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Delegating is one of the most challenging skills for new managers.
Too many new (and experienced!) managers struggle to give up work and find themselves stressed and overworked.
Is this you?
Effective delegation is essential for effective management.
In this post I'm going to run through some classic signs of poor delegation and help you overcome them.
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Using questions in training is the most effective way to engage with your group and encourage participation.
Questions give you instant feedback on how well your sessions are going while keeping discussion moving forward.
There are a number of questioning techniques and each is useful for different purposes and situations. They are:
- Pass On
- Question, Wait, Select
- Send Back
- Send Out
Before I go into each technique in more detail, I'm first going to run through why questions are important in good training sessions and what constitutes an excellent question.
We recommend that new and inexperienced trainers attend our 2-day Train the Trainer workshops. We will help you deliver more effective, engaging training sessions.
Effective personnel management is one of the hardest tasks for any manager but it's also one of the most important.
Managing large teams can feel like a never ending task. The minute you think you have a grasp of the team's availability and capabilities, something changes and it can feel like going back to square one.
You need to approach the different aspects of personnel management in the right order, at the right times, for the best chance of success.
In this post I outline my 5 Steps to Effective Personnel Management. Read through and see how they compare to your processes.
Project Management Software. Helpful tool or just another complication?
From free online apps to enterprise solutions, there are hundreds of tools for collaborative and personal projects.
We want to know what the project management community really thinks about PM software.
Do you use free or paid software? Has PM changed for the better or worse?
We don't require any personal information and all answers will remain anonymous unless you agree for us to use a quote.
MS Project is the most widely used tool for managing projects, but how does it shape up to the latest online apps?