Category Archives: Management

Leading And Managing Remote Teams

The need for teams to operate remotely has become a key capability requirement for many organisations. To function effectively, these virtual teams need to operate in different ways to their location based equivalents.  This one day course gives you the insights and practical examples to create and maintain high performing remotely organised teams. [Geoads2] Who… Read More »

How To Become A More Strategic Manager

A management training course that gives managers and directors an insight into what real strategy is about. Rather than simply use the seminal models, the course will connect what you and your organisation are trying to achieve with the latest ideas and techniques. [Geoads2] The course’s overarching purpose is to give all participants a real insight into strategy issues,… Read More »

Influencing Skills

The working environment, with its limited time and resources, demands that each of us maximises the benefits that can be drawn from our relationships with others. [Geoads2] This practical management training course focuses upon those things that we can all do to ensure that our influence is optimised. Drawing inspiration from history and combining it with the very… Read More »

Fundamentals Of Management

The modern manager has a range of roles, each important, each different and often competing, understanding those roles and balancing their demands is the key to success in the modern workplace. This management training course covers the essential people management skills needed to be an effective manager. Who Should Attend Managers and supervisors on first appointment or those who have… Read More »

Finance For Non-Financial Managers

This management training course is designed to give managers an introduction to interpreting information in financial statements and how that information can be used for planning, decision-making and control of business operations. The course will develop commercial insight by connecting the numbers with real world business decision-making. This is achieved through case studies of actual companies and topical issues using the… Read More »

Effective Time Management

This time management training course is designed to help people improve their personal effectiveness through better management of their personal resources. Participants will identify barriers to their effectiveness caused by themselves and others. Practical techniques will then be explored to help reduce non productive activity so increasing productivity and performance. Who Should Attend Managers and executives at all levels… Read More »

Building An Effective Team

A practical course, which will enable participants to encourage members of their team to work co-operatively with others within their own team and with other departments to optimise their collective contribution. The course covers aspects of team dynamics, leadership and group problem solving. Who Should Attend Managers, supervisors and leaders at all levels in the organisation… Read More »

Are Your Employees Under Performing?

Detecting Poor Performance Detecting poor performance in an employee is not always as easy as it seems, but any check list should cover the following: Aggression:  Appears to provoke a lot of conflict?  Others seem reluctant to work with them?  Customers sometimes complain about behaviour? Childishness:  Practical jokes?  Silly comments?   Keeps colleagues up late at… Read More »

Discipline & Reprimand

Discipline and Reprimand is fraught with pitfalls for the unwary. Handled well, disciplinary procedures can benefit all. Overview Discipline originally meant “to judge by correct standards.” Today the quantity of employment legislation has had a dramatic impact on disciplinary procedures. What a manager/team leader may consider to be flexible or compassion may inadvertently lead the… Read More »

Delegation Skills

The effectiveness of a manager and the growth of the team often depend on the manager’s ability to delegate. Overview Delegation is not ‘dumping’ or merely allocating tasks. It is a skill that comparatively few managers/supervisors/team leaders process to a high level. Done well, delegation makes a significant difference to the motivation of the individual… Read More »

The 7 Forces Of Change That Might Keep You Awake At Night

Supply-side (rather than demand-side) economics Unless you enjoy some form of protection (patents, regulation restricting supply etc) you will be in a market where supply is running ahead of demand. Too much ‘stuff’ is chasing too few customers. Required Action – Make  your offer more distinctive, love your customers more that your competitors The cost… Read More »

The Quick And Dirty Way To Lean

Lean as a management tool is based on a simple to say, more difficult to do set of four principles; Create nothing but value adding processes (eliminate waste) Centre design around the people who add the value Flow value creation around demand (delay resource commitment)  Optimise across organisational boundaries, structures, etc Lean is about looking… Read More »