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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    PM Guide to interim management 2004

    Welcome to the People Management guide to…interim management Foreword by Rima Manocha, editor of the guide Here to stay The interim management market is going from strength to strength. But, as Steve Smethurst finds...

    Double vision

    For all the talk of emotions, assumptions and projections, you could easily think the topic under discussion was psychotherapy or counselling. One participant talks of a "nice, warm feeling"; another of being "safe"...

    The culture of care

    For the past six years, senior managers at Norwich Union Insurance, the UK general insurance arm of Aviva, have been working with leading academics at Insead Business School in Fontainebleau, near Paris. Much of that work...

    How to... facilitate a top team retreat

    I believe that the key role for HRD professionals is to help business leaders successfully bring about change and meet the challenges of the 21st century. The function is more likely to be seen to make a cost-effective...

    Project management without tears

    Unless you work on a production line it’s very likely that your work will come in bite-sized chunks called projects. You’re less likely to make a meal of your job if you can successfully manage the chunks. ...

    Spot the difference

    Leadership guru and professor John P Kotter has long viewed managers and leaders as two different species. His major contribution, through research spanning more than 25 years, has been to give us a deeper, unique insight...

    Connect call

    If house prices are determined by "location, location, location", then effective leadership depends on "relationships, relationships, relationships". It is relationships that deliver results – not targets...

    Shaken and stirred

    The planning session started the way these things usually do. Sitting round a conference table in one of Switzerland’s poshest hotels, 20 very senior executives listened intently as Mike Tsurumi, president of Sony Europe...

    Goal digger

    On the face of it, England’s 2-0 victory against the footballing minnows of Liechtenstein earlier this month was not much to write home about. But it was remarkable in one respect. The result gave Sven-Göran Eriksson’s side...

    Star gazers

    Leadership often becomes an issue in organisations facing change. This made it almost inevitable that the L-word would appear at the top of most business agendas by the late 1990s. After years of searching for more effective...