A Grand Unified Theory of Management?

If you’re a keen student of management, eventually you’ll reach the point of cognitive overload. There are too many theories; they overlap in ways that are unclear and it’s hard to tell the good ones from the poor ones....

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Are Millennials Ready For The Corner Office?

Most CFOs have faith in millennial workers' abilities to become future leaders, recent research from Robert Half shows. Eighty-five per cent of CFOs interviewed said they are confident their millennial employees -- the swath of workers born between 1978...

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Putting the “I” in Change

By Alex Wray Knowing that half of all acquisitions fail didn’t help Jack get back to sleep. After all, he was CEO. The buck stopped with him—and one year after his tech company had acquired another, things were going from...

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The First Rule of Management

By Michael Timms If you could choose only one quality that your boss could have which would help you to perform better, what would it be? to be a good coach and mentor? to give you regular feedback in a constructive manner? to...

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The Constancy of Management

By David Creelman It can be interesting to pick up a book that describes management challenges some organization faced in days gone by and compare that with what we face now. We inevitably run into things that have changed dramatically,...

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Five Steps to Sustain Professional Development

By Russell Cullingworth What is the point of professional development? Employees spend an expensive day of valuable time in an often long and tedious PD session, following which the binder (and the learning) goes up on the shelf, only to be dusted off...

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Selling Soft Skills to Hard Managers

By Russell Cullingworth Let’s face it, HR is a tough profession—stuck somewhere between upper management and the rest of the staff (with both expecting you to represent their needs and expectations to the other). Often, HR is charged with implementing the...

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Intervention: From Negative Impact to Constructive Leadership

By Janet Wright An intervention is an extreme, serious action to improve a critical situation. Reality TV has sensationalized this concept but you may not have considered this same approach as an effective solution in the workplace. Specifically, an intervention...

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