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8 Tips for Throwing an Office Christmas Party Your Employees Will Enjoy

8 Tips for Throwing an Office Christmas Party Your Employees Will Enjoy

It’s that time of the year again when you need to put your people management skills and party planning to the test by organizing an office Christmas party. Throwing an office Christmas party is the perfect opportunity for companies to thank and celebrate their employees for their hard work and loyalty. It’s also a great […]

Top Project Management Approaches Explained [A Visual Guide]

Top Project Management Approaches Explained [A Visual Guide]

A project is a unique, temporary endeavor with a definite beginning and end that’s undertaken to fulfill a specific set of goals and objectives. As such, the Project Management Institute defines project management as “the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements.” There are a wide variety […]

What Top NBA Coaches Can Teach Us about People Management

What Top NBA Coaches Can Teach Us about People Management

Behind every great sports team is a coach who knows how to make his team work in harmony. We’ve seen basketball teams like the Golden State Warriors transform into one of the giants of the NBA, and it wouldn’t be possible if not for the masterful people management skills of coaches like Steve Kerr who […]

What Type of a Leader Are You? [Quiz]

What Type of a Leader Are You? [Quiz]

Each person can possess different leadership characteristics that can be honed and improved through leadership training. However, every leader has their own way of dealing with various situations. Identifying leadership styles can help managers match leadership styles and characteristics to particular tasks and responsibilities. Understanding your leadership style (and the rest of your team’s) is […]

14 Books That Can Make You a More Effective Leader

14 Books That Can Make You a More Effective Leader

Skills and strategies make organizations operate more effectively and efficiently. These are anchored on good leadership.  This is where good executives, managers, and supervisors come in.  They have the opportunity – and responsibility — to directly impact their team’s work and ensure they contribute to the greater success of the organization. If you are currently […]

7 Philippine Presidents, Different Leadership Styles

7 Philippine Presidents, Different Leadership Styles

In leadership, professionals can learn much from famous CEO’s.  There is, however, also much to learn from leaders in government.  Let’s take a look at the leadership qualities of seven of the most recent presidents of our Republic.   Ferdinand E. Marcos (1965-1986) While historians have branded Ferdinand Marcos as a dictator, no one has […]

Building A Culture of Open Communication is Key

Building A Culture of Open Communication is Key

A leading international organization with an office in Manila approached Guthrie-Jensen in the recent past with the goal of improving the culture of their operations department.  The department had 200 employees, coming from diverse backgrounds:  long-time and new employees; Filipino employees and nationals from Asia, Europe, and North America; tenured professionals and contractual workers. The […]

How to Increase Presence… and Influence

How to Increase Presence… and Influence

Gone are the days when professionals produce results solely on the basis of their technical know-how. With today’s business landscape, we now live in a world where our ideas, products, and services will have to be pitched, and will need to compete with several industry counterparts. To produce results, one must command the attention and […]

Dealing with the 5 Levels of Conflict

Dealing with the 5 Levels of Conflict

One thing that leaders will always need to be ready for is how to handle conflict.  Given that departments and teams are made of different individuals who may have different opinions, perspectives, priorities and beliefs, it is not uncommon that conflict will arise at one time or another. If asked to define conflict, chances are […]

Get Your Point Across — Clearly and Confidently

Get Your Point Across — Clearly and Confidently

How can one organize thoughts and opinions to project credibility and more importantly, influence people? How can one get his point across in a more organized manner?  These are two of the most frequently asked questions professionals ask during training programs like Communication Assertiveness or People Handling Skills. Here is an an easy and practical […]

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