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Ibarra's Nine Strategies for Reinventing Your Career – Daring to Try Out New Identities

[ad_1] © GettyImagestichrBe playful and experiment with many different roles. Do you ever wonder whether you're in the right career? Maybe you're a project manager with an untapped creative side. Or, despite a successful career in finance, you find yourself wondering what it would be like to work in the marketing department. But you soon put such wonderings to bed. Such a dramatic change seems impossible. And where would you even start? It's a common experience. Many of us have interests and skills that we barely use in our working lives. We tend to get set in our ways and to stick to tried and trusted career paths, without questioning whether they really suit us. However, in her book, "Working...

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Newsletter 491: Delegation? Don't Despair!

[ad_1] Delegation? Don't Despair! There are many resources devoted to successful delegation, but what can you do to ensure that you do a great job if you are the delegate?Juggling the tasks that managers and co-workers ask you to complete, on top of your own work, can be daunting. You can explore tips and strategies for doing this in our articles, How to Accept Delegation and Prioritization.Sometimes, you might have good reasons to refuse their requests. You can find out how to handle this tricky situation with our article, "Yes" to the Person, "No" to the Task. Enjoy this newsletter! Featured...

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How to Accept Delegation – Managing Confidently When You're Assigned an Extra Task

[ad_1] © GettyImagess5iztokTake the ball and run with it when you are delegated a task. Ramón's flattered when his manager delegates an important task to him. It's great to be trusted with such work so early in his career. However, he's not confident that he has the skills or the time to tackle the request. Nonetheless, Ramón feels duty bound to say "Yes," because he doesn't want to let his boss down. It can seem overwhelming when you're delegated an extra task, especially if you're in a junior role. But, with the correct approach, it doesn't have to mean overwork, conflict or failure. In this article we'll look at why performing a delegated task can be a positive, rewarding experience,...

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Newsletter 490: Have Confidence in Your Hiring!

[ad_1] Have Confidence in Your Hiring! Effective recruitment is one of the skills that sets a great manager apart from a poor one. Hiring the right person first time can save your organization time and money.So, you need to be confident that the person you hire is the right fit for the role and the team. You can establish this using the questioning techniques in our article, How to Run Competency Based Interviews. Also, watch our video, 6 Traits of a True Professional, to discover what to look for in competent people.There are plenty of pitfalls to avoid when hiring, and you can identify some of them with our article,...

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Newsletter 489: How Safe Is Your Outsourcing?

[ad_1] How Safe Is Your Outsourcing? Outsourcing can be an effective way to cut costs and improve efficiency. But it has its risks, and getting it wrong could damage your organization.Some activities and processes need to be kept in-house, to protect confidential information or to maintain quality, for example. Our articles, The Outsourcing Decision Matrix and Strategic Alliances, can help you to choose what functions you can outsource safely.Some of your strategic and operational activities are critical to your competitive advantage, and you can learn how to identify them in our article, Core Competencies Analysis. Enjoy this newsletter! Featured Resources...

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Managing in Romania – Moving Ahead in a Country Where Tech is Thriving

[ad_1] ©GettyImagesAnSyvanychHierarchy and formality are key features of Romanian business culture. Romania is characterized by spectacular mountain scenery, sweeping plains, and a beautiful coastline that hugs the Black Sea. It has rural communities barely touched by the 21st century, but in buzzing Bucharest it has a capital city that is the Balkans' answer to Silicon Valley. It's a country that's steeped in a turbulent history and the Transylvanian folklore of Dracula, and one that is still shaking off the legacy of communism and dictatorship. Yet, Romanians are among the most hospitable and big-hearted people in Europe. In this article, we explore how to live and work successfully in Romania, and how to engage with and get the most from a...

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How to Run Competency Based Interviews – Measuring Skills for Specific Roles

[ad_1] © GettyImagesparemaFocus on your candidates' true potential by testing their competencies. Kendra was worried. Her new assistant project manager, Biff, just wasn't working out. He'd seemed confident and charming in the interview, and had an impressive resumé. But, so far, his work had been clumsy. Even more concerning, he appeared to lack some core project management skills, such as good communication and personal organization. So, it'd been left to the rest of her team to pick up the slack created by Biff's poor planning. A competency based interview could have helped Kendra to avoid this situation. It's a rigorous interview style that helps to ensure that you hire someone whose skill set accurately matches the needs of the job....

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The Outsourcing Decision Matrix – Analyzing the Make-or-Buy Decision

[ad_1] © iStockphotowebphotographeerWill you make it yourself, or outsource to someone else? How do you decide which activities to outsource, and which tasks to keep in-house? Let's say you're a manager in the healthcare industry. Should you outsource your cleaning staff, or retain them? Would the decision be the same for an IT company? If you worked for an airline, would you outsource your catering, or hire cooks directly? What if you managed a luxury hotel? Outsourcing can have a significant impact on your bottom line. It can reduce overheads, bring fresh expertise to your business, and free up your time for innovation and other vital tasks. But there are risks, too. You could lose control of proprietary information, or...

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ABCD Learning Objectives Model – Outlining Learning Essentials

[ad_1] © VeerGarryUse the ABCD Learning Objectives Model to write an effective learning objective. Have you ever been asked to teach a class, or develop a training program? If so, how do you know where to start? How should you structure your class? How can you make sure that your training program is suitable for your audience? And, how do you ensure that your students finish with the right knowledge and skills? This is where the ABCD Learning Objectives Model is useful. This model outlines four things that you need to think about to create a thorough and complete learning objective; and this learning objective lays the foundations of a successful training session or learning experience. Overview Robert Heinich, along with his...

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Newsletter 488: How to Build an Effective Team

[ad_1] How to Build an Effective Team Successful teams do not come together by chance. They take time to build, nurture and develop - but the rewards are worth it.As a manager, you need to get your people to trust one another, and focus their talents on achieving the team's goals. You can learn strategies and ideas for building effective teams with our articles, Team Building Activities: an Introduction and Team Charters.Also, you can identify any teamworking problems, and discover tools for tackling them, with our Team Effectiveness Assessment. Enjoy this newsletter! Featured Resources at Mind Tools ...

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