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Articles from January

"A Brain to Pick, an Ear to Listen ..."
When I think of the word 'coach', it conjures up images of a football manager, such as Liverpool FC's Raphael Benitez, coaching his players to victory or a motivational speaker, such as the brilliant Anthony Robbins, in a packed auditorium, expounding...
A Date for Your Diary
Disasters cost huge amounts of money for both government, consumers and especially business. The 2007 summer floods alone cost UK insurance firms over £3.3bin insurance claims, and who knows what the next terrorist attack, avian flu outbreak or the spread...
A Lesson in Leadership
Leadership development should work in two ways - it should be a journey of self-discovery whereby participants learn something about themselves - and it should also be adaptable to the culture and architecture of an organisation. Leadership development...
A New Era for the Iam
Welcome to your new-look manager. As you will see, the face of the iam, the Journal and the website have all changed as we enter a New Year - and a new era for the iam.Our recent strategic partnership with the CfA means that we have been able to take...
Could Do Better? Must Do Better!
When we were at school, perhaps the least useful criticism a teacher could offer us was to write 'could do better' at the end of our work.It was hardly a helpful remark because, unadorned, it told you nothing other than that the teacher didn't like your...
Former UK Secretary of State Gives Support to School Business Management Students
Estelle Morris, the Rt Hon Baroness Yardley and former secretary of State for Education & Skills, recently made a special visit to School Business Managers studying at Mancheste' Metropolitan University (MMU).In her role as secretary of State for...
Green Light
Welcome to the latest edition of of Green Light. The topics covered include news about electrical matters, water footprints, carbon neutrality-and going to jail for environmental offences, a matter that the Green Light desk hopes will never affect you!...
I Am the Camel Man
As Carol Wilson points out in her article, Performance Coaching and Training in the Workplace (pages 26/27 of this issue), the concept of mentoring is not new. She quotes Socrates as one of its earliest proponents and there is no doubt the Romans enthusiastically...
Managers Warned Not to Risk Corporate Reputation
British businesses risk their corporate reputation if they do not prepare for the April 2008 Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act, warns Croner, part of Wolters Kluwer UK, the leading global information services and publishing company, providing...
Managing within the Law
The Frank Fine/SAI Global course is designed to help managers in the following ways:* To understand the seriousness with which fair competition is regarded in the EU.* To recognise situations in which EU Competition Law applies.* To understand the severity...
Mentoring at Work Getting the Balance Right
The OU - bringing a world of learning to the world of workIn the Summer 2007 issue, on pages 6/7, manager announced that new Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses, tailored specifically to meet the ever-changing needs of iam members, have...
Mentoring - the Objective Support That Managers Need
In her second article for manager, Tina Catling relates her own experiences of being mentored by truly inspirational people.think!by Tina Catling and Mark DaviesISBN-10: 1841124370ISBN-13:978-1841124377148 pages. Full colour. Hardcover. Published by...
Performance Coaching and Training in the Workplace
What is coaching?A sea of confusion surrounds the term 'coaching' in business today. The expression has not even made its way into dictionaries yet, where 'coach' is defined simply as 'tutor' and yet there is nothing new about the practice other than...
Power Up Your Beliefs
There is a surprising comfort in feeling we are a victim to greater forces which we can't control - but for those of us who are tired of being stuck, it has to be recognised that this is often a prison of our own making. Events will always occur and...
Reinventing Business Coaching
The global coaching market is already worth an estimated £770 million and Shirlaws, which in just four years has achieved around 30% of the UK business coaching sector, anticipates expansion will accelerate even faster in the next five years. We are...
School Business Manager Graduations
Saturday 17th November 2007At the end of last year, another in the series of extremely successful SBM dual award Graduation Ceremonies took place at the NCSL Conference Centre in Nottingham, UK.Graduates received their Certificate of School Business...
The Iam on the Khyber Pass
The United Nations call it "an area of concern". The Khyber Pass is well known to British servicemen; it has played an important part in their history as it occupies a strategic position on the Silk Road, linking China to the west.Situated just two minutes...
Web Based Course Helps Managers Face EU Competition Law Minefield
The managements of many organisations operating in Europe fail to adequately assess the risk of breaching EU Competition Law. So says lawyer Frank Fine, who recently joined forces with SAI Global, one of the world's leading business publishing, compliance,...
Who Are You Being?
"Leadership is first being, then doing" suggests management guru, Warren Bennis. But what exactly does he mean by this?I believe that this points to a fundamental unease in leadership. Most leaders I spend time with are intelligent, articulate and good...
Your Chance to Nominate Your Tutor or Fellow Students for an Iam Award
iam awards have been presented for many years, and it is now your opportunity to nominate candidates for the iam 2008 international awards. Nominations are invited from students and tutors involved in all qualifications, including the Dual Awards within...
Your Member Benefits
Enclosed with this edition of manager, you will receive your personalised iam membership card. Please keep the card with you - it will provide proof of membership, an easy reminder of your membership number and contact details for the iam. It is also...
Your Networking Opportunities at Iam Events
In our recent research, you told us that you want to be invited to networking opportunities designed to:* allow you to share experiences with like-minded colleagues in similar roles,* meet managers and people from different sectors of industry or the...
Your New Manager
As you will have noticed, your new-look manager has also been re-branded to reflect the current iam logo and image.Further to our research, there will be additional changes to manager- in its delivery and layout. In the recent survey, over 30% of you...
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