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Things great leaders know

5 Things Great Leaders Know

Posted on August 30, 2015 · Posted in Leadership, Teams

What do great leaders know that sets them apart? Leading a team is no simple task, but for those in leadership roles that’s no reason not to look for ways to…
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Open Office Environments and Employee Productivity

The Price of Collaboration: Open Offices & Employee Productivity

The trend for open offices has reached dangerous levels. Nearly 70 percent of offices have open layouts that are characterized by areas with no partitions and cubicles with low or…
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Team Health Check

Is it time for a team health check? 10 key categories for a healthy team

Posted on August 4, 2015 · Posted in Managing Performance, Motivation, Teams, The Happy Workplace

When was the last time you conducted a team health check? Teams have many things in common with living organisms.  They can grow or stagnate, flourish or struggle, endure or…
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Investing in human resources

Investing in Human Resources

Posted on September 1, 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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6 Tips to Maximise the Efficiency of Your Business Operations

6 Tips to Make Your Business More Efficient

Posted on August 27, 2014 · Posted in Productivity, Time Management

In an increasingly competitive world, it’s essential to make your business more efficient. With so many companies fighting for their slice of the market share, there is simply no room…
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Happy Managers around the world!

Posted on August 14, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

It’s now almost two years since we re-launched the Happy Manager, with a new look and a new set of resources in our store.  Since that time we’ve been busy,…
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Employee rewards

Fun at work matters!

Posted on June 25, 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…
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Uncommon Leadeship e-book

Uncommon Leadership: how to build competitive advantage by thinking differently

Posted on May 9, 2014 · Posted in Leadership

Some months ago we were asked if we’d consider writing a suite of books which developed some of the themes we’ve been exploring on the Happy Manager. So we are…
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How to communicate change in the workplace

How To Communicate Organisational Change

Posted on August 2, 2013 · Posted in Managing Projects and Change, Motivation

In this guest post from Alistair Kane, he offers some advice on how to communicate organisational change. The quote “nothing is permanent except change” is especially true in the professional…
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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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