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Changes at GMD

GMD People Limited was incorporated in January 2001 by Nigel and Michelle Banister. Since then, the business has successfully worked with various organisations in the automotive sector to develop its management and leadership capabilities. GMD has also achieved success in the Public and Charitable sectors too, supporting management development and recruitment activities. Long-term relationships have…

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Managing Conflict in the Workplace

Managing conflict in the workplace

Leadership and conflict go hand in hand, and how leaders manage these situations can have a direct impact on your business. From petty grievances to long-standing issues, conflict not only affects those directly involved but sends ripples through the workplace that can have a negative impact on morale.

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How to Lead in the Face of Change

How to lead in the face of change

Britain is facing an uncertain future. Yes, we are going to mention the ‘B’ word, because it is happening and it is going to bring to change to business. The changes that Brexit will bring for businesses are still largely unknown, but it is important that business leaders are managing how these changes happen, and…

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Brexit and Employment – What Could it Mean for You?

Brexit and employment – what could it mean for you?

Ok so we are going to mention the ‘B’ word, but only because what happens in the coming month or months could have an impact on the career choices we make and potentially employment in general, especially if you are an EU citizen working in the UK. At the moment, we are waiting to find…

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Know Thyself…

Know thyself...

It is an Ancient Greek aphorism to know thyself, but what exactly does that mean? In truth, anything you want it to mean, but broadly it is about knowing your limitations and knowing your potential. Leaders of any organisation need to understand their strengths and their weaknesses to be successful, and with effective leadership being…

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The Constant that is Change

The Constant that is Change

Can we come up with a definition of change?  The dictionary gives us a few, but the most relevant for the workplace, perhaps, is ‘an act or process through which something becomes different’. And ironically, change is probably the only constant thing in the modern workplace!  It happens often, sometimes very quickly, and so it’s…

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External or Internal – Which Development Route is Best?

External or Internal – Which Development Route is Best?

                How are managers sourced?  In many organisations, you do well, and so you get promoted, and you become a team manager.  But you often get hardly any training on the skills you need.  In fact, the CMI (Chartered Management Institute) estimates that only 1 in 5 managers…

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