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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.

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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Seven steps to forming a new habit

If you want to form and sustain a new habit you should adopt the “7S Model”, writes Steven MacGregor for European Business Review.

Forming a new habit is hard – making sure that new habit sticks is even harder. Here's MacGregor's a seven-step plan for forming and sustaining your new habit. 

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Three ways to achieve dynamic reflection

The way you think as a leader can leave gaps in the way your business and working relationships develop.

With awareness and know-how you can adapt your thinking mindset to suit the task in hand.

Here are three key strategies to help bring your thinking skills up to scratch.

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Six ways to create better collaborations

Collaboration is a buzzword in modern business.

But it doesn’t happen overnight, especially if you are seeking to transform outmoded models of command and control, says Carol Kinsey Goman, writing for Forbes.

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