Mike Roarty | 26 Feb 2015
Sometimes the best thing to do about a weakness is simply to ignore it. That might sound counter-intuitive, but if we explore the notion of strengths-focused leadership, the reasons quickly become apparent.
Corporations do an admirable job of perpetuating the idea that they run on reason and that their executives are immune the emotional factors that impair the thinking of lesser mortals. But they're not. They're just as susceptible to stress as everyone else and equally prone to making hasty, ill-conceived decisions in the heat of the moment.
For Steve Jobs, Apple's products had to be beautiful as well as functional. His pursuit of beauty highlights that while power may inspire the mind of a leader, it is beauty that inspires their soul, grips the imagination and inspires what needs to get done.
Cross-cultural communication can be fraught with difficulties. And few things demonstrate cultural intelligence more strongly than being able to tell when a problem is cultural and when it’s not - and then deciding how to respond.
Whichever way we look at workplace culture, critical elements such as productivity, job satisfaction and personal responsibility all boil down to one factor: boss behavior. Without knowledgeable and empathetic leaders, healthy cultures, work environments and systems can’t exist.
Jurgen Wolff | 09 Feb 2015
Less than two months into the year and the chances are that the resolutions you made on Jan 1 are already distant memories. But if you want to avoid making the same resolutions again next year, here’s a simple, four-step process to get you back on track.
In a world of instant access to ideas and information, isn’t it time that we acknowledged that English spelling - the code we use to write down our thoughts - is well past its sell by date?
James M. Kerr
Why do so many businesses measure staff performance after the fact? Metrics ought to be produced as a direct by-product of doing the work, giving you time to make mid-course adjustments. Get it right and your business results will sky-rocket.
Like seeds, ideas can only germinate when conditions are right. And while most organizations aren’t short of ideas, they’re much less adept at enriching the soil to enable these ideas grow. What builds this soil is conversation. But not all conversations are the same.
The Connected Manager
23 Feb 2015
Good meetings add value. Bad ones destroy it (and the souls of attendees). But simply doing away with them entirely in favor of email exchanges or discussion sites won't work either - it's is a classic case of 'throwing the baby out with the bathwater'
12 Feb 2015
Does your team have the collaboration technology it needs to communicate effectively? If your answer is "no", you might want to take a step back and reconsider. The chances are that you actually have everything you need at your disposal, but don't even know it.
02 Feb 2015
Feeling overwhelmed and burned out on technology? You’re not alone. There are literally thousands of productivity apps out there, but is this onslaught of tools actually doing anything to solve our communication challenges?
21 Jan 2015
Why do webmeetings always seem to start late? The bad news is that there’s no silver bullet that will solve the problem. The good news is, there are some simple things you can do to help your odds of starting (and finishing) on time.
News & Ideas
Men and women make ethical decisions differently, new study finds
It seems you really can tell what sort of person someone is by studying the shape of their face
Institutional buyouts often lead to job losses, wage cuts and reductions in productivity
Companies are clamoring for big data and cyber-security gurus
The gap between having a vision and inspiring others to help you achieve it is common to every business leader. Dawna Jones talks to Guido Palazzo, professor of business ethics at HEC Lausanne, about how stories can help you communicate your vision
Whether it's personalised bill-boards, talking windows or mobile phones that know what product we're looking at in a store, the future of shopping has already arrived. And as we hear in this interview with Dr David Lewis, the neuro-psychologist who invented the science of shopping, that's only the beginning.
Author and management consultant, James Kerr, talks about his latest book, The Executive Checklist, and explains how making the business world simpler can help leaders improve the ways in which they guide and shape their organizations.
Copyright © 2000 - 2015 Management-Issues.com, except where otherwise noted. | Powered by SedaSoft