Management-Issues Lastest from Management-Issues 18 Jun 2018 00:11:00 -0600 Sedasoft SiteEngine (c)2002-2017 Management-Issues Ask your team a 3,000 year-old question If you're mindful as to your meeting's purpose and desired outcome, you will accomplish far more than if you approach it as an empty ritual. Fri, 22 Jun 2018 10:30 GMT Culture fit vs. authenticity Authenticity - being yourself - can sometimes collide with organizational values. So how far should any of us be expected to give up our authentic preferences for the sake of an organizational purpose? Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:30 GMT Nine habits that build trust There’s a lot more to trust than just delivering on your promises. In fact, doing what you say you will do is only the basic entry-level requirement if you want to inspire trust in those you lead. Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:30 GMT Managing risks in a hyper-connected world As we all know, risk is a fact of life. But as the world becomes more connected, new risks have emerged that demand new tools to mitigate them and to thwart a new generation of threats. Thu, 07 Jun 2018 10:30 GMT What can be done about bullies at work? Workplace bullying is a silent epidemic that causes a host of psychological and physical health problems. So why is addressing the problem and stamping out bullying such an uphill battle for everyone involved? Mon, 04 Jun 2018 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. Mon, 04 Jun 2018 10:30 GMT Shut up first, talk later On team conference calls, it can sometimes seem almost impossible to get people to contribute or share information effectively. Here’s how you can change that. Mon, 04 Jun 2018 10:30 GMT 10 characteristics of customer-focused businesses Customer-focused organisations are dramatically and demonstrably different from their competitors. They don’t just meet customer expectations, they consistently try to exceed them in everything they do. Tue, 29 May 2018 10:30 GMT 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