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...

    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...

    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...

    Q&A: Lynne Weedall

    “HR should be the experts in managing and leading change” But you can’t learn these skills from reading a book – you have to live them While change is troubling for many, the modern HR professional...

    Who I am: Anita Hayne

    HR/OD consultant and coach Studying economics at school inspired me to pursue a career in business. I wanted to work on the stock market, but at the time women weren’t allowed on the floor – so my careers teacher...

    Could HR solve...? Flight of the Conchords

    A public sector employee is putting his career at risk by taking on a side project The problem Deputy cultural attaché to the US Murray Hewitt holds a crucial position at the New Zealand consulate. However, his...

    The HR and management challenges of the world’s largest cruise ship

    How Royal Caribbean Cruises supports working lives in the middle of the sea “The word ‘posh’ is an abbreviation of ‘port side out, starboard side home’,” says Markus Alander, as we stand...

    The Fixer: Nervous bosses won’t stop the mass sackings

    We are a food business and will have had four ‘waves’ of redundancies this year – we have lost almost 100 people so far. The company isn’t in terrible shape, but the CEO and other senior leaders react...