Management and business skills

Index here items on management skills and styles, interpersonal skills, NLP, counselling, time management, budgeting and financial management, project management, delegation and negotiating, influencing, assertiveness, decision making, problem solving, presentation skills, facilitation skills, management consultants and interim management.

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    How to create a professional reputation

    Spend time rewiring your brain, and finding the right collaborators, and you could reap the benefits in 2017, says Liz Kentish There are many challenges when it comes to climbing the career ladder. On your quest for recognition...

    Q&A: Justin Hughes

    Effective leadership is the key to unlocking a high-performance culture, says former Red Arrows pilot Justin Hughes It’s hard to imagine Top Gun’s Maverick, as played by Tom Cruise, swapping his high-flying...

    The A-Z of bad management

    Most businesses know that treating employees with respect pays off. But not everyone got the memo. Presenting a rogues’ gallery of history’s most shocking management fails Anaphylactic shock Danielle Duperreault...

    Who I am: Paul Griffiths

    Group HR director at CeDo I see myself as a people person ; I don’t hide behind policies and procedures, I openly talk to employees about what they need. We use technology such as Skype, which facilitates collaboration...

    Opinion: The rise of the male superhero leader is holding women back

    Women won’t break the glass ceiling until leadership traits and gender are delinked, writes Sabrina Spangsdorf In 14 years’ time, there needs to be 30 per cent more women in key leadership positions if the...

    Opinion: What makes a leader?

    Barry Johnson and Mandy Geal distil years of reading and their own research to discover the crucial characteristics of a modern leader Leadership has been a buzzword now for at least five years and has gone down in history...

    The age of visionary leadership is over, says INSEAD expert

    A world of ‘nomadic professionals’ demands connectors and storytellers, Gianpiero Petriglieri tells CIPD Annual Conference The concept of visionary leadership has little relevance in an age where individuals’...

    I’ll tell you something: Richard Barton

    Managers are afraid to give feedback – HR must fight the fear Many firms are said to be scrapping their appraisal schemes. That is great news, but some questions remain: what are they replacing them with? How will...

    Q&A: Rupert McNeil

    Why Rupert McNeil, the civil service’s chief people officer, is embracing scientific thinking It’s almost impossible to walk the halls of the Cabinet Office without imagining the sound of Malcolm Tucker’s...

    How managers can defuse workplace conflict

    Dr Roger Seaman offers advice for supporting line managers who are reluctant to tackle tensions between employees With a CIPD survey reporting that conflict in the workplace is on the rise , it’s increasingly important...