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Do You Hear People Properly? LISTEN is a Useful Tool

Active Listening The aim of active listening is to achieve an understanding of what is and what is not said. In a world where noise, interruptions and distractions are all part of our daily lives. It is easy to misinterpret or not properly hear what is being said.  Sometimes this is due to our prejudices,…

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The Annual Appraisal

Here is a GMD post published in 2017.Annual Appraisal ‘Accenture has taken a bold step of saying good-bye to annual performance reviews’ it reads in a well written post on LinkedIn in December 2016. And they are not alone, there is other evidence in articles written in good quality HR publications and on LinkedIn, about…

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What’s the Best Thing About Working in the Motor Trade?

Automotive Management

          This article originally appeared in the January 2017 edition of the AM magazine (Page 79).  We feel it is continually relevant to the motor industry and should be upfront in people’s minds. What’s the best thing about working in the automotive industry?  As one of the sponsors at the AM…

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Maximise Your Recruitment Investment

          This article first appeared in the November 2016 edition (Page 83) of AM Magazine. Once you have spent the time, energy and money to find good staff, make sure they get off to a great start…. Having robust and effective recruitment and induction processes should go hand-in-hand. In the October 2016…

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AM Magazine – Recruiting Staff? Take a step back

Automotive Management

This article originally appeared in the October 2016 AM Magazine (Page 109) When you next have a vacancy to fill in your business, take a step back and think about the bigger picture. Some food for thought for time hungry managers. Recruiting staff? Stop! Take a step back How many times have you regretted a…

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AM Magazine – Are People Your Greatest Asset?

This article first appeared in the September 2016 AM Magazine  We ask, are people your greatest asset? For the past 15 years GMD People has been supporting automotive businesses develop their leaders. Over the next few months within AM’s Executive Panel we will be focussing upon how you can get the most out of your…

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AM Magazine – Top tips for Retaining Staff in Automotive

p tips for retaining staff in Originally published in the August 2016 edition (pages 64 – 75), AM shares top tips for running a professional dealership and GMD share tips about staff retention. Staff Retention – Considerations to be taken to retain your staff, as it is becomes increasingly harder to attract good quality recruits.…

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Management & Leadership Accreditation

GMD People Ltd successfully works with various organisations in the automotive industry to develop its management and leadership capabilities    As part of our continuing growth in this area, we are very pleased to announce that we have been awarded the status of Approved Centre by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) for Management and…

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Becoming a Leader – being ON it and not IN it!

The Economist recently published an article called ‘End of the accidental boss’ which highlighted the mediocre performance of managers in the UK compared to other leading countries. leader All too often people are promoted into managing a team without having the real capability to do the job well.  Most people can think of somebody that this…

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Why Everything You Thought You Know About Teambuilding Is Wrong

We’re all pretty clued up these days when it comes to the importance of building teams that work together to drive a business forward. No one is questioning the benefits, but there is a great deal of confusion around what it actually means to develop a team that operates at its full potential. There are…

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