Tag: management

Ask These Questions to Improve Your One-on-Ones

Have your weekly one-on-one meetings become routine? You should be asking yourself this question on a regular basis.

Do You Possess These Disruptive Leadership Traits?

Steve Jobs, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have all been lauded as disruptive leaders. These individuals share characteristics that helped them create change. Do you have these characteristics?

Is Your Praising Style Helping or Hurting Your Team Members?

You’ve heard this one before: it’s important to praise employees for a job well done. In fact, positive reinforcement does much more to motivate a team member than negative reinforcement.

How Are You Handling Employee Activism?

Younger consumers will do business with your company if you show authentic support for a social cause. These same activist consumers could also be your star employees. Attracting and keeping these employees requires specific action on your part.

Is Your Everyday Narcissism Under Control?

If you’re suffering from everyday narcissism, as described by Nancy Van Dyken, it could be seriously impacting your ability to lead your team. Here’s what to look for.

Diversity Hiring: Why Your Actions Should Support Your Words

Is it time to fill a key position in your company? Is it also time to change the direction of the vacant position? If you answered yes to either of these questions, here’s why you should slow down your hiring process and start thinking outside the box.

How to Change Mindset and Culture to Stay Agile

Are there best practices for staying agile in a constantly changing business environment? Baba Prasad, CEO of the Vivékin Group believes so.

Is Anyone “Leaning In” At Your Meetings?

You’ve seen this behavior before. You’re trying to get people’s attention in your meeting. Instead of listening to the information you’re presenting, staff members are looking at their phones.

Are Your Remote Teams Feeling The Love?

Appreciation at Work polled employees and managers who either work remotely or manage others who are in a different location. Almost all (98%) of the respondents said, “Yes, it is possible to effectively communicate appreciation to colleagues who work remotely.”

How to Boost Productivity through Quiet Leadership

We often think of the best leaders as the ones who stand up in front of their employees and deliver inspiring speeches. We also need quiet leaders, as described by Art Markman in his recent Fast Company article.

How to Stop Change Management From Turning into Chaos

You have to be at the top of your game to manage the details of the upcoming reduction in force or merger. No matter how careful you are about keeping things quiet, employees soon start speculating about the future of the company and their prospects. How you do manage your way through this process?

Manage Smarter 19 – Tom Peters: The Excellence Dividend

Tom Peters is a best-selling author and world renowned expert on business management practices. Peters is co-author of In Search of Excellence—the book that changed the way the world does business, and often tagged as the best business book ever. In episode 19, we discuss: Tom’s new book – The Excellence Dividend, how to avoid being replaced by technology, the characteristics of a successful team and the critical need for soft skills mastery by managers at all levels.

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