Creative Managers

Are Creative Managers Important?

Creative Managers Managers are often associated with strategy, planning and structure. How often do you associate management with creativity? The truth is that you should because creativity is a very important aspect of management that shouldn’t be overlooked. Boring business Of course, every manager has boring business to contend with. Plans need to be made,…

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When is a Manager Responsible for Stress at Work?

We all understand that employers need to provide a safe and secure place to work. With high stress levels and incidents of depression often caused by large workloads and bad practices, however, what are the responsibilities of mangers when it comes to the welfare of staff in their charge? According to the Heath and Safety…

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Management Is 10% Work And 90% People

Management Is 10% Work And 90% People You might have heard that saying at one point in your professional career and if not, you are hearing it today. The saying, “Management is 10% work and 90% people” initially sounds derogatory towards management and it really isn’t meant to be. In fact, many successful managers have…

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decision making

Ownership of Errors

Ownership of Errors I can count countless times when I’ve been in situations where someone taking accountability and responsibility for errors has increased efficiency. I first read in Stephen Covey’s ‘The Seven habits of Effective people’ how taking ownership & responsibility for a problem has had positive effectives and outcomes. Recently I took my wife’s…

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Owing Your Mistakes

Owing Your Mistakes

How to Take Ownership of Your Errors When You Make Mistakes in Management Owing Your Mistakes Take it from a manager – every manager is aware that they are not perfect. Take comfort in the fact that all managers make mistakes sometimes but always have a strategy ready to tackle any mistakes! At Sussex Business…

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The Influence of the Empowered Learner

The Influence of the Empowered Learner What or who is an empowered learner? The empowered learner is a behaviour. It is determination, commitment, resilience, a growth mindset and most important accountability. A growth mindset will see development opportunities in stretch tasks, and see formal learning as a process of structured development. Taking responsibility for your…

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Delegation Vs Abdication

Are You Delegating or Abdicating?

Delegation Vs Abdication – Are You Delegating or Abdicating? Most small to medium business owners are ambitious entrepreneurs which means, when their business idea is successful, making the transition from solo worker to manager can be tricky! Learning the balance between delegation and abdication is an important place to start! Delegating by definition Delegating is…

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