Management – A House of Cards?

Is Your Management Style Built on a House of Cards?

Have you ever tried building a house of cards? It is certainly not an easy thing to do and a brand new deck is no good, too slippery. No when it works best the cards need to be well used, well thumbed and a bit sticky! Nice huh. Continue reading Management – A House of Cards?

Trick or Treat – Does Your Employer Care or Scare?

Hallowe’en comes around quicker and quicker don’t you think? We still have groups coming around each year dressed up in spooky outfits, with adorable made up faces and armed with little buckets ready to be filled with sweets and good things, and that is just the adults! Continue reading Trick or Treat – Does Your Employer Care or Scare?

The Apprentice – The Ego Has Landed!

That time of year again, Strictly is back on, The Walking Dead is soon back, M&S have their Christmas food on the shelves and the nights are drawing in, and yes, The Apprentice is back tonight too. Yes indeed, another chance to point and laugh at the over blown egos and self-aggrandising. Continue reading The Apprentice – The Ego Has Landed!

Cracking the Whip – 50 Shades of Management.

 

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Cracking the Whip – 50 Shades of Management

The world is now engulfed in the phenomenon that is 50 Shades of Grey and, as this Valentine’s weekend has been the perfect platform to launch the film. A weekend of love and lust, and a movie about a different kind of love and lust.

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Teamwork – Bunkers, Goals and a lot of Racquet!

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Teamwork – Bunkers, Goals and a lot of Racquet!

So much sport going on right now, Wimbledon, check. World Cup, so last week. Now The Open! OK we might not be winning it all, but hey with a splendid summer in full flow, the sunshine can make everything better. Sunshine provides us with massive doses of vitamin D aka ‘the happy vitamin’ and for many managers out there you could be witnessing heightened levels of general happiness in your teams.

Having a team that works well together can make a huge difference to levels of productivity, levels of engagement which is management speak for ‘loving their work’ and general feelings of wellbeing. Sickness tends to drop, incidence of stress reduces, and as mentioned, get a big dose of sun too and things are very chipper. Continue reading Teamwork – Bunkers, Goals and a lot of Racquet!

Management Training- All Sheep Dip & Bulls**t Lingo?

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Management Training-All Sheep Dip & BullShit? or Something That Needs An Overhaul?

Wow, I have really had my eyes opened about management training recently. There is a saying that a little bit of knowledge in the wrong hands is a dangerous thing, well imagine what happens when you have a lot of it!

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