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Nurturing Hidden Talent

Have you come across the multitude of hidden talent in the organisations you work for? Question is, how do you nurture this hidden talent, given that most never gain the credit they fully deserve? In this article, I discuss the methods that have successfully worked for me.

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Leadership Focus: Achieving More With Less

In todays economic climate most businesses are trying to extract as much value from their staff then ever before. Classic quotes like, “We must achieve more with less” usually spring up in management meetings. In a lot of cases most staff and managers will have taken a dim view and more than likely brushed those [...]

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Leadership Focus: Managing on a Tight Budget – Why Cutting Staff Mentoring Is Asking For Trouble

In todays austere economy, you will have noticed that most organisation focus on getting a handle on their cost base. Clearly this is stating the obvious. Where do you think most organisations cut costs from?

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Leadership Focus: Lonely At The Top

As a new leader, do you remember the last time you were promoted to a management level? Individuals who used to be at your peer group level, are now accountable to you. How did you react to that change, and how did your former colleagues respond to you?

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Leadership Focus: 9 Perils of Outsourcing – Avoiding Expensive Mistakes

Many organisations and businesses continue to look for more cost effective resourcing methods, with outsourcing being one of the most popular utilised. However, do you know how many organisations mis-manage outsourcers with extremely expensive results.

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Leadership Focus: 7 Rules When Managing Offshore Teams

Have you noticed an increase in offshoring over the last 10 years? Clearly the biggest reason for this being the need to reduce costs, given the tight margins that most businesses currently operate under. Notwithstanding the fact that most businesses have a shareholder group to motivate too.

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Leadership Focus: Urgent or Important – Are You Stuck In Operations?

Being stuck in operations is a common trait of most managers within the corporate worlds we work within. You will notice these managers, when you find then working all hours of the day, just to try and keep on top of their to do lists. Typically, most are caught up in working on the day [...]

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Adding Ghee to the Fire

There is an English saying, adding fuel to the fire, which generally means provoking thought or exposing just how bad a problem is. In this post shows how I am adding ghee to the fire for outsourcing and offshoring.

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