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Newsletter

Spring 2009

In this Issue

How to be a better manager...
1. Take a management health check
2. Create a file of your favourite checklists
3. Buy The Good Manager's Guide...
4. Access the best free management resources on the web
5. Visit the Be a Better Manager Bookstore
6. Commit to your professional development with a training course
7. Build better checklists
8. Encourage colleagues to use www.BeaBetterManager.com
9. Get a free personalised website for your firm, organisation or association
10. Perform to national standards

How to be a better manager...

www.BeaBetterManager.com offers you ten ways to be an even better manager in 2009.

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1. Take a management health check

Start here by benchmarking your management skills free of charge.

Just click on "how good a manager are you?" at the top of the page. Ask colleagues to give you confidential feedback, too.

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2. Create a file of your favourite checklists

From the hundreds of checklists on www.BeaBetterManager.com, select those which are most relevant to you, or the areas where you want to improve during 2009.

Just log on to the site, browse the checklists and click on "add to my checklists" at the bottom of the page. (You can review and manage your checklists by clicking "my checklists" at the top of the page.)

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3. Buy The Good Manager's Guide...

...and have the good practice management checklists with you at all times!

Buy "The Good Manager's Guide" - the book that inspired www.BeaBetterManager.com - for just 7.99 plus p&p.

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4. Access the best free management resources on the web

All our checklists are linked to free Internet resources to help sharpen your management skills.

Click on "web resources" on the right-hand side and discover the wealth of free tools and ideas.

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5. Visit the Be a Better Manager Bookstore

If you have a few pounds to spare, snap up some bargains - such as Steven Covey's evergreen "7 Habits of Highly Effective People" at our online bookstore.

Click on the image above to go straight to the store.

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6. Commit to your professional development with a training course

Select the right course for you from the best of the UK's training providers.

Click on the box above or the "courses etc" button on the right-hand side of the home page.

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7. Build better checklists

Nobody's perfect!

If you think you can produce a better checklist than those on www.BeaBetterManager.com, click on the "build a better checklist" button at the bottom of each checklist, edit the checklist and send it back to us. If we agree with your improvement, we'll update the site and credit you.

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8. Encourage colleagues to use www.BeaBetterManager.com

Share your knowledge. When you find a checklist which would be particularly useful for a colleague, e-mail it to them.

For instance, many managers could improve the way they run meetings.

Click "send to a friend" at the bottom of the "Lead Meetings" checklist and e-mail it to them, with your own personalised message.

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9. Get a free personalised website for your firm, organisation or association

www.BeaBetterManager.com offers free personalised versions of the site.

Just e-mail your logo to info@BeaBetterManager.com.

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10. Perform to national standards

Check your performance is consistently in line with the latest UK National Occupational Standards.

Find the standards that relate to your role by clicking the "occupational standards" button on the right-hand side of each checklist or the home page.

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Autumn 2009
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