons she learned in her career. 8 lessons she wish she knew from the beginning, during the first management role.   1. Theory isn’t the same as practice My MBA taught me a cartload of theoretical techniques for managing people, most of which turned out to be a load of rubbish when I tried to implement them!...

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The Difference Between a Manager and a Leader

Posted: October 22, 2015

There’s many differences between a manager and a leader. Not all mangers are leaders. Its important to know the differences and see where you stand. What do you think – do you make heroes or do you try and be one? 1. Leaders inspire while managers operate Leaders are meant to trigger a movement and inspire people to take action. Managers enforce rules and make sure orders are carried out. There is more flexibility with leadership, as the main purpose is to get people to be motivated enough to do what is required of them. Being a manager requires no...

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Never Touch Things Twice – How To Be More Productive

Posted: October 15, 2015

Ever hear the saying “we all have the same 24 hours in a day”? Its true, but sometimes it seems like certain people can accomplish more in the same 24 hours we all have. This is why productivity (and productivity hacks) are important. How can we ensure we, and our employees, are maximizing their time and getting the most of the day? We found some great tips to maximizes productivity that we think you might find handy.   Never touch things twice. That’s it. Never put anything in a holding pattern, because touching things twice is a huge time-waster. Don’t...

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You Need to Become a Fabulous Listener

Posted: October 10, 2015

A recent study conducted at George Washington University showed that listening can influence up to 40% of a leader’s job performance. Thats a lot! Luckily, good listening skills can be learned and master. This article on Linkedin Pulse tells you exactly why you need to be a fabulous listener, and we’ve picked out the 7 top tricks you need to know to start mastering the skill. Focus. The biggest mistake most people make when it comes to listening is they’re so focused on what they’re going to say next or how what the other person is saying is going to...

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