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Articles in the ‘Management Matters’ Section

I have to start this article with what may be a first in the IH Journal. No – not some groundbreaking EFL eureka moment that would make me the new Scott Thornbury, but an apology to my Nan. Nan, sometimes when I’m on the phone to you in the lounge I am distracted by the computer ...

Oh here we are and here we are and here we go All aboard and we're hittin' the road Here we go DoSin' all over the world And I like it, I like it, I like it I li-li-li-like it, li-li-li-like it Here we go DoSin' all over the world (Rock dinosaurs / legends (delete according to taste) Status Quo demonstrating ...

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going” is a well-known idiomatic proverb which refers to the importance of working hard when things are difficult, and the phrase seems to have an ever-present and continued meaning in organisations around the world today. It seems that in today’s reality, hard work never ceases, whether things ...

Delegation is something which many managers feel they do, and think they are good at doing. Ask their staff though, (especially those to whom they delegate) and you may get a very different answer.  Delegating effectively brings with it obvious benefits for the manager, the delegate and the organisation. Yet too often, delegation deteriorates into ...

I’ve been lucky that I’ve always been a DOS in already mostly functional and happy workplaces and staff rooms, thanks to the excellent work that has gone before me and all I have been left with is the task of keeping it going and making it better. The core values that IH embraces as its ...

by Christopher Holloway What do our clients expect from us? Are we living up to those expectations? Are we adding value for our clients in every class? Clear your mind. Now think of the key characteristics that you would expect of an external trainer coming into your company to have. Among others, you probably came up with: ...

by Wayne Rimmer There is no doubt about the buzz word of the moment: crisis. The word brings forth a host of unpleasant images: screaming newspaper headlines, angry striking workers, gloomy faces poring over job ads, harassed politicians, empty shopping trolleys… But what does it all mean for ELT, IH in particular, and individuals involved? Etymologically, ...

by Ron White. 1 Introduction The demanding scope of the job of DOS was neatly summed up by Helen Mattacott in the title of her article, ‘101 things to consider as a Director of Studies’ (Mattacott 1995).    Ten years after her article was published, I decided to  survey language teaching organizations (LTOs) in the EAQUALS and ...

The Fonix, run for the first time in 2008, is a competition for students of English. It is also a marketing opportunity for schools. I caught up with Jonathan Dykes, the Chief Executive of the IHLS Group, to find out more. Ed: Where did the idea come from? What were the main aims of the project? JD: ...