Management-Issues Lastest from Management-Issues 17 Aug 2017 00:11:00 -0600 Sedasoft SiteEngine (c)2002-2016 Management-Issues info@management-issues 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 The truth about change The reason change so often fails is that we resist letting go of old ideas and beliefs. But you cannot change and remain the same. Change means the letting go of the old and encouraging something new to develop. And that's as true for organizations as it is for individuals. Wed, 05 Jul 2017 10:30 GMT Why wisdom can't be taught Intelligence and wisdom are quite different things. But while wisdom requires education, education does not necessarily make people wise. So how can we expedite the road to wisdom? Fri, 30 Jun 2017 10:30 GMT Turning around a dysfunctional team Bringing together a group of smart, creative and driven people doesn’t mean they’ll instantly work in sync. In fact, three-quarters of cross-functional teams are dysfunctional in one way or another. Here are some ways to address that. Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:30 GMT What every company should learn from United Airlines In a hyper-connected world, everyone in an organization should remember they work for their customers, not their bosses. Companies never go out of business because they lose their bosses. They only disappear when they lose their customers. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:30 GMT Developing a digital mindset How can a business succeed online when 'online' appears to be changing by the day? What do we need to do tomorrow? How much should we be spending? What if we get it wrong? The place to start is by developing a digital mindset. Fri, 09 Jun 2017 10:30 GMT The two big communication questions Communication increasingly seems to be a question of technology. But it isn’t. It's a complicated process with lots of moving parts. And it starts with two very important questions Thu, 01 Jun 2017 10:30 GMT So you're a manager. Now what? As managers, we can either choose to value and develop our team members or we can look for ways to elevate our own stature. Do you know which category you fall into? Thu, 01 Jun 2017 10:30 GMT A time for every season In too many organizations, older workers get written off ‘village idiots’. But that’s a big mistake - after all these are the people who know its history, remember how things used to be and know what works and what doesn’t. Wed, 24 May 2017 10:30 GMT Why holacracy may not work for extraverts For all its good intentions, holacracy has a fatal flaw. It is a system designed for introverts that leaves extraverts isolated and frustrated at what feels like tedious and lifeless interaction. Fri, 19 May 2017 10:30 GMT A recipe for employee motivation Absenteeism is less prevalent in family firms than in non-family firms. That’s because how much time employees take off and hence the effort they put into their jobs is largely a factor of an organisation’s culture. Tue, 16 May 2017 10:30 GMT A white guy's humble advice to black professionals Companies are chasing diverse candidates. But how can those candidates use cultural intelligence to help them find the kind of employer who will include their perspectives as a critical part of their strategy rather than using them to up their diversity counts? Tue, 16 May 2017 10:30 GMT Life as a Public Sector COO Many CEOs benefit from a 'wingman' - a COO who compliments their leadership on a daily, operational basis. And as Patrick Davies, Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Washington, explains, the same is true of his role in the Foreign Service. Wed, 10 May 2017 10:30 GMT Do your filters stop you from hearing? Every time you have a conversation, what you hear gets distorted by the unconscious listening filters each of us develops early in life and carries with us into adulthood. And that means that too often, we listen but we don't really hear. Mon, 08 May 2017 10:30 GMT