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How YOU Can Accomplish More Through a Personal Achievement List

By |2019-09-27T13:03:17+10:00August 17th, 2015|Leadership, Qualifications, 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, Soft Skills, Training|

Too often managers modestly, and often unjustly or even unwittingly, hide their successes from others – and indeed from themselves. They fail to understand that the simple strategy of recording personal successes can motivate, increase self-productivity, and support career advancement. The compilation of a personal achievement list can have a considerable effect on a manager’s professional life… 1. Acknowledge your achievements to date. Most managers see themselves as ‘modest achievers’. They’re so accustomed to doing what they do and what is expected of them that they rarely, if ever, class any of their accomplishments as ‘achievements’. Indeed, when people are impressed with something they’ve done – something that perhaps seems rather ordinary to them – they’re surprised. As a manager, you can use your past achievements more positively to motivate you to greater heights. To shrug off those achievements modestly, as most professionals are prone to do, or to forget [...]

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6 Tips to Developing a Succession Plan

By |2019-09-27T13:03:42+10:00April 22nd, 2015|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, Soft Skills, Training|

Succession planning has come a long way from the days when it usually meant simply putting names in boxes on organisation charts. Effective succession planning has evolved to a process by which successors are identified for key positions, and career development and associated activities are planned accordingly. Here are the key steps in developing an effective succession plan... 1. Decide on the depth of your succession plan. Although the most common model for corporate succession planning focuses on the most senior jobs in the organisation (the top two or three tiers), a broader-based model where a similar philosophy and processes are applied to a much larger population (managerial, professional, and administration) is becoming popular. Sustaining the devolved model will require continued support of a committed management, so that identified successors will embrace the priority given to this process. 2. Identify the specific qualities you seek in suitable candidates. Whatever you [...]

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Learn How to Handle a Media Interview Today

By |2019-09-27T13:03:42+10:00April 20th, 2015|Uncategorized|

The press and broadcasting media can offer great opportunities to publicise a positive aspect of your organisation. They can also cause problems and create embarrassment when they find that something has gone wrong. These are the two sides of the media coin - and you must be prepared for both. So you could find yourself talking to journalists when you send out a press release and the media respond to it, or when the media themselves have nosed out a story about your company. Are you prepared to cope with such interviews? The following suggestions will help... 1. Know the medium. When providing an interview for any medium, it's important to know its peculiarities. Newspapers cover stories in greater depth, need more backgound material, and seek human-interest items with local angles. Television newsrooms rarely send crews on good-news stories without first making an appointment; but they can disconcertingly arrive unannounced [...]

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How to Prepare to Bring About Change

By |2019-09-27T13:03:43+10:00April 15th, 2015|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, Short Courses, Soft Skills, Training|

Planning for change can occupy a great deal of a manager's time and energy, but it is not a process that can be left to chance: it can be tricky and disruptive if handled badly. Whether implementing a new job-rotation scheme, rearranging the office layout, introducing new technology, relocating your manufacturing operations, or anything else, a manager must use a preliminary, systematic planning approach to bring about successful change later... 1. Be convinced that change is necessary. Are you sure that the intended change is sound and that there is every likelihood it will succeed? Is it practical, ethical, cost-effective? Will it solve more problems than it will create? Is it based on untested theory or speculation, on fashion, or a whim? Are the risks acceptable? Has it proven successful elsewhere? Can you specifically identify projected improvements in productivity? There is little to be gained from adopting a plan that [...]

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