When do you think you first experienced being a leader? Can you remember the first time that you stuck your hand up and volunteered to take responsibility for a certain task or duty?
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Let’s think for a minute of big, impacting leadership or management jobs. Have you noticed that Nobel Prize winners in the sciences all tend to be mostly at the end of their careers?
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Someone once said that a recruitment candidate needs to be like a brand new car on a sale showroom floor – you know, the ones that get polished every day and are worth loads of money. Think of recruitment as a sales process and think of career coaching like the raw materials and the manufacturing process that takes a product to that showroom. Recruitment is about finished products and it is also about transactional relationships that take that product to a job.
Even if we think we’re charming, there are times when we know we could have done better. If we are being told we’re not charming, these tips may well be helpful.
Getting someone’s attention and then getting them to listen to you and then help you is a process that takes time and effort. However, if you commit to the process the outcome can be a long-lasting relationship of mutual trust, respect and benefit. Here are some tips for winning someone over and keeping them on your side.
If we are keen on not just surviving but thriving in the workplace, it is important that we make an impact at work. This is not something that’s done on the odd occasion; this is continuous daily impact.
Learning to delegate – and delegate effectively - is a crucial part of being a good manager and something which can be a struggle first time around. Delegating well requires you to retain overall responsibility and provide support and guidance, whilst allowing your team the space to get on with the task in hand. Here are ten tips to help you delegate effectively.