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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    HR Fixer: My managers are running amok

    I started a job as standalone HR manager for an SME in the third sector at the beginning of this year. I’ve now carried out a training needs analysis on the senior leadership team. It is clear that they were all appointed...

    Managers are unethical when high targets are in sight

    Organisational corruption, when exposed, often has its roots in an unexpected source; rather than the corrupt leader of folklore, it is middle managers who drive unethical behaviours to meet unrealistic expectations from...

    Opinion: How to manage upwards

    The ability to manage your manager has become something of a lost art. Helen Floor offers seven tips on how to do it better It’s easy to assume your manager is the finished article. It’s also wrong. Like you...

    Opinion: How to build and restore trust

    Dr Wanda Wallace explores the complexities of trust: the best way to foster it, why it breaks down and how it can be rebuilt If people are ultimately the only competitive advantage, then being the best competitor in the...

    Opinion: Eight signs you’re being managed well

    Too often managers get a bad rap. Here, Helen Floor analyses the hallmarks of great management Managers have an important role to play in every organisation – they hold the key to the future readiness of a workforce...

    How to solve a problem like Ryanair

    Workforce planning is often taken for granted, but get it wrong and disaster isn’t far away To say budget airline Ryanair hit some turbulence lately would be an understatement. In mid-September, the company cancelled...

    Could HR solve... House of Cards

    The US president is a criminal mastermind – and will do anything to succeed The problem Frank Underwood has risen to the office of president of the United States thanks to his charisma and deal-making abilities...

    Case Study: War Child

    Why supporting busy managers was key to retaining top talent at a global charity The problem Although War Child has existed since 1993, it has recently gone through a growth spurt and aspires to keep growing. The charity...

    Data and wellbeing

    Employers have unrivalled data on individuals’ wellbeing. What will they do with it? Much-pilloried retailer Sports Direct is not particularly renowned for its employee wellbeing practices. But in August, it emerged...

    Opinion: Two mistakes new leaders make – and how to avoid them

    Transitioning to a different role is one of the greatest challenges we can face at work. Set yourself up for success with these tips from Dr Wanda Wallace I see people make two big mistakes when they take on a new role...