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Effective Communications In The Workplace

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Would you like your managers to communicate more effectively? 85% of conflict is not really conflict but issues arising out of poor communications. To minimise the occurrence of this ‘type of conflict’, we recommend managers are trained in the art of using a ‘precision communication’ model. Precision communication model A precision communication model aims to […]

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Performance appraisals and constructive feedback – are you stopping your workers from shining for you?

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Leadership development consultancy, Zenger/Folkman, were analysing 360 evaluations when working with the top three levels of management in a multinational company and wondered if the evident bias of some managers to consistently rate their direct reports higher or lower than the average  had any effect on the performance on their staff. The results showed:

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Foundation Pillars for Achieving a Positive Organisational Culture

When workplace culture directly influences the success of a business, it is so important to build a positive organisational culture.  Following from my article Creating a Positive Organisational Culture: The Role of Leadership & HR, following are the foundation pillars of creating a positive culture in your workplace:

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‘Having the right people in the right seats on the bus’ – TMS Profiling at Work

Having the right people in the right seats on the bus – TMS Profiling at Work

In a Business Review Weekly edition (BRW May 5 – 11, 2011 page 14), Michael Sherlock, co-founder of Brumby’s Bakeries explained how profiling and feedback improved the Executive Team’s performance. This Executive Team completed the Team Management Systems (TMS) ‘Types of Work’ and ‘Team Performance’ Profiles with feedback being provided via a 5000 word report […]

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Knowing your team

Management tasks include the aligning of work process to business objectives, prioritisation of work tasks and ensuring that your work and that of your staff is completed. However, influencing staff to stay motivated and interested and to work effectively and efficiently as individuals and as a team requires leadership. Developing an understanding of each team […]

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Leaping into action

Leaping into action

We are all very aware that most of us don’t achieve change unless we set goals and we all know that to achieve these SMARTER goals, we need to have action plans that are very specific. Well, on paper, it all looks great and very achievable but often – we fail to achieve our goals. […]

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