A key skill for managers and leaders is to be able to influence the people around them, whether that be employees, customers, suppliers or other key stakeholders.

Here, we discuss what influencing means and techniques that can be used.

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It is Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK, and perfectionism can negatively impact our mental health as we chase the impossible for perfection.

Here are some tips on ditching the downsides of perfectionism while keeping the positives.

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5 Management Assumptions

Here are five management assumptions we’ve noticed over the last 10 years of helping leaders and their teams perform at their best.

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Imposter Syndrome is a widely used term, but what does it mean?

Those who experience it describe it as a hampering self-doubt and often a fear that they will be ‘found out’ as a fraud, despite evidence of their capability and success.

Here we look at what causes it and how to combat it.

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Productivity is a buzzword we often hear, but what do we mean by it?

Completing tasks in less time with less effort could be one description. We think productivity happens when individuals pull together as a team to get stuff done, all contributing their strengths towards a common goal. Collaboration, cohesion, communication, culture, and celebration all play a key part in sustaining productivity.

Here are nine areas worthy of focus if you want to increase or maintain productivity.

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Top 5 things to stop doing as a manager

At the beginning of a fresh calendar year, we put pressure on ourselves with all that we plan to achieve and the To Do list can feel overwhelming. 

Find out our recommendations to managers around what they could stop doing in 2024 here.

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The 12c’s of Christmas

The end of a calendar year often prompts us to reflect upon successes and challenges and how we want the year ahead to be. With that in mind, our 12 Cs of Christmas will hopefully provide a useful list for managers and leaders to reflect upon.

Find out here what they are and consider how many of these Cs you have consistently ensured are in place throughout 2023…

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The Art of Delegation

Many managers cite ‘time’ as a major barrier in their work. Beating the clock is impossible, there are only 24 hours each day, but changing our use of those hours is possible.

Learn about how effective delegation can be the solution and how this can be done successfully here.

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An estimated 1 out of 7 people in the UK are neurodivergent, and yet 70% of those individuals don’t share their diagnosis for fear of a bad reaction.  Titles such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, Autism, ADHD and Tourette’s Syndrome can leave managers and colleagues treading on eggshells, so how do we best manage Neurodivergent?

Click here to find out!

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Empowering Others – From Push to Pull

When things go wrong in our area, it’s easy for us to jump to the rescue. We don’t necessarily fix it ourselves, but we find ourselves giving lots of advice and steering our teams in the right direction. We push out a lot of our own energy and information, which can become tiring and frustrating.

Find out what’s getting in the way of them completing the task and help them draw up their own action plan here.

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