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How to Reinforce Changes in an Organization

No one said change was easy, but a good leader can make it easier. Changing an organization means changing brains, too — and brain change is a challenge. If you meet resistance to change with your employees [more…]

Eight Attributes of a Great Leader

The list of leadership attributes is endless, but if you were going to create an inventory of traits that no leader can be without — attributes that would please the brains of most employees — it would [more…]

How to Set Achievable Goals for Your Business

Goal setting is vital to the success of every team, and thus to the success of every leader and business manager. If you know how to make goals that work, you’ll help your team — and thus the organization [more…]

How to Meet Goals with Right-Brained Employees

An organization cannot succeed without goals. A leader cannot succeed without setting the right goals, in the right way, for her followers. Believe it or not, there’s an art to setting and meeting goals [more…]

Motivating Yourself to Be More Innovative in Business

Finding ways to innovate and add creativity to your business and career is fun and very rewarding. The following questions can help motivate you to dive into the process of creating new ideas to jump-start [more…]

How to Deal with a Negative Boss

If you’re bursting with good ideas, but your boss always rejects suggestions out of hand, it’s very hard to stay positive and continue to think innovatively. Use these suggestions to keep your own creative [more…]

Top Time Management Tips

Help yourself to save time, and also to make the most of your time, by taking on board these tried-and-tested time management tips. If it’s too overwhelming to adopt all of them, pick one to try at first [more…]

Task-Related Questions to Keep You Focused and Save You Time

Ask yourself these short but helpful questions to help you keep really focused on the task in hand and stop wasting time doing unnecessary tasks: [more…]

Top Time-Saving Tips

Here’s a short and snappy overview of the best time-saving tips around – leaving you more leisure and free time to do the things you enjoy: [more…]

A Quick Checklist for Dealing with Procrastination

Even the most efficient people sometimes get stuck or keep putting something off. If you’re hit with a bad case of procrastination, ask yourself these questions to get you moving again: [more…]

Ten Ways for Managers to Motivate Employees

Employees may not need a pay raise as much as they do personal thanks from their manager for a job well done. Show your workers that you support them, and encourage better performance by motivating them [more…]

Supporting Yourself with Daily Affirmations for Managers

No one ever said that being a manager is easy. And if someone ever did say that, obviously he’s never been the boss. You can make your job as a manager easier by supporting yourself with the following [more…]

Management 101: Maintaining Your Work-Life Balance

To ensure your long-term success as a manager, you want to understand how to effectively balance your life at work with your life at home. Maintaining this balance is an ongoing task; here are some of [more…]

Managing For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Being a manager is tough. Your responsibilities include improving the morale and performance of your team (even in the worst of times), staying current on social media and new communications, and being [more…]

Project Start-Up with PRINCE2

At the start-up point in the PRINCE2 project management method, you’re simply getting together enough information to check if the project is worth planning in detail and to provide key information for [more…]

Project Planning with PRINCE2

Time spent properly planning is seldom wasted, but huge amounts of project time can be wasted from inadequate plans that aren’t thought through. Take the rights steps at the project initiation stage to [more…]

Project Stages in PRINCE2 Project Management

The products make superb milestones, and PRINCE2 projects, like any others, are about delivery, not about being busy. Make quite sure that products are to the specified quality. [more…]

Exception Plans with PRINCE2 Project Management

Exceptions in PRINCE2 projects, as in all projects need rapid but careful investigation. For example, there’s a big difference between overspending in a stage and early spending. PRINCE2 provides the method [more…]

End Stage in PRINCE2 Project Management

In PRINCE2 projects, End Stage work is done by the Project Manager towards the end of the stage, followed by the Project Board’s meeting to decide whether or not to continue. [more…]

PRINCE2 Project Management Project Closure

The work at this point in a PRINCE2 project is done by the Project Manager towards the end of the last stage to prepare for the Project Board meeting which confirms closure. [more…]

PRINCE2 For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

PRINCE2 is an essential project management method, helping users organise, manage and direct their projects to time and within budget. This Cheat Sheet presents you with a few tips and wrinkles to get [more…]

Differences between Employees and Contractors in a Business Setting

Your business may offer contracts to independent contractors — people who do work for your company but who don’t work for your company in the sense of being an employee. Independent contractors differ [more…]

Ten Ways to Listen Well as Part of Communicating Effectively

Communicating effectively involves not only speaking well, but listening well, too. Active-listening tools, such as those in the following list, help you hold up your end of a successful conversation or [more…]

How to Communicate Effectively to an Audience

When you speak to a crowd, communicating effectively means that your delivery is positive and confident so that your message comes across effectively. Use the tips in the following list to convey your [more…]

How to Build Strong Working Relationships with Effective Communication

Effective communication strategies can help you build strong working relationships with clients and customers, team members, managers, and internal customers. Use the tips in the following list: [more…]

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