Business Category: Be a Better Boss


Why Is Management by Procedures Most Effective?

Have you heard of management by objectives? It was first popularized by Peter Drucker in the 1950’s. This is basic goal setting, where you pick (or agree on with your employees) your objectives and then drive everyone to the result. Results are important, but so is keeping control of your organization. That’s where management by procedures comes into play. Continue reading…

What Is a Bad Boss?

A lot of people get promoted into a management position because of their skills and accomplishments, yet end up being a bad boss. I am sure you have experienced a bad boss at some point in your career. Perhaps even more than one… Have you ever had the opportunity to work with a good boss? What makes a good boss good or a bad boss bad?  Continue reading…

What Are the Top 10 Ways to Solve Management Problems?

There are many ways to solve management problems. Solving problems is not specifically a management task, but managers are faced with a lot of daily problems that need to be solved. As a manager you have a slightly different set of resources than your employees. So how do you, as a manager, go about solving your issues? There are ten ways to solve management problems. Continue reading…

Show Employees How to Accomplish Your Vision

Have you ever taken over new job only to find that the former manager had nothing documented? What if there was a disaster? What if a key person quit? Business continuity is in jeopardy. Will you have to spend the time to write policies and procedures from disaster recovery to computer, network, and email use. But there is an easier way. Continue reading…

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How Management Procedures are Used

Quality management procedures are critical to improvement. If you are a manager of a group of people then you basically have two ways of using procedures, either you are using them to drive consistency and improvement or you’re not. Which way is yours? Continue reading…

How Can You Be an Effective Business Leader?

Real leaders — not those people who run for office every other year, promising “real” leadership for a change — possess a combination of qualities and leadership characteristics that make us want to follow them. Whether we naturally gravitate to these quality individuals or we subconsciously recognize their leadership, we follow them. So, what does it take to be an effective business leader? Continue reading…