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How to put some FUN into your role as Manager!

By |2019-09-27T13:04:30+10:00August 18th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

Just because you're a manager, you don’t have to be all buttoned-down and grim. In fact, bringing a little levity to your role as a manager can make you and those around you more relaxed and effective. The best managers in any organisation aren't afraid to show the world that they have a sense of humour they enjoy using. Nor should you be. Humour is good for your career and for your health... 1. Know the value of humour to your own well-being. Many managers often underestimate the value of humour. Research has shown that it not only offers a most effective tool for engaging and relating to staff, but can also relieve stress, defuse a situation, promote trust and team bonding, restore our equilibrium, deflate our pomposity, reveal our essential humanity, offer us new perspectives, and help us to soar above the mundane in our job. It has been shown [...]

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Is There Bullying in Your Workplace?

By |2019-09-27T13:04:55+10:00May 14th, 2014|Leadership, Online Short Courses, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training|

In our last blog post, we discussed bullying and the manager's responsibility of ensuring that bullying is eliminated from the workplace. Here are a few more ideas surrounding this topic. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us.  "As soon as you think you may be a victim of bully tactics, seek help. Acting promptly can help to circum-vent more serious situations such as a disciplinary or incompetence claim made against you. The longer you leave it to act, the harder the situation will be to resolve. There is a wealth of support for victims of bullying - you don’t have to suffer alone." Elizabeth Holmes, Handbook for Newly Qualified Teachers, The Stationery Office, London, 1999, p. 104. NOTE: You can adapt the anti-bullying guidelines in this topic to deal with other forms of workplace harassment. There is no place for bullying in your workplace - and you can [...]

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Tips on Strong Staff Cohesiveness

By |2019-09-27T13:04:57+10:00May 9th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

In our last blog post we discussed some step by step points in building a strong sense of staff cohesiveness within your organisation or workplace. Here are a few more tips for you to take and implement. Staff cohesiveness is vital to a strong functioning organisation, so make sure you note them down and see if they work! "As a manager you will play a crucial role in building the team, and then in maintaining its effectiveness. Some of this team-building work will be high-profile and visible, but much of it will be behind the scenes, self-effacing work that receives no recognition and often little credit - your reward will be the private knowledge that without such work the team would not be so effective." R.Kemp & M. Nathan, Middle Management in Schools, Blackwell Education, Oxford, 1989, p.138. Don't forget To build team unity, ‘America’s Life Coach’ Ron Jenson says you [...]

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