One of the things I’ve noticed quite a lot in my working career, and indeed my coaching sessions, is how easy it is to get into the negative thinking mindset.Let me be more specific here...What I mean is... it’s really easy to allow your negativity to drive your investigations into things.Let me give you an example.We’ve all worked with that one

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Nowadays, employees are much more aware of their personal responsibility towards managing their own job stress, and maintaining healthy lifestyles.We naturally want to improve the quality of our lives, and controlling our reactions to job stress is a crucial component of work-life satisfaction.You can read numerous article online relating to stress and how to beat stres

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As managers we have to decide how much authority to give to our employees, this is what delegation of authority is all about.When we delegate, we are giving a piece of our job to our employees, or to a team of employees.The simple reason we delegate is to 'accomplish goals through the efforts of others'.Here are my five principles of delegation of authority.  

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 First, it might be an idea to clear up the definitions of organisational commitment and Job involvement...Organisational commitment is the strength of an employees devotion to their employerI suppose you could say, the committed employee would defend their employer in the face of criticism.Job Involvement is the degree to which employees ident

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 Groupthink really hurts the effectiveness of teams and organisations...But it's not just organisations that suffer from groupthink... Project Management is also affected, which tends to occur more in the performing stage.For groupthink to occur, the project team has to become very highly committed and motivated towards the project to the exclusion of almost al

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 The subject of how quickly individuals adopt products is always one that interests me. The adoption process (to give it it's right name) involves the attitudinal changes experienced by individuals from the time they first hear about a new product, until they adopt it.   There are five stages of the adoption process...

  1. Awareness  Here

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  The job of a marketer is vast and important.Yes there are pricing, product, distribution and promotion decisions to contend with... but before we even get close to this point, a fair amount of market opportunity analysis needs to be done.One important part of market opportunity analysis is environmental analysis.Influence of marco-environmental t

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  We all have habits in our life, the problem is that most of us aren't properly in control of our habits and have too many bad ones.It's easy to put this theory into practice... Approach a selection of people you know and ask them what habits they have, after some thinking they will reel off a host of negative habits they have.You didn't stipulate pos

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  Whenever we make change in life we must follow steps to ensure the change happens... and lasts.All too often do we insist change is required in our lives and this time its going to last, but shortly after we're back to square one.The problem is that we haven't allocated enough time and energy into planning how this change needs to be processed and ac

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  I always find it a shame when I hear someone tell me that they will never beat so and so, because they simply have more brains than them.It's also somewhat of a surprise, as most people suffer this feeling in silence.When this happens there's normally two things at work.1. people are underestimating their own intellect, and2. people are overe

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