Following on from yesterday's rant about bad/ineffective/authoritarian/bureaucratic/secretive (call it what you will) management, I thought today I would be rather more constructive and put forward some proposals about how to become more effective in the way that you manage. It's about developing a style that I am going to call Managing with People, and if […]
I spotted this article on the Chartered Management Institute web site, reported in the Financial Times last week:
"A new survey of the workforce (5,000 adults surveyed by One Poll)
highlights the three most common management styles within UK workplaces
as authoritarian (according to 21 per cent), bureaucratic (16 per cent)
and secretive (12.5 per cent). Only 10 per […]
Here's a bunch of new dates for my highly regarded 1.5 hour free seminar: Dealing with Difficult Clients
Come on down to my office at The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane E1 in "uber cool" Spitalfields, or come on up to the 37th Floor of One Canada Square at Canary Wharf. The seminar is brilliant (and […]
I've been continuing to think about the whole thing of trust since my post on Tuesday,
There seems to be a huge surplus of lack of trust around these days (Can you have a surplus of a lack of something? – anyway, I hope you know what I mean).
We don't trust politicians – they don't […]
Richard Wiseman's "59 Seconds" is an excellent book that I thoroughly recommend. Interesting, amusing, authoritative, useful and easy to read – it fulfils pretty much all of my requirements for great non-fiction.
Over the years, I've used a lot of the methods and approaches discussed in it, and as a practitioner it's really handy to have […]
Three weeks ago I attended a really great talk by Professor Philip Zimbardo at the RSA.
Phil Zimbardo is probably best known for the (in)famous 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment in which the planned two-week investigation into the psychology of prison life had to be
ended after only six days because of what the situation was
doing to the […]
What is your Trust level in business and life?
Many people say a primary trait they want in political and business leaders is Integrity. But if you ask what they mean by that, the number of different answers is likely to equal the number of people asked. Integrity is one of those words that tends to […]
I just came across this article on TechCrunch – an interesting question, and one on which I have some fairy strong views. Here are some of them:
I certainly believe Entrepreneurs can be made – or rather, that they make themselves. It's a choice that people make at some point in their lives […]
I’ve just been reading an article in last Saturday’s Guardian called Young Guns, all about youth gun culture in America. Only this isn’t the kind of youth gun culture – connected to gangs and drugs – that might come to mind for most Europeans.
This is youth gun culture initiated, encouraged and glorified by parents and […]
This week sees the launch of two new programmes specifically designed for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) – Selling is Not A Four Letter Word & a Free Introductory Seminar.
Selling is Not A Four Letter Word is for all those for whom some element of sales has crept onto their work agenda without really […]
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