Management Styles: How To Manage Well

Carl Duncker Management Training

What are the traits of a good manager? Effective managers are able to adapt and change their management style. Whilst we may have a default setting, being able to choose different management styles is a crucial skill for effective management. Good managers adapt their style to fit the employee and the task or circumstances at hand. This article on how to manage well explores the differences between those managers which do this effectively, and those which don’t. Taking an employees perspective, you’ll be asked to think about, ‘what makes a good manager?’ By the end of this article, you will understand how your ability, or inability, to move away from your default management style will determine your success as a …

conflict management tips at work

Conflict Management Tips

Carl Duncker Management Training

How do you manage conflict at work? In this short tutorial we’ll explore how managing conflict is a critical management skill. Whenever you have a group of employees, conflict and tension aren’t far away. As managers, we are employed to manage tensions and reduce conflict effectively.  This means managing diverse viewpoints to gather feedback. It means viewing tensions as a driver of innovation and change. It means seeing conflict as an opportunity if we are to be successful in managing tensions effectively. Four Key Myths on Workplace Conflict Conflict is always going to happen. It’s unavoidable. Myth Number 1 It’s clear that the world comprises different personality types, belief systems, priorities and outlooks. From personal experience, you’ll be able to …

time management tips

Time Management Tips

Carl Duncker Soft Skills Training

How do you manage time? In this short article we’ll explore how managing time is an important management skill. Whatever your job title or position, time is the one thing we each have in equal amounts. But as managers we are employed to take purposeful action. This means completing goals efficiently and effectively. It means prioritising value-adding tasks and removing time-wasters if we are to be successful in managing our time effectively,   The Two Essentials of Managing Time Number 1: Do what matters most Your time is precious. Where are you choosing to focus it? Do what matters most and prioritise your tasks to achieve the greatest value. Use the important and urgent matrix to prioritise effectively and identify …