Use inspiration: challenge your team

The HR industry’s been telling us for a while that money alone isn’t enough to motivate and engage employees. What works, then? In my experience, it’s about giving your employees a challenge, engaging and empowering them.

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5 tough conversations to have with employees

There are lots of amazing things about being the boss, but it does occasionally come with some downsides and, for me, these include having to have tough conversations with my employees. Normally I’m pretty informal and like to think that I get on with my team really well, which makes it even harder when I have to put on my ‘boss’ hat and have an official conversation with someone.

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13 management styles no one wants to see. Ever.

All managers have their own style and some are definitely more effective than others. Over the years I've come across quite a few different approaches -both from people who've managed me directly and, more recently, who I've worked with on projects. And while I've been inspired by some people's approaches, I've been less than impressed with others.

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The proof there’s no ‘I’ in team - infographic

The importance of team work is something most of us learn from an early age, and really shouldn’t be underestimated. Working collaboratively with colleagues can help initial seeds of an idea become a reality, and can help bring a new expertise to the table.

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5 tips to create more dynamic internal team communications

Whether employees sit one desk over, or telecommute from two thousand miles away, most companies have issues with internal communication. In fact, according to results from an Interact/Harris Poll, 91% of employees say communication issues can drag executives down.

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How to hire and fire - according to the pros

Hiring and firing. Neither are decisions I take lightly. If you hire the wrong people you risk upsetting the balance of your whole team, while firing someone obviously has serious consequences not just for the individual involved but for staff morale in general.

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