Management-Issues Lastest from Management-Issues 18 Feb 2019 00:11:00 -0600 Sedasoft SiteEngine (c)2002-2017 Management-Issues How regret can be your friend All of us have made poor choices that we regretted later and felt disappointment or sorrow at what could have been. But regret shouldn’t be seen as a negative - when managed properly, it is a very useful decision-making tool. Mon, 18 Feb 2019 10:30 GMT Win the war for talent by embracing employee feedback What keeps people excited about coming to work every day isn’t perks or gimmicks, but a sense of purpose. So one of the key jobs as a leader is to foster and maintain this feeling every day of the week. Fri, 08 Feb 2019 10:30 GMT Why every company is a software company Rather than tapes or CDs, most music is now consumed digitally. In other words, music is software. And this is only one of countless examples of software-based platforms replacing physical products as the foundation for sustainable competitive advantage. Tue, 05 Feb 2019 10:30 GMT Ten ways to shift from founder to leader Successfully founding a company is a very different to successfully leading it. Some make the shift. Others do not. Missing the turning point or making it too late can cause a company to stagnate or even implode. So how do you avoid this fate? Wed, 30 Jan 2019 10:30 GMT Ten habits of bad management Too many organizations ignore or tolerate bad management. Yet bad managers will never get optimal results, so their tell-tail traits need to recognized and dealt with. Here are ten classic bad habits to look out for. Mon, 28 Jan 2019 10:30 GMT Will Apple be the next Nokia? Amid changing consumer tastes and a stunning slowdown in smartphone sales, what does the future hold for Apple and its global tech rivals? Mon, 14 Jan 2019 10:30 GMT The digital transformation of the firm For firms rooted in the 20th century, survival in today's digitized business environment may be determined by how well and how fast their leaders can make the transition to leading horizontal networks. Wed, 09 Jan 2019 10:30 GMT Trust: the corporate wellness initiative of the future The wellness industry argues that it is making people feel much happier and healthier and companies invest billions every year to create wellness experiences for their employees. But do these initiatives make any tangible difference, or are they a passing fad? Mon, 07 Jan 2019 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. Mon, 07 Jan 2019 10:30 GMT Why you need to stop teaching about cultural differences Far from building real cultural intelligence, teaching people about cultural differences actually leads to stereotyping and perpetuating bias rather than building real understanding. Thu, 20 Dec 2018 10:30 GMT A Christmas gift that lasts all year round What gift will you give your employees this festive season? Throwing an office party might seem like a nice thing to do, but the gift that will really be appreciated - and is much more lasting - is the gift of leadership. Thu, 20 Dec 2018 10:30 GMT Thinking about the good things Some days, things at work just don’t pan out. But rather than letting this undermine your motivation, it’s worth taking a little time to think about the things that do make your job worthwhile. Tue, 11 Dec 2018 10:30 GMT Restoring the promise of social media Only by embracing the notion that all voices matter and redesigning their algorithms to promote collective intelligence can social media companies start to defuse the state of toxic tribalism that has fractured our social discourse. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 10:30 GMT Is your organisation a cult? Many businesses display cult-like characteristics, offering a form of meaning, purpose and belonging but demanding strict adherence to their set of beliefs and swiftly punishing or ostracising those who don’t conform. Thu, 08 Nov 2018 10:30 GMT Compassion Compassion is not typically revered in the corporate world. Bosses are simply supposed to get things done. But if they're not careful, they can become impersonal, non-compassionate and ultimately, non-human. Tue, 09 Oct 2018 10:30 GMT Social media: how did we get here? One of the great ironies of the digital revolution is the environment of toxic tribalism that has been enabled by social media and the collective unconscious blindness it has brought with it. Mon, 08 Oct 2018 10:30 GMT Three lessons in crisis leadership There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to crisis management. But studying examples of crises that have been handled well can teach us some very valuable coping mechanisms that could help avoid a crisis turning into a disaster. Mon, 01 Oct 2018 10:30 GMT Emotional intelligence doesn't translate Emotions are universal. But the ways in which different cultures express them are not. So what’s considered appropriate in one culture could get you in trouble if blindly applied to colleagues and friends elsewhere. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:30 GMT Do you run meetings or lead them? Any meeting, whether in a conference room or online, can be run. But successful meetings need to be led - and there is a huge difference between running a meeting and leading one. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:30 GMT New ways of thinking and acting For more than a century, the basic formula of management has been “plan and control.” But today this no longer works because strategies are no longer planned, they’re discovered. So the new formula for business should be “explore, experiment and execute”. Thu, 06 Sep 2018 10:30 GMT Get out of the way! What kinds of things get in the way of productivity? There are no simple answers, but the one thing we can say is that barriers are almost always by-products of the destructive attitudes and behaviors of leaders. Tue, 04 Sep 2018 10:30 GMT The key to cultivating agility in decision making Decision-making excellence requires self-awareness and the ability to choose how to think in different situations. That's why being able to understand different perspectives is such a crucial skill for today’s business leaders. Mon, 20 Aug 2018 10:30 GMT Five reasons remote teams fail Leading a remote team isn’t that different to leading a co-located one. But we do have to re-think how we do certain things. Here are five ways you can get that wrong. Mon, 20 Aug 2018 10:30 GMT From strategic planning to strategic discovery In today’s world, strategic planning based on the extrapolation of historical trends is a futile exercise. Instead, staying ahead of disruptive change depends on harnessing the power of collective intelligence. Mon, 13 Aug 2018 10:30 GMT Disaster equals energy plus misinformation In his seminal book on accidents and disasters, Barry A Turner observed that disasters almost always represent failures of intention and that a simple equation - “disaster equals energy plus misinformation” - can to help guard against catastrophic events. Mon, 06 Aug 2018 10:30 GMT