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Monthly Archives: June, 2014

Succession planning and talent management: helping those itching to climb the ladder make the best of each rung…

I’ve talked a lot about leadership and the different styles of managing teams, but there are always those in an organisation who are skilled at adapting and could slot into most teams or departments. Their ability to move and flourish makes climbing the career ladder easier, but how does this inflict on their colleagues? The …

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Why boundaries are so important in a team situation…

I’ve talked in detail recently about team structure and establishing clear leadership and direction. Boundaries are something I’ve touched upon, if only so anarchy doesn’t rule, but it goes much deeper than that. Boundaries are important for order, of course. Keeping team members clear on parameters makes achieving objectives easier, and the performance and process …

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Why you need to know how YOU work before you can lead a team

Continuing the ‘team’ and leadership theme, I’m focusing today on new (or existing) leaders spotting gaps they may have in their management skills… We’ve all heard the saying that people are ‘born leaders’, but in reality, this simply isn’t true. Leadership is a skill like any other. It happens fairly frequently in corporations: a team …

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How to ensure your teambuilding ‘away day’ is a success; follow my 5 top tips

Last week I brought up the subject of ‘away days’ – the teambuilding initiatives that claim to boost collaboration, morale and company culture for employees, managers or other groups of people. Without the correct foundations, vision or measure of these days, however, they can be wasted exercises, so here are my five top tips for …

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A Team-building Day: does your heart SINK or SING at the thought?

Away days, team-builds – whatever you call them – when contemplating this post, I realised I have a bee in my bonnet about them: specifically, three aspects of their typical features. Perhaps you share the same bugbears? Here are my concerns about what’s inflicted on teams, in the name of ‘team-building’. Firstly, the dreaded mission …

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