Management-Issues Lastest from Management-Issues 05 Oct 2017 00:11:00 -0600 Sedasoft SiteEngine (c)2002-2017 Management-Issues Hire for how they learn, not what they know Learning new things is at the heart of innovation. That's why how a person learns is far more important than what they know. So you need to hire people not for what they know now, but because they can adapt to the future. Wed, 11 Oct 2017 10:30 GMT The bad influence of aggressive bosses Identifying with an aggressor is a basic strategy for human survival. But in the workplace, such behaviour is destructive and needs to be called out. Thu, 05 Oct 2017 10:30 GMT Words of mass disruption Unless we can start to discern truth from falsehood, the slow but persistent infiltration of spurious news will inevitably lead humanity down the road of serious physical consequences. Tue, 03 Oct 2017 10:30 GMT Learning is everywhere What you know now is good for now, but might be completely outdated by tomorrow. This means there's a constant need to learn new things - both formally and - increasingly - informally. Mon, 02 Oct 2017 10:30 GMT Digital transformation and the power of collective intelligence As hierarchies give way to networks in our digital future, we need to understand how collective intelligence works and how to harness it - as well as how to protect ourselves from its dark side. Wed, 27 Sep 2017 10:30 GMT Old dogs, new ideas It's no surprise that beginners learn quickly. But the idea that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks is terribly wrong. The age of that old dog does not determine his or her ability to learn. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:30 GMT Adaptive strain, adaptive change People are often the greatest barrier to change, but without them, change can't happen. So handling the effect that change has on individuals is what really determines its success or failure. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:30 GMT Building trust remotely Trust is one of the biggest challenges to working remotely. Trusting the people your work with (and for) has never been easy. When you work remotely it's even tougher. Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:30 GMT How automation will rescue middle management Far from fearing the rise of AI, we should view automation as an opportunity to liberate managers to focus on things that AI can’t emulate - emotion and empathy. Thu, 07 Sep 2017 10:30 GMT Five simple, curmudgeonly email rules Many things in life are necessary but annoying - especially email. So here are five simple things everyone can do with their emails that will help make everyone less generally cranky: Fri, 01 Sep 2017 10:30 GMT Confessions of an ENFP lion-otter hybrid I have officially taken every personality profile known to man. Other than telling me that I'm an ENFP, Independent-Working Blue-Green Lion-Otter hybrid, the one thing they have in common is unanimous agreement that I DO have a personality. Fri, 01 Sep 2017 10:30 GMT Employing outsiders: a survival guide Outsiders can be a manager's worst nightmare. But misfits don't have to be disruptive workplace mavericks. Most are creative, crafty and brave. So rather than try to get rid of them, here’s how to understand what makes them tick and harness their talents. Wed, 30 Aug 2017 10:30 GMT Charlottesville, Google, and why some need CQ more than others Cultural intelligence is about how the 7 billion human beings on this planet get along together. So whether it's at home or at work, we all need CQ. But some of us need it much more than others. Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:30 GMT Why empathy makes for stronger organisations The ability of executives to see themselves from the outside and others from the inside, plays an important role in effective team formation. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:30 GMT Horizontal leadership and the spaces in between Horizontal leaders don’t just think outside the box, they think outside the building, seeking answers and opportunities in the ill-defined, ambiguous spaces at the boundaries of sectors, disciplines and capabilities. Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:30 GMT Getting virtual meetings to start on time Why do webmeetings always seem to start late? While there’s no silver bullet that will solve the problem, there are some simple things you can do to help your odds of starting (and finishing) on time. Mon, 07 Aug 2017 10:30 GMT Ideas are fragile (handle with care) Which kind of ideas culture do you have? If someone in your organisation has an idea, is it welcomed? Or has hierarchy and history conspired to disconnect the part that thinks from the part that does, making innovation impossible? Mon, 07 Aug 2017 10:30 GMT Leadership, innovation and the future Leaders are critical to innovative thinking. Great ideas don't emerge from companies whose leaders try to control and micromanage. Innovation only thrives in organizations whose members are free to think and express themselves. Thu, 03 Aug 2017 10:30 GMT Quantum physics and quarky behavior If you want to understand some of the less acceptable aspects of human nature the answer may lie in quantum physics. And the same ‘quarkiness’ that explains bad behavior can also be used to energize and motivate those around us. Mon, 31 Jul 2017 10:30 GMT It's the little things, stupid For most of us, the big things - like the global economy - are out of our control. So let's turn off the news for a while and focus on the little things that happen at work that make so many managers lives far more complicated than they need to be. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:30 GMT Nobody is smarter or faster than everybody The myth of the individual hero is just that: a myth. The smartest organizations aren't those with the smartest elite individuals, but those that understand that their most valuable asset is the collective intelligence of their people. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:30 GMT We all need proper vacations We've said it before and we'll say it again. Everyone needs a proper holiday. Taking real time out from work is a non-negotiable necessity if we're to to maintain a healthy mind, body and soul. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:30 GMT Strategic change is all in the timing Large organisations have many different heartbeats, and change managers need to listen to them all in order to align the pace and rhythm of their change intervention with their desired outcomes. Wed, 12 Jul 2017 10:30 GMT Everyday leadership Over the years, I’ve lost count of the number of leadership theories and styles that I’ve studied, practiced and discarded. What all this has taught me is that leadership is a complicated puzzle - and that the best solution is to keep things simple. Mon, 10 Jul 2017 10:30 GMT Don't use technology as an excuse for bad management When it comes to managing a remote team, technology is not a communication problem. So stop blaming the tools if you chose the wrong one for the wrong reason. Mon, 10 Jul 2017 10:30 GMT