Management-Issues Lastest from Management-Issues 21 Feb 2017 00:11:00 -0600 Sedasoft SiteEngine (c)2002-2016 Management-Issues info@management-issues Productive conversations to build cultural intelligence How do we engage in productive dialogue with people who have very different perspectives from our own? The many conversations I’ve had since the U.S. election have given me some ideas. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:30 GMT The right way to brag When you’re a manager, bragging about others is good. But bragging about yourself is bad, especially when it involves taking the credit for things other people have done in order to get ahead. Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:30 GMT Essential attributes of successful women leaders Almost all the successful career women who have achieved a seat at the top table have applied their business savvy in two strategic ways that help to position them as leaders who truly makes a mark. Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:30 GMT How to take expert advice You could drive yourself crazy trying to follow every piece of advice you get. And often the experts disagree. So how is a rational, intelligent and diligent human supposed to take all this advice without their craniums imploding? Fri, 10 Feb 2017 10:30 GMT The essential skill for our age Far from being a new iteration of the industrial revolution, our transformation into a hyper-connected world is the most significant inflection point in human history - one that demands ways of thinking and organizing that are a world away from the mechanistic models of the past. Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:30 GMT Developing agility Top-down, command-and-control leadership slows organizations down and limits creativity. Instead, we need to develop the agility to rethink, reinvigorate and reinvent in response to changing circumstances. Mon, 06 Feb 2017 10:30 GMT Leading from the heart In a future of intelligent machines, the fastest growing segment of the economy will be the emergence of artist-leaders who build value through experiences that connect people with their hearts. Mon, 30 Jan 2017 10:30 GMT Parking spots: 6 ways to find space for innovation Many people know what it’s like to have a great idea. But putting an idea into practice is something else entirely, particularly if you already have a serious job in a large corporation. So here’s a simple formula for getting yourself or your team to move. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:30 GMT The mortar in a project's wall What holds a wall together is the mortar between the bricks. And what holds a project together is the effective, clear and proactive communication between individuals. Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:30 GMT Dealing with a space invader We all know them. They’re the space invaders, the people who waste your time at work, ignore your boundaries and make you feel uncomfortable. But how do you spot one - and how do you deal with them? Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:30 GMT The second wave of the digital revolution Thanks to the internet, we have experienced more change in the past 16 years than in the previous five decades of the last century. But that's nothing compared to what the second wave of the digital revolution will bring. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:30 GMT Meaning what we say? An unintended consequence of the aftermath of the deregulation of the financial markets in the late 1980s was the deregulation of once-powerful words that has stripped them of much of their impact. Mon, 09 Jan 2017 10:30 GMT Resolutions and the blame game This year, as every year, 98 per cent of those who make New Year's resolutions will have given up or failed by Valentine's Day. One of the main reasons for this is that we're stuck in a victim mentality that stops us following through on our intentions. Tue, 03 Jan 2017 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 "new year's resolutions" you should at least consider for your remote team. Sun, 01 Jan 2017 10:30 GMT The magic of festival As we enter into this festive time of year, its worth remembering that Festival often comes during times of great disruption - a surge of energy so strong that it acts as a counterpoint to the world of official and hierarchical order. Thu, 22 Dec 2016 10:30 GMT Time for change Change is the basis of renewal. So even altering the way we approach some mundane task or activity can make life better and help us to think differently. A little change can make our world that much better. Mon, 19 Dec 2016 10:30 GMT The agile dilemma: mindset or method? There’s an intriguing dialogue happening in the world of Agile software development that may be relevant for anyone interested in how business works in a rapidly changing world. Thu, 15 Dec 2016 10:30 GMT Emotional differences across cultures Different cultures appear to have very different ways of showing emotion and managing feelings. But in reality we all have much more in common than meets the eye when it comes to how we handle some key human emotions. Mon, 12 Dec 2016 10:30 GMT Your voice and your identity Technology has made it possible to identify anyone by their unique voice pattern within about three seconds. That has some interesting implications - for good and for ill. Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:30 GMT Are remote workers less loyal? Remote and virtual workers leave their jobs at a slightly higher rate than those who work in a fixed location. Are they simply ungrateful weasels, or can something else explain this increase in turnover? Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:30 GMT Changing a culture starts with changing behaviours Time and time again, companies invest huge amounts of time and money in the launch of new initiatives. But after the initial excitement wears off, nothing changes. Why? It's all about behaviour. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:30 GMT So what went wrong? Even in the high inflation years of the early 1980s, jobs were relatively secure. Not any more. Now when things go wrong in a business, the axe almost always falls swiftly on the people who do the work, and very rarely on the executives who made bad decisions. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:30 GMT Not negotiable! Why business must negotiate more effectively Most people, in most circumstances, negotiate badly, most of the time. But negotiation skills can be learned. Here's how to negotiate more effectively, whatever the shape or size of your organisation. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:30 GMT The harmful effects of workplace incivility Far from being trivial, incivility and low-level unpleasantness in the workplace can have disastrous results. But managers can - and should - do something about it. Wed, 23 Nov 2016 10:30 GMT How the best company to work for works The companies that populate the lists of the best companies to work for all share one thing: they understand that culture as the most important ingredient of their business success. Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:30 GMT