Developing your team

  • How to develop a winning mindset
    Imagine that you are at the starting line on an Olympic track, the culmination of many years’ hard work and sacrifice, preparing for the biggest race of your life in a stadium filled with 80,000 spectators, floodlights blazing, television cameras trained on you, and the expectations of an entire ...
  • There's no single right way to achieve a mutually agreeable outcome, according to The Negotiation Book, Steve Gates. Much depends on your contextual awereness
  • Scheduling your job interview for first thing in the morning may help you get hired, a survey of CFOs suggests. Sixty-one per cent of the finance leaders polled regard the 9-to-11am slot as the most productive time for interviews.
  • How often do you really listen to what your colleague or team member is saying to you? Faced with multiple deadlines and demands, it can be easy to hear what you expect to hear and seek to move on down your list of tasks, rather than taking the time to listen to what is actually being said.
  • Boasting productivity, whether that's on the shop floor or in the office, starts with people.
  • A good leader recognises that part of the job is developing the next generation of leaders.
  • What daunting to-do list task have you been avoiding? Ignoring? Dreading? 5 ways to overcome procrastination
  • A rising number of employees are staying put in their jobs worldwide, raising concerns that more employees are showing up physically without being engaged mentally, according to CEB, a best practice insight and technology company.
  • Every organisation will have to make changes from time to time and the public and not for profit sector is no exception.
  • Some think that it is simply about acquiring the right skills and you are guaranteed to be successful. Others think it’s about having the right qualifications.
  • The worst leaders point out problems without offering solutions. And they often withhold plans or prevent colleagues from contributing to the decision-making process.
  • Employers often use psychometric testing to vet potential employees and help them understand a little more about your personality and ability to fit into the role they are offering – and this type of testing is becoming increasing popular.
  • As a CIMA accountant or student, I’m guessing that achieving success in your career is important to you.
  • Our guest blogger and CIMA expert Matt Evans presents his 5 top tips to help you manage your time and priorities.
  • Russell Reynolds Associates, an executive search firm examined survey responses from more than 3,700 executives, including 134 chief executives at large companies in North America and Europe to find the traits that separate CEO's.