Remote work is becoming more common, and with it comes with a significant amount of freedom. People with this privilege are usually in control of how they get things done, and some of them determine their hours. This flexibility often makes it easy to succumb to domestic distractions and interruptions from personal life. How to establish discipline in a remote workspace. Continue reading How to Establish Discipline in a Remote Workspace
It’s time for manager’s and leadership to step up and chart the course for the year ahead. Leaders motivate others by defining goals, setting standards, and determining the minimum acceptable performance. Managers measure and monitor the goals to ensure acceptable performance. In other words, leadership is a self fulfilling prophesy. What’s the difference between leadership and management?
While the employees are the most valuable asset of a company, executives need to find the right management leadership style to ensure staff engagement. Effective leadership is fluid – it’s always changing and improving based on the needs of those being led. But, here’s the thing. There are several leadership styles, each having an impact on an organization as far as success is concerned. Can transformational leadership benefit your remote team? Continue reading Can Transformational Leadership Benefit Your Remote Team?
I once witnessed a novice manager’s development, and it was very successful. This person managed to avoid almost all the typical mistakes of novice managers. Analyzing the situation, I realized: this happened not only because he is a great guy, possessing all the right qualities and skills of a good manager, but also because the absence of deep expertise in the subject area allowed this person to avoid many mistakes which are natural for an expert. What are common mistakes new managers make? Continue reading What are Common Mistakes New Managers Make?
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. Why are Management Procedures Important? Continue reading Why are Management Procedures Important?
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 are some important qualities of a good boss? Continue reading What are Some Important Qualities of a Good Boss?
First, understand that your boss may not know they are a bad boss. A hands-off manager may not realize that failure to provide any direction or feedback is a symptom of a bad boss. What are signs of a bad boss? Continue reading What are Signs of a Bad Boss?
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? What are the ten ways to solve management problems. Continue reading What Are the Top 10 Ways to Solve Management Problems?
The list seems to be everywhere on what makes a great leader and it usually includes some of the same characteristics and skills: honesty, clear communication, strong business acumen, and effective negotiation skills. What they tend to lose, however, is that effective leadership involves the right tactical strategy. Effective leaders learn how to launch a comprehensive series of short-term plans and long-term put their company on the road to the success of the company, but how do you develop leadership skills in your employees? Continue reading How Do You Develop Leadership Skills in Your Employees?
If you’re typical of management, you’re probably thinking you already understand basic strategy. You pick a market, define your customer, and develop methods to reach your customer. But is management strategy that simple? How do you know if your strategy is working? Continue reading How Do You Know if Your Strategy is Working?