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Every successful leader or manager possesses a diverse range of business management skills, such team building and motivation. In these articles the brightest business minds discuss the key skills needed to run a company, business unit or team, including time management, goal setting and communication skills.

A safer way to speak up at work

Four principles to lessen the fallout from taking action.

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How to ace your C-suite presentation

Deliver a pitch that will knock their socks off.

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The real reasons you're not getting promoted

What you might be doing wrong and how to do it better.

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Make a great entrance

How to engineer a smooth and effective job transition.

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Stop over-collaborating before you burn out

Create an effective strategy against overload.

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Get better at handling transitions

Preparing for a long and satisfying life.

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Start prioritising important over urgent

Change your approach and still meet your deadlines.

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Balancing distraction and focus

How to prosper in this ever-changing technological age.

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Overcome the challenges of freelancing

Create the flexible, liberating career you dream of.

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How to do office politics

It's about being savvy and skilful, rather than scheming.

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Three ways to improve productivity

How to manage the minute transitions that punctuate your day.

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The power of asking better questions

You'll fuel innovation, boost performance and build trust.

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Don't let fake expertise run the show

Avoid following false prophets.

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Is the SMART formula too rigid?

Set your company’s ambitions in the appropriate context.

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A guide to more productive brainstorming

This new approach focuses on questions, not answers.

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Control your attention, free up your time

Create a life of choice around things that are important to you.

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It's time we all wrote plain-language contracts

Join the movement to write legal agreements in language we all comprehend.

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Do your weaknesses really need fixing?

Pick the issues worth investing your time, resources and energies in.

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Free up enough time to achieve your goals

What do you need to stop doing before you can start something new?

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Taking your feelings out of financial decisions

How managing your negative emotions can impact on the success of your business.

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Women, read this to progress your careers

Why aspiring female leaders need to shout more about their worth.

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Buy yourself a break for personal growth

Make the case for taking time to expand your skills and ideas.

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Want a leading role with a startup?

If you have the right attitude and qualities, joining an ambitious new business could be just the job.

Here are some questions to ask yourself before you take the plunge into this richly rewarding world.

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What to do if work is making you miserable

Are you happy in your work? Or caught up in ambition, conformity and overwork?

Avoid these three common ‘happiness traps’ and find fulfilment through purpose, hope and friendship.

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