Are you qualified or are you capable?

TweetIt was interesting to overhear a conversation the other day about the value of a manager being qualified or capable. In my experience as an employee, the most effective, engaging and productive managers I had were the ones with less formal qualifications and broader life experiences.  This is just my experience. It got me wondering if the two – qualified and capable – have to...
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The real cost of your management decisions

TweetIn every decision we make, there will be consequences, obviously, and most of the time we are all aiming for positive and profitable outcomes. Quite often a sense of urgency calls on the manager to make decisions on the ‘fly, instantly!  The pressure to make the right decision can be daunting.  Stress and lack of time combined can mean that many alternatives, options, impacts,...
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Delegation Dilemma: A scenario for you

TweetHere’s a Delegation Dilemma for you to consider! Successful Delegation for Productive Business Management Workshop North Sydney 16th June, 2011, $349 Early Bird $299 Bathurst 15th August, 2011, $349 Early Bird $299 More details &...
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When (& when not) to delegate

TweetTo date the short blog series on Delegation has discussed what delegation is about, the benefits of delegation and the roadblocks to delegating. The next logical step is to identify when is the right time or context to delegate (and when not to). Let’s start with, when shouldn’t a manager delegate: ✘ When a employee is new, unskilled and still getting a feel for the...
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Delegation Roadblocks

TweetWhen we understand why a manager won’t (or feels they cannot) delegate we can then get to the heart of an issue and address what could be some very real issues that affect productivity, motivation, morale. Why don’t managers delegate? ⚠ Fear that someone might be able to do the task better ⚠ Concern that they will have nothing to do it they give the task away ⚠...
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Benefits of Delegation

TweetIn this post, the second in the series of four discussing delegation, I thought I’d encourage (maybe even convince) managers to consider the value of delegation by highlighting some of its advantages. Let’s break it down a bit, there are advantages at the organisational level, the team level and for the individual manager!  Saving the best 😉 for last, let’s start with...
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