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Do You Make These Mistakes In Your Objectives? (Part 2)

  A few weeks ago I gave three examples of typical mistakes in objectives. Here are three more.       3 more badly written objectives   Can you identify what’s wrong with them? You’ll find the answers below.   … Continue reading

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Do You Make These Mistakes In Your Objectives?

  Setting SMART objectives and SMART targets can be difficult. Here are some easy tips to help you out in writing your objectives and making them SMART.       3 badly written objectives   Can you identify what’s wrong … Continue reading

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Overselling the job

    I was interviewing a candidate for a reception post a few weeks ago. He was an excellent candidate. However, he was very surprised to discover that the post was part time.     I immediately assumed that I … Continue reading

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Do you believe that people can change?

  Do you think that people can learn new skills?  So do I. I wouldn’t be in this job if I didn’t.     Sometimes dealing with poor performance can be really hard. You know the situation – you have … Continue reading

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Get rid of tasks you don’t like

  Years ago, at a time when I was particularly busy and had to take on a new project, I needed to delegate as much as I could.   I drew up a list of all the things I was … Continue reading

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How do you know if you are doing a good job as a manager?

  How do you measure your performance as a manager?     If you have been reading these blogs for any time at all, you will know that measuring your performance against your objectives is vital. But there are other … Continue reading

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Working from home – does it work?

  Do you sacrifice speed and quality when you work from home?   Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s new chief has told their employees that they can no longer work from home according to a number of reports. One of the reasons … Continue reading

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How do you spot poorly performing managers?

  How do you measure poor performance in managers?   If you have ever worked for a poorly skilled manager you know it. You don’t need anyone to tell you. Especially if you have also worked for a really good … Continue reading

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