Never a particularly comfortable place to be, shifting goalposts and repeated organisational change has meant there’s never been a more challenging time to be in the middle management arena.

Bridging the gap between the strategic thinkers at the top and the front line workers that deliver at an operational level…


Whatever the field of work or area of expertise, one area of leadership that all managers need to understand fully is how to delegate.

An incredibly valuable — and often underrated — skill, using this tool as and where necessary can be the difference between an average leader and a…


It’s little surprise that studies show top-performing companies are also companies that routinely conduct employee performance appraisals. A powerful tool in effective staff management, the employment appraisal can transform performance at both individual and corporate level when used correctly.

In order for the organisation to get the most from performance…


Workplace feedback can facilitate better communication between managers and their staff, increase employee engagement and promote a positive workplace culture.

However, integrating employee feedback seamlessly into an organisation’s everyday processes is easier said than done.

For feedback to have a positive impact, it needs to be consistent and regular, be…


Becoming a manager and taking over a new team can be exhilarating and frightening. By following these strategies, you can put your best foot forward when you begin your new role.

It may seem counter-intuitive, but one reason new managers have difficulties when they take over an existing team is…


The objective when inducting a new recruit is to trigger a chain of events that lead towards a high level of employee engagement, productivity, and a desire for ongoing professional development.

For the new recruit, the managers overall goal is to help them become a model employee within the organisation…


Organisational behaviour theory is a branch of academic study that aims to figure out how and why people act in certain ways within different types of professional groups. Its applications are relatively broad.

However, it is mainly applied within business contexts to figure out how to boost productivity and facilitate…


What makes an influential leader? Leadership is undoubtedly something of a buzzword these days with countless books, courses and essays on the subject, and with good reason too.

Leadership is an essential component of success, from managing your sales team to the running of an entire organisation. …


Let’s face it, it is easy to work with like-minded people. When moving ahead and establishing room for innovation and creativity, we need to be open to diversity and allow for different types of personalities in our employees. …


Becoming a better manager does not only benefit your team; it will also improve your work-life, making the day to day much more enjoyable. When one does not know how to manage, and each day feels like a struggle, being in charge can be difficult.

Unfortunately, many new managers regret…

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