Mastering The Difference Between Leadership And Management It is a common belief that management and leadership are the same role. While it is common that a manager also plays the part of the leader, these two roles are truly separate in function and in the way they add to the success of an orginization. By understanding the difference between management and leadership you will become more effective in helping others see the road ahead.
What-you-should-know-on-Leadership Much has been written about leadership: rules, pointers, styles, and biographies of inspiring leaders throughout world history. But there are certain leadership ideas that we ourselves fail to recognize and realize in the course of reading books. Here is a short list of things you thought you knew about leadership.
1-5 Steps To Maximum Productivity In every business too much time is wasted by owners and senior management on non productive acivities. The result is lower productivity and a significant loss of profits. Here are 5 simple ways to get rid of non productive tasks and boost your productivity.
10 Ways To Stimulate Employee Motivation Today’s fast-moving business environment demands that the effective manager be both a well-organized administrator and highly adept in understanding people’s basic needs and behaviour in the workplace. Gaining commitment, nurturing talent, and ensuring employee motivation and productivity require open communication and trust between managers and staff.
Being An Executive Is Not Just A Look When I think of an executive I think of powerful looking man in a sharp suit making large business deals with international big-wigs. I think of bank accounts in the Carribean and 2nd homes in Italy. I think about the dark limousines and the power ties and golfing with the president or a powerful person in Congress.
Better Approach for Bigger Results Catalogs are one way of getting your products recognized in the market. Most customers would ask for a catalog before purchasing so if you have one in hand you can easily address your customers needs.
Build Bridges Not Walls - Employee Recognition Regular, one-on-one assessments with your staff provide an efficient two-way forum with which to set and review realistic achievement targets, provide feedback on performance, and listen to and consider any problems employees may have.
Chairing A Meeting The Most effective Way Meetings are very expensive. To count the true collective cost of any meeting you need to add the cost of each person's salary for the time they spend in the meeting, the cost of time which could be spent undertaking other tasks and the emotional cost of being part of a meeting especially if the only decision which gets made is the date of the next meeting.
Change Management - Getting It Right Change management is something many companies may face throughout their existence. Whether something simple or a complete change, various things can be done to allow for a successful change.
Communicating CEOs CEOs may do more than communicate, but almost everything they do will be driven or influenced by communication processes inside and outside the organization.
Corporate Identity Management Competition is great in the market world today and in order to get your business noticed, you will need good corporate identity management. You need to bring together all of the good qualities of your company as well as emphasizing what a great benefit your company will be to those who use your services.
Five Questions to Ask Before Forming a Team
A project or challenge comes up and many people, without thinking, immediately form a team to research, solve the problem and implement the solution. Teams can be a very powerful way to solve problems and implement massive improvements. But teams aren’t the right answer to every situation.
Five Steps for Handling Workplace Conflict Almost anyone you talk to in the workplace has encountered one form of conflict or another. Conflict in the workplace is not uncommon, and in fact, in some instances it is even worthwhile. That's right. It can be worthwhile particularly if you can shift the conflict to make it work to your advantage.
Have You Lost Your Focus I believe that one of the key causes of failure of online businesses in their first year is the lack of focus by the owner. There are literally so many things to do in the day that it’s hard to decide which one of the mile-long list is the best task to tackle first.
High Tech Management Leadership What makes a great manager or leader in a High Tech company? Is it great technical knowledge or skill? Or is it the ability to be affable and convince people to do what you want by the strength of likeability and personal relationships?
How To Use An Action Plan Having a plan and executing that plan are two different things.
Planning is good but it won't get you anywhere.
Execution is good but without a plan, you won't get to where you want to be.
It s All About Speed Speed is distance (results) divided by time, period. Some leaders confuse this with the “fool’s gold” formula: action divided by time. This is a costly and destructive illusion that produces one of two fatal results: either attempting to avoid speed altogether by deferring action, and becoming stagnant—or “red-lining” the culture.
Leading With A Chip On Your Shoulder Many leaders mistakenly use anger to prod people to take action. The author calls it "leading with a chip on your shoulder", and he shows why such a leadership trait should be avoided.
Non-Profit Strategic Planning It is important to mention that it is the size of the organization matters more than for-profit or non-profit status in determining the objectives, steps and activities in the Strategic Planning process. Small non-profit and for-profit organizations have a similar manner of conducting business and planning activities that are different from larger non-profit and for-profit organizations.
Overcoming Perfectionism Perfectionism can get in the way of building or marketing a successful business. It can prevent us from moving ahead quickly or from taking advantage of business opportunities. Instead of striving for perfection, consider adopting an attitude of striving for excellence. Look at failure as just another teacher. Let's explore how being less than perfect can move you ahead in your business!
Quotes About Bad Meetings Long pointless meetings are useful in that they keep incompetent people from interfering with those who are working.
Recognition As Part Of Performance Management Performance Management is a system developed out of the best practice of top performing organizations to provide managers with a structured approach to the key retention criteria. Simplistically, most people will feel motivated and will want to stay in their job if their manager pays attention to their work, provides them with a job to match their skills, knowledge and experience, gives them opportunities to grow and develop, and judges their performance objectively.