How to manage and motivate Millennials

They are just so frustrating, never do what you want them to do, and always have a smart retort, as for the Y generation they should be called the YY Generation; why do I have to do that? Why should

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Do YOU run your business or does IT run you?

  Aside from the few occasions that can best be described as: it’s got to be done now, the I’ll be home late tonight call or the Saturday morning in the office just to catch up – are you the

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10 Reasons why Appraisals FAIL

In 2015 a survey of senior business leaders by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development on attitudes to appraisals reported that 73% of leaders considered annual appraisals ineffective. John Timpson in his book Upside Down Management reveals that “we

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We only see what we want to see

And we only hear what we want to hear because it suits us… it’s easily done but aren’t all mistakes!

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I’m the Monster my Boss Created

Six words uttered by my boss that concluded a disappointing conversation on a proposal that had been rejected by their boss. I only ever heard them once and we never referred to them again and yet they have remained with

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3 insights from last year that could make a VALUE difference to this year

Well what a year 2016 turned out to be, aside from Brexit, Trump, becoming a Grandparent and Manchester City reaching the semi-final of the Champions league, I am no longer Big in Brazil but made a sizeable impression at a

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Project Success depends on your Process Jockey

So many project managers are process jockeys; they follow every step and every stage of the written process across the finish line but still don’t get into the winner’s enclosure.

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