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Investing in human resources

Investing in Human Resources

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?

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

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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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!

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!

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!

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

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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