Online store now open! visit store

Archive for the 'Managing Performance' Category

What is performance management? ManagingPerformanceBundle


Posted on November 22nd, 2015 · Posted in Managing Performance

Product Description

We’ve created a fantastic-value performance management bundle. Eight great PDF e-guides to help you develop your performance management skills. At half the normal price! Read the guides in this order, and use the tools in each, and you’ll be well on your way to managing better performance. (8 pdf guides, 253 pages, 95 tools, for half price!)

1 It’s All About Performance

This free guide introduces one of the most important management responsibilities. Yet it’s a role that many managers find the most difficult aspect of their job: performance management. It’s All About Performance could be just what you are looking for to kick-start your own performance improvement! It will help make this part of your job easier, as well as develop your skills in this critical management function. (24 pages, 4 diagnostic tools)

2 Managing Performance and Potential

View Guide

This guide sets out the key principles of performance management, with useful tools to help you put them into practice . Management is about getting things done, but critically, it’s about getting things done through the people you manage.

Performance management matters to everyone. It’s one way to help ensure that what we do, we do well. It also helps us to deliver the quality products or services that our customers want. Whatever else you do as a manager, you need to do this well! (26 pages, 4 tools)

3 Conducting a Performance Review

View Guide

A performance review is a balancing act. It should balance the need to look backwards (the review), with the need to look forwards (the plan). It should also balance the need to address weaknesses, whilst at the same time building on strengths.

If you want to learn how to carry out productive performance appraisals: then look no further! This guide is packed with practical tools to help you implement a step-by-step guide to conducting reviews. (33 pages, 8 tools)

4 Manage Your Own Performance

View Guide

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)

5 Motivating Performance

View Guide

Your job as a manager is to engage your colleagues so that they want to do much more than just clock on and off. Are you:

Struggling to get the best out of your team?
Unsure how to motivate your team to perform?
Trying to motivate people in difficult circumstances?

Then this guide is for you. Packed with tools, it will help you put motivation at the heart of good performance. (37 pages, 10 tools)

6 Performance Management Skills

View Guide

If managing performance is a crucial activity for a manager, then the skills addressed in this guide are some of the most important you can learn. This great-value guide will help you identify the specific skills needed to manage performance, then develop them quickly and effectively. It provides practical advice in five essential performance management skills. Use it to assess your own strengths in each of the skill areas. (19 pages, 7 tools)

7 15 Performance Management Tips

View Guide

This guide contains concise, easy-to-read key tips from our performance management series, The guide includes thought-provoking quotes and actions, to help you improve performance, right now! These tips will help you to:

Find short, focused insights to guide your thinking.
Inspire performance in others with essential tips.
Apply vital ideas with practical actions.
Motivate yourself – ideas to bring performance to life.
Improve how you manage performance. (20 pages, 15 tips)

8 Performance Management Toolkit

View Guide

Our Performance Management Toolkit is a colossal 66 page resource pack, full of performance appraisal tools. The toolkit comprises over forty tools, providing guidelines, handy tips and processes to help you manage performance.

The toolkit is structured with flexibility in mind. The tools are usefully structured in the order of a 7-step performance management process. Alternatively, you can simply use any tool individually, as and when you need to. Invest in this toolkit and find a better way to performance manage! (66 pages, 41 tools – divided into the seven steps of a performance management process).

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…
read more

Fun at work matters!

Posted on June 25th, 2014 · Posted in Managing Performance, Motivation, Productivity, Teams, The Happy Workplace

Encouraging fun at work can yield real benefits in the workplace, according to Adrian Gostick and Scott Christopher. They write that fun in the workplace can: reduce stress; improve staff…
read more

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…
read more

4 Ways to Improve Your Next Team Building Event

Posted on July 29th, 2013 · Posted in Managing Performance, Motivation, Teams

A good team building event is good for employers and employees alike! This guest post from Paul Simms offers some good advice. Although the prospect of a day out of…
read more

5 ways to make your company more secure

Posted on July 23rd, 2013 · Posted in Managing Performance, Problem Solving, Productivity, Uncategorized

The more advanced businesses become, the higher the security risks. A major reason for this is many companies employ a number of technological tools and devices to run every day…
read more

The components of a great office break room

Posted on June 26th, 2013 · Posted in Managing Performance, Motivation, Productivity, The Happy Workplace

When it comes to running an office, it’s important to provide an atmosphere where productivity and success can bloom and flourish. While making sure your employees are on task is…
read more

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…
read more

5 Surprising ways to boost your work productivity

Posted on June 5th, 2013 · Posted in Managing Performance, Productivity, The Happy Workplace, Time Management

Bruno Galera suggests 5 interesting ways to boost your work productivity. Are you taking full advantage of technology to make your work more productive? Here are five easy ways you…
read more

Increasing employee motivation

4 Ways to Positively Motivate Your Employees

Posted on April 20th, 2013 · Posted in Managing Performance, Motivation, Productivity, The Happy Workplace

Here are 4 ways to positively motivate your employees in a guest post from Julie Hartwell. For as long as desk jobs have existed, so have discouraged employees. For every…
read more

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…
read more

5 ways to reward and show employee recognition

5 Ways To Reward and Show Employee Recognition

Posted on January 22nd, 2013 · Posted in Managing Performance, Motivation

How do you reward and show employee recognition? Annabelle Smyth suggests five ways in this guest post. One thing we all can agree on is that everyone likes to be…
read more

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…
read more

Personal Productivity Tips

Posted on January 7th, 2013 · Posted in Goal Setting, Managing Performance, Productivity, Time Management

Do you want to begin the new year with some personal productivity tips? Well a good place to start might be by reviewing our pages on goal setting, time management…
read more

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…
read more

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…
read more

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…
read more

Do More with Less

Posted on January 16th, 2012 · Posted in Managing Performance

Managers are increasingly being asked to do more with less but how do you achieve this? A good place to start is by combining three principles. This will set the…
read more