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Five ways to be a better manager

I was in the business section of Dymocks recently and it struck me how overwhelming the choice and sheer number of books there are...

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Three tips to improve staff motivation

Recruiting top talent is one thing, but keeping them engaged is another. You’d hope if you’re dealing with talented professionals they will always get...

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Five tips for new managers to fast track their management journey

"I didn’t sign up for this, people are driving me crazy." Many line or middle managers I meet never intended to manage people - most...

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Aunty B: Should I make my star performer a manager?

Dear Aunty B, Last year my business went through a growth spurt, which involved me hiring several new employees. Until now, all my employees have...
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Outcomes over hours: Let go of the ‘face-time’ mentality with your employees

Reflect for a moment: how do you measure the standard of contribution the people on your team make? Do you place importance on the number...
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Why Red Hat chief executive Jim Whitehurst says “office gossip” is not such a bad thing in your business

Backstabbing banter, unconfirmed fact swaps and low blows are all fair definitions of the word “gossip”. So workplace gossip is a HR nightmare, right? Not necessarily,...
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Prison break: How confidential information can escape from open-plan offices

The design of the open-plan office originates from an 18th century prison design, according to Alex Haslam an organisational psychologist and professor at the University...

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Managers – stop making it all about you! Part 1

Now with a title like that, this blog could cover a myriad of topics, hence it being the first of a series. Today I'm writing...
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Five social media behaviours that employers should watch out for among staff

Last week, Fairfax reported about a Norfolk Island public servant who had her pay docked after she “committed a breach of discipline” by posting...

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Wake up call: What to do when your team are checked out

Does your team check out before the day is over? Do you feel like the people on your team are falling asleep on the...
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