Management-Issues Lastest from Management-Issues 11 Dec 2018 00:11:00 -0600 Sedasoft SiteEngine (c)2002-2017 Management-Issues 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 Are you hiding behind technology? We all get tired, rushed and overworked. And when we do, it's tempting to use technology as an excuse to take the easy way out by avoiding confrontation or uncomfortable conversations. Mon, 06 Aug 2018 10:30 GMT On culture Cultures are complicated things: they tend to break down to innumerable sub-cultures like concentric rings. But that doesn’t stop us embracing simplistic cultural stereotypes, be they about nations or organizations. Thu, 26 Jul 2018 10:30 GMT Swerve and swarm You want to know the secret to winning in an age of uncertainty? It's to keep your future open. Planning never guarantees success. Only adaptation guarantees success. Success comes from being confident in your human ability to see opportunity, understand opportunity and grab opportunities. Mon, 23 Jul 2018 10:30 GMT Why power seekers give advice Giving advice makes some people feel powerful because they feel that they have influence over others. But that connection with power means that it can also be dangerous. Thu, 12 Jul 2018 10:30 GMT Earning attention on webinars I’m always being asked how to get people to pay attention during webinars. My answer is to ask a simple question: what are you doing to earn their attention? Thu, 12 Jul 2018 10:30 GMT The dual company In today’s world, strategic plans and once-successful business models can quickly become redundant. So how can companies sustain short-term profitability while building long-term innovation capability? One answer is to create a dual company. Tue, 03 Jul 2018 10:30 GMT I think, therefore I feel How many of us have said, “I’ve been so busy today I haven’t even had time to think?” If you haven’t had time to think, you haven’t had time to lead. Leading without thinking is leading into disaster. Mon, 25 Jun 2018 10:30 GMT 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