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The Trouble with targets
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Category: Management
In goal-setting, less is more. A few well-chosen aims can sharpen focus and boost productivity. Too many lead to stress and even disaster.

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The right kind of person
Thursday, February 01, 2007
Category: Management
A policy of hiring 'people like us' makes a firm sound snobbish and prejudiced. Wouldn't the old-fashioned notion of 'character' serve us better?

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Neither here nor there
Saturday, July 01, 2006
Category: Management
Kneejerk reactions to absenteeism just make it worse. What's needed is clear direction, a culture of trust, and the odd afternoon off to watch football.

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Our fetish for feedback
Thursday, June 01, 2006
Category: Management
Is 360-degree assessment a triumph for democracy and transparency, or an opportunity for mutual back-scratching and sly rubbishing of your rivals?

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Dangerous lexicons
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
Category: Management
It's all very well having a tilt at the straw man that is political correctness, but in the world of work, language must be used with care for the everyone's sake

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Nick Clegg could be the 'progressive conscience of the next parliament.'

Lib Dems are the party of progress

A second Clegg bounce cannot be ruled out

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