We asked our learners what they would like to see more of from Exponential Training in 2020. You told us more tools and top tips and more practical articles on different management, leadership, consulting and coaching topics. Here are the ten most popular blog posts from the past two years – which is your favourite?
Setting up and running an effective remote team does not just happen. Simply recruiting people or saying to an existing team: ‘We are now going to work as a remote team’, just does not and will not work.
We believe there are three components that support effective remote team-working: the TEAM, the TOOLS you use and the PROCESSES you implement.
The Chartered Management Institute has recently announced the category winners for CMI management book of the year 2019. If you read no other management and leadership books this year, make sure you at least take time out to read these top four books.
Being a great manager is about more than just giving out orders and telling people what to do. This is not and never has really been the case, but in today’s busy ever increasingly competitive world, there is less and less room for ineffective managers.
One of the manager’s most important responsibilities is to motivate their team. This is especially true for managers of remote workers and virtual teams. Often, managers revert to the overuse of ineffective encouragements, such as “let’s make this happen”, “go team,” and “let’s go, go, go,”. How do you motivate your team members without resorting to cliché platitudes?
Time is a Manager’s most precious commodity. No matter how hard you might try, it is impossible for a Manager to do everything themselves, so why do so many try?
Is it because they do not trust the people with whom they work? Is it because no one else has the required knowledge or skills? Is it that they are just control freaks? The answer is probably ‘yes’ to all of these.
The Drama Triangle is a simple, but powerful tool that can help you and your team members and colleagues to look at conflict and drama in the workplace in a constructive way and to understand how to move forward.
Millennials are rapidly becoming the largest employee demographic. In less than a few years they will make up the majority, and by 2025, they will represent seventy-five per cent of the entire workforce. It is important to address the changes that come from having a younger workforce now so that employers are prepared for the wave of change as their senior staff starts to retire.
I am not crazy (HONEST), but I challenge you to try this simple technique to kick-starting a change that you want or need to make. All you need is an open mind, some quiet time and some imagination.
Most of us like to think we are good managers and good with people, so here is a challenge for you! Have a read of this fictitious case study and decide what ethical decisions you would make.
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