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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    Kickstart Your Time Management

    Author Frances Kay Publisher Capstone (01243 779777) Price £9.99 ISBN 1 84112 481 8 Part of Capstone’s “Kickstart” series, this new addition is a straightforward guide to managing time more effectively...

    BBC plans to ‘nurture’ its leaders

    The BBC is to put 7,500 managers through a new leadership programme after a survey of more than 10,000 employees revealed the organisation was failing to “nurture its talent”. Greg Dyke, the BBC’s director...

    How to review leadership talent

    A new chief executive, the drive for better financial results, falling behind competitors – all these might lead a company to reassess how the leadership team is performing. One way of doing this is to conduct a leadership...

    Follow my leader

    Leadership seems to be the most excessively mined valley in the management landscape. But while a web search on “leadership books” produces around 2 million results, research indicates that there is too little focus on developing...

    Where are the Generation-X leaders?

    HR has to start selling the concept of leadership and management development to Generation X-ers now to avert crisis, according to Heather Neely of Rainmaker Thinking Inc. It has to educate organisations about the realities...

    Prime motives

    Twenty years ago, I discovered what distinguished a group of top-performing sales managers from their less successful peers. It was not their behaviour, but their inner motivation – the way they thought about leadership....

    You’ve got the look

    Strategic thinking, innovation and creativity add up to only half of what leadership is about. To qualify as a truly effective leader you will also need more visible qualities, including charisma, confidence and the ability...

    Reach for the stars

    Strange as it may seem, nobody has really found a foolproof way to identify the business leaders of tomorrow. It’s odd, because it has become something of a cliché to say that the future success of firms around the world...

    Teamworking controls

    Graham Sewell warns against the disciplining effect of teamworking. Arguing that team empowerment is itself a control measure, he breaks down the old employment relations control dichotomy drawn between “responsible...

    The best leaders ‘are sincere’ (news)

    Being a successful leader involves recognising your incompetencies and not looking as if you care about your team, but as if you really care, according to Rob Goffee, professor of organisational behaviour at the London Business...