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Management and leadership lessons from the former Manchester United supremo. Even if you’re not a Manchester United fan (and many of us aren’t), you have to respect the club’s success under former manager Sir Alex
Productivity consultant Cory Cook provides advice for small-business owners. Cory Cook (right) is a leading expert on increasing productivity through improved time management and better use of workspace. “There’s no one-size-fits-all productivity solution,” she smiles.
Top chefs explain how they keep their staff performing well during service. The kitchen of one of the country’s best known and most popular restaurants, Benares, is a frenetic hive of activity during service. Everyone
Expert Richard Lowe talks about the business benefits of teambuilding. Team building activities come in all shapes and sizes, from simple problem-solving challenges in the office to more elaborate and energetic away-days. But for most
Key facts and figures about staff happiness, productivity and motivation.
HR expert, consultant and author Helen Jamieson shares her insight. Able to draw upon more than 25 years’ experience, Helen Jamieson (right) is an HR expert, consultant and author. Operating
Key challenges when managing people and how to get the best out of them. It’s a cliché, but one that remains perhaps truer than ever. A business’ most valuable asset
No cost and low cost ways to keep your people happy, motivated and productive. When David Moyes was manager of Manchester United, he reportedly upset many of his players, including
Shaun Oakes of Newcastle-based ievo offers advice on how to become an exporter. Newcastle-based ievo Ltd operates in the biometrics sector, making cutting edge fingerprint readers for security access systems.
Paula Thomas of Trimmers hairdressers on how she motivates her employees. Hairdressing can be a tiring occupation, with many hours spent on your feet. Yet staff must be well motivated
Cathy O’Donoghue of consultancy HR Champions shares her insight. If employees are to contribute fully to your business, they must maintain focus and motivation, understand your expectations and know how
Management and leadership lessons from the former Manchester United supremo. Even if you’re not a Manchester United fan (and many of us aren’t), you have to respect the club’s success