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Employee Career Development Plan

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Posted on November 22nd, 2015 · Posted in Personal and Career Development

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We’ve bundled together these five PDF e-guides. At half the normal price they’re a great investment in your personal and career development! Read the guides in this order and use the tools in each. Then plan, set and achieve your personal and career development goals. (5 pdf guides, 125 pages, 26 tools, for half price!)

1 Manage Your Own Performance

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Few things are more important than developing your own management skills, one area that really shouldn’t be left to chance! This e-guide will help you hone the essential skills you’ll need to help improve your own performance as a manager. (28 pages, 6 tools)

2 Making Change Personal

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Shows you how to make the changes that will help create happy workplaces. This will only happen if we are willing to change. Change is always personal. Managing change requires recognition of how it affects people, and strategies to address that. This guide explores how we can develop our capacity to make personal changes, to better cope with change, and to help shape the changes around us. (22 pages, 5 tools)

3 Managing from Strength to Strength

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Looks at the question: “what do great managers do differently”? One of their secrets is a focus on people’s strengths. This one, simple idea can transform the way you work, and the performance of the people you manage. Find about more about your strengths and how to develop them. (22 pages, 5 tools)

4 Managers Make the Difference

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Will show you how to be a manager people are happy to work for. Evidence suggests that good managers can and do make a significant difference to performance. And people who are happier, perform better. If you want to be a happier manager, remember – it’s managers who make the difference. (27 pages, 5 tools)

5 Re-defining Middle Management

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Whether you are one, aspire to be one, or you manage them, you will almost certainly be affected by middle managers. Have we made their jobs impossible – discouraging innovation and knowledge creation by organisational and resource pressures? This guide will help you to re-think their role and importance. Rather than viewing them in the “middle”, this view puts middle managers at the creative heart of the organisation. (26 pages, 5 tools)

Investing in human resources

Investing in Human Resources

Posted on September 1st, 2014 · Posted in Managing Performance, Motivation, Personal and Career Development

Is it worth investing in human resources? Well, as a snapshot answer to that question we offer this anecdotal exchange between a finance manager and a chief exec: CFO asks…
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Six Motivational Techniques for Managers

HR specialist and writer, Dennis Phoenix, suggests six motivational techniques for managers. Any manager knows that a motivated team is a productive team. The success of any business is dependent…
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Management style

Do you know your management style?

Do You Know Your Management Style? In this guest article, leading management authority Sean McPheat asks this and some other key questions. Such as: do you know the impact of…
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How do you know it’s time to quit your current job?

Posted on June 9th, 2013 · Posted in Decision Making, Personal and Career Development, The Happy Workplace

This guest post from Richard McMunn offers some answers! Maintaining a career is what every adult strives to do in order to support themselves, and possibly even a family. It’s…
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Leadership Styles and Culture in the West and Asia

Leadership Styles and Culture in the West and Asia

Posted on February 2nd, 2013 · Posted in Leadership, Personal and Career Development

From country to country, leadership styles vary greatly based on political reign, cultural values and historical events. Kate Simmons offers some advice for any manager who is thinking about re-locating…
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Employee Career Development Plan

4 Steps to the Perfect Employee Career Development Plan (With Template!)

Creating an employee career development plan is a great way to support each of your employees and their career paths. This guest post from Pierce Boylin shows how it can…
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5 ways to improve your public speaking

5 Ways to Improve Your Public Speaking Skills

Posted on January 18th, 2013 · Posted in Personal and Career Development

Improve your public speaking skills with this guest post from Eric Straighte. It’s safe to say the consensus among Americans is that they would prefer doing almost anything else to…
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Five Steps to Becoming a High Performer at Work

Posted on January 15th, 2013 · Posted in Managing Performance, Personal and Career Development

Guest post from Elizabeth Grable. Employers today are looking for employees who are going to give 100 percent and devote themselves toward the goals and vision of the company. These…
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Better managing: tips for first-time managers

Better Managing: Tips for First-Time Managers

Posted on December 5th, 2012 · Posted in Personal and Career Development

Here are some tips on better managing, especially for first-time managers (guest post from Lyndsi Decker). Earning a promotion to the management level in any business is a proud moment…
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Leadership skills

Leadership Skills – a key to happiness?

Posted on November 27th, 2012 · Posted in Leadership, Personal and Career Development

Are leadership skills just for work? Everyone knows that leaders are respected members of society. The goal of many associations and programs is to create established leaders who can help…
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Listening skills

Listening skills: why listening gives managers an advantage

Posted on October 26th, 2012 · Posted in Personal and Career Development

Are your listening skills helping you manage? As we discussed in our recent article, active listening skills are important for effective management. But just how important? In 1957, U.S. academic…
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Make the most of today - the portmanteau approach!

Make the most of today – the portmanteau approach!

Posted on October 10th, 2012 · Posted in Personal and Career Development, The Happy Workplace

On my sixteenth birthday, my dad gave me a book called: 30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary. He was either fed up with my adolescent grunts or keen to…
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Focus staff induction on your staff - not on you!

Focus staff induction on your staff – not on you!

Posted on September 25th, 2012 · Posted in Managing Performance, Personal and Career Development, The Happy Workplace

Who hasn’t got a tale to tell regarding induction into a new job or a new post? We certainly have! Last week we came across an excellent post from Business…
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Job interview questions

Job interview questions – two sides of the coin!

Posted on September 19th, 2012 · Posted in Managing Performance, Personal and Career Development, The Happy Workplace

There are two sides to any set of job interview questions! As we’ve already discussed in several places on the Happy Manager, one of the best ways to manage performance…
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50 Blogs That Will Make You a Better Manager

Posted on April 21st, 2012 · Posted in Managing Performance, Personal and Career Development

Many thanks to top ranking website Online MBA which has added the Happy Manager to its list: 50 Blogs That Will Make You a Better Manager. “These blogs offer a…
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