delegation

5 foolproof ways to get your staff to take initiative (and why they won’t take it in the first place)

“Why won’t my staff take initiative?” , “why do they always come to me with any little problem?” , “why do I have to spoonfeed my staff?” These are questions that a lot of managers ask and don’t know the answer to, so this is what this article is all about. How can you encourage …

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a girl at a crossroads to symbolise how to encourage employees to take initiative

How to delegate with confidence

Does this ring any bells? I frequently hear managers complaining that’ I tell my staff what needs to get done, even how to do it, and they still don’t do it right’, or ‘I have to continually keep telling them what to do – they never seem to take the initiative. What should I do?’

3 easy but powerful delegation tips for senior associates

  The challenge that any senior associate faces is how to still maintain their own figures AND make the time to build their own portfolio of clients. One of the best ways of starting to make some time for business development AND strengthening your personal case is delegation to more junior members of the team. …

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6 non-career limiting ways of saying no to partners, colleagues and clients

One little word. No. You would have thought it would have been easy to use this word in the workplace. After all, we are all normal, rational adults. (Well, on second thoughts!) However, why is it that some professionals find it really difficult to say ‘no’? When this word, used sensitively and diplomatically can often …

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4 ways to get everything done before your holiday

It’s the day before most people break up for christmas. It’s also the day, where blood pressures and stress levels will rise because far too many of us have got to ‘clear our desks’ and get a piece of client work finished before going home tonight. If you are reading this blog post and thinking, …

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A tip to ensure your team really understand

A lot what you say to your team is wasted, well it is for many professionals running a firm and a team of people. The result is that the team is less likely to be able to get on with the job that you asked them to do! That’s wastes your time, their time and …

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How my parking skills can help your confidence

I’ve got a confession to make. You know when people, well normally men, talk about female drivers being unable to reverse or park? Well, and my apologies to the sisterhood, it’s me that they are often talking about. I am very lucky to have acquired many skills and talents along the years. However, reverse parking …

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Barriers to firm growth: keeping it all up in your head

For the 1st time ever I was heckled during a keynote speech. I know, it had to happen at some point… but despite my polite acknowledgement, it was a battle I couldn’t win at that point in time. So, what produced the emotion from my delegate? It was the suggestion that if firms are to increase …

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