Category Archives: management skills

Tips and resources to improve ability to manage, motivate and develop staff

Sharpen the Saw : Refresh your leadership

One of the top-selling self-improvement books of the past twenty-five years has been Stephen Covey’s “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”.  One of the success habits that he describes is termed “Sharpen the saw”, which refers to the need to find ways … Continue reading

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Presentation Skills – style over substance

If you are in any type of management or leadership position, then chances are that you are called upon to deliver some presentations occasionally – or at least do stand up and do some public speaking. And you probably spend … Continue reading

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Make your message memorable

When you’re speaking to a group of people, how can you make your message more memorable? Here are some great presentation tips Continue reading

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Getting The Best Out Of Yourself and Others

Welcome to the Performance Development blog – with articles and video clips to help you be the best you can be. Whether you are wanting to learn how to lead and manage people, or you are seeking to be inspired, or learn how to prepare for the job interview, or control stress …..visit our blog for a wealth of resources. Continue reading

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What Makes A Good Leader?

In the following short clip, Gleaves Whitney (a respected US author and researcher on leadership and management skills) shares his thoughts on five key leadership qualities ….. Imagination – a clear vision of the desired future and the capacity to … Continue reading

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Tips For the New Manager

For those of you who have been appointed to your first management or leadership position, and may be feeling some uncertainty and anxiety – let me reassure you that it is a perfectly natural feeling. Eighty percent of new managers … Continue reading

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