Management-Issues Lastest from Management-Issues 09 May 2018 00:11:00 -0600 Sedasoft SiteEngine (c)2002-2017 Management-Issues Why change? Why not? Change often fails because it is based on a plan/do model. We plan, and then expect people to do. But that ignores the exploration, thinking, mistaking, learning, testing and struggling that needs to come in between. Mon, 21 May 2018 10:30 GMT Accountability is more important than accounting What's more important: that people are working on exactly what you want them working on at that exact moment, or that important tasks and outputs are done on time and team goals are met? Wed, 16 May 2018 10:30 GMT Are you addicted to power? In democracies, a free press and the separation of powers reduce the risk of leaders becoming power addicts. But most businesses concentrate power at the top, a design that all too easily leads to power intoxication. Wed, 09 May 2018 10:30 GMT Leaders, go away! Too many bosses fail to understand that every individual thinks and works at different rates or that we all need to distinguish between important and not so important work to operate effectively. Wed, 02 May 2018 10:30 GMT Mapping the power in your organization Forget job titles, do you know who has the real power in your organization and who has real influence where it matters most? Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:30 GMT Quick fixes can lead to great innovations Most innovation is quick-and-dirty. But there's nothing wrong with quick fixes - they point to real customer needs much more accurately than focus groups and reflect new tastes and fashions. Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:30 GMT Do CEOs deserve their pay? In order to understand the greed spiral of CEO pay, we need to look at the systemic issues and dynamics that have led to the modern-day ‘cult of the CEO’. Tue, 10 Apr 2018 10:30 GMT The dawn of the second human epoch The great promise of digital transformation, AI and collective intelligence to transform humanity for the better will only be achieved if we remember two fundamental foundational principles. Thu, 05 Apr 2018 10:30 GMT Relaxing while flying Each time I get in a plane, I sit back and relax, because there not much else to do. What I’m getting to here is we have to learn to relax - and also learn how to separate work from non-work. Tue, 03 Apr 2018 10:30 GMT Beyond coaching psychobabble: let the buyer beware The advertising pitches of many coaches raise false expectations and seem designed to fool the gullible. Contrary to all the hype, creating meaningful behaviour change is neither easy, fast nor linear. Tue, 27 Mar 2018 10:30 GMT The invisible woman Visibility is key to building the type of power that leads to top jobs. Men are masters of this visibility, but women are not. So we won't get more women in leadership positions until they start to step out of the shadows and give themselves and their talents a higher profile. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:30 GMT Open questions, open communication Working remotely, we just don't get any of non-verbal signals we see in a meeting room. That's why asking open questions is one of the most critical skills the manager of a remote team can possess. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:30 GMT Take your team from 'me' to 'we' Understanding why other people operate the way they do is fundamental to any effective team. That's why one of the keys for teams wanting to unlock their success and come together in pursuit of a shared goal is individual self-awareness. Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:30 GMT Passing on the skill of ageing Western societies need a new attitude towards ageing. Because if we continue to sideline and box-in people after their so-called retirement, the cost of containment will bankrupt us all. Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:30 GMT Seven ways to assess your perspective taking You can’t motivate people or negotiate effectively without perspective taking - being able to step outside our own experience and consider something from another person’s point of view. Mon, 12 Mar 2018 10:30 GMT Moving beyond the hazards of human bias Human beings can be both blind to the obvious and blind to their blindness. So the great promise of Artificial Intelligence is that it can move us move beyond the limits of our human biases. Thu, 08 Mar 2018 10:30 GMT Tapping into the power of oratory When you're preparing to give a presentation, have you ever stopped to consider that what's going on in the back of your mind is likely to have a big impact on its chance of being a success? Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:30 GMT Spanning the boundaries that limit organisational innovativeness Multinational organisations span many boundaries - geographic, cultural and institutional. So key to their effectiveness is the ability to bridge these divides while retaining their diversity and local uniqueness. Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:30 GMT Digital transformation: from worker to gamer Digital transformation is likely to bring with it a dramatic reduction in traditional employment. But will also see the emergence of a radically different economic role: that of the gamer. Tue, 06 Feb 2018 10:30 GMT Office politics when you're not in an office People who work remotely often view the absence of office politics as a real plus. But they’re wrong. Understanding organizational and inter-personal dynamics is a critical part of that thing called ‘work’. Thu, 01 Feb 2018 10:30 GMT Leadership Is a journey, not a destination Whether you are a leader of today or tomorrow, thinking consciously about leadership is essential. Every context requires different talents and skills, so leaders must learn to adjust themselves along the way. Mon, 29 Jan 2018 10:30 GMT The human-machine symbiosis Machines are becoming more humanlike. But rather than posing a threat to mankind, could this reformulation of the human-machine symbiosis spark a renaissance of humanity? Wed, 24 Jan 2018 10:30 GMT Are you managing your boss? Your relationship with your boss requires careful management. You need to building a cooperative working relationship and understand their needs and working style if you're going to make it work. Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:30 GMT Twelve ways to cure procrastination The number one reason we often fail to achieve what we know in our hearts we could is procrastination. Here are a a variety of approaches to help you confront what can be a complicated beast. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:30 GMT Five remote team new year's resolutions The new year is a great time to ask some fundamental questions about how your project team works together and what needs to change. So here are five "resolutions" you should at least consider for your remote team. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:30 GMT