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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly redundancies

Firms planning 20 or more redundancies at a single “establishment” must by law notify the government via a form called HR1, of how many people they are potentially making redundant. On September 8th, the BBC released HR1 figures, secured via

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Key Decision Maker assumptions,questions,tips.

How to increase the success rate of your decision making. Key decision makers are a rare breed, rarely seen outside the confines of their immediate environment; they are creatures of habit and have exhaustive memories of what does and doesn’t

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Posted in Business Growth, Decision Making, Engagement

A career choice requires courage and confidence.

In the next 2 years 40% of people in the UK are planning a career change and are already working on their exit plan, and the 47% who do not find their work fulfilling owe it to themselves to consider

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Careers & Cocktails–now’s the time!

It makes more sense to plan your next move, when you are less frazzled, and away from the demands of the job. When you are relaxed and can enjoy the emotional and mental space that comes with a summer holiday

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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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Difficult conversations – a necessity, rarely a pleasure, and all too often avoided.

Whether you are a Team Leader or CEO, initiating difficult conversations is one of the responsibilities of your position, and one which can greatly drain not only your time but your emotions. Yet, if handled correctly they can be very

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Are you spending enough time ON your business to deliver real Growth?

As the senior manager in your business you are responsible for setting the future direction of the business and your people are depending on you to make the right decisions. These decisions cannot be taken effectively, without spending sufficient time

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Posted in Annual Plan, Decision Making, Prioritisation, Reviewing your Business Plan, Time Management

Tis the season of goodwill to all employees…

So why is it “64% of all employees would rather have a new Manager than a pay rise”? It is commonly accepted that an engaged employee is a more productive employee – “94% of the worlds most admired companies believe

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Posted in communication, Company Culture, Decision Making, Engagement, Managing Meetings, Skill Sets, Social Media, Values

Its been emotional!

New Tesco boss David Lewis says “culture, processes and proposition must change” in other words they need to improve the performance of their people, the profitability of their products and the productivity their process – all common management challenges whether

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Posted in Company Culture, Decision Making, Engagement, Marketing, product, Proposition, Retail, Values