Tag Archive: management

May 31 2016

Inside the Head of UK Managers – A report from GoodPractice

Tweet For May’s recommendation we have chosen GoodPractice’s report on what UK managers are citing as their biggest challenges.  The report is designed to explore what managers are finding challenging at work in order to help L&D professionals understand the support they need as well as providing a template for a learning needs analysis.  The survey summarises …

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Jun 03 2014

The costly business of hiring another manager

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Tweet In an article on the Harvard Business review blog, Michael Mankins, a partner at consultancy Bain and Company, shares some of his work into the cost of hiring extra managers. Bain’s work suggests that when an organisation hires a new manager it generates enough work to keep somebody else busy as well. The amount …

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Apr 15 2014

Report urges managers to use more of their hearts and minds

Tweet According to the Chartered Management Institute report, Managers and their MoralDNA, 74% of managers are at risk of overlooking the impact of their decisions at work on others as they robotically follow rules rather than make decisions with their hearts and minds. The situation is exacerbated by an over-representation of what the report calls …

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Dec 20 2013

Motivation, management and leadership: A look back at our top 10 articles of 2013

Tweet As we come to the end of the year, we thought it would be useful to reflect on some of our most popular articles of the year. Readers won’t be surprised that perennial HR topics such as reward, conflict and management are just as important as ever. Articles on trends affecting the workplace have …

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Oct 01 2013

A manager’s lot: little training and not much time to manage

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Tweet A survey of 2,069 UK employees carried out by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development shows that 36% of line managers have not received any training for their role. The respondents, 806 of whom had direct managerial reports, also say that management time is often lost because of more immediate task-oriented priorities. The …

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Jul 15 2013

Managers find it difficult to switch off on holiday

Tweet As the UK basks in glorious sunshine and the summer holidays are almost upon us, the Institute of Leadership and Management has produced research showing 54% of managers will be working whilst on annual leave. More worryingly, 71% feel more stressed in the run up to a holiday and 17% return to work feeling …

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Feb 26 2013

Storytelling for leaders

Tweet Storytelling has always been a vital way of communicating complex messages in a way that sticks and transcends over time. If we consider fairy tales, which often go back centuries, they are used to communicate multifaceted, moral dilemmas to children; even though many of current versions are tamer than their gruesome originals. We use …

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Dec 18 2012

Get Into The Spirit of Things With Your Management Style

Tweet Thank you to Kyle O’Brien for kindly contributing today’s guest blog. Kyle is a consultant for an eLearning company, ej4, which works with companies and their employees on custom training videos and courses to help further employee knowledge of their trade. You can follow them on Twitter or Google + for more information about …

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Nov 27 2012

Improve employee engagement with free resources

Tweet Employee engagement is the degree to which an employee is involved and enthusiastic about their work. The degree of engagement has a huge influence on the general health and well-being of an individual and also on the productivity and success of an organisation as a whole. Employees who are more engaged obviously perform better …

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Oct 19 2012

Caption competition: supporting your new leaders

Tweet October’s caption competition – £5 Amazon voucher up for grabs! The theme of this month’s newsletter and caption competition is supporting your new leaders. We look forward to reading your caption suggestions! Check back here on Friday 2nd November or follow ClaireWalshLCP on Twitter to find out who the winner is. Our favourite will …

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