Don’t just be a boss — be a leader. Maximize your leadership skills in the five most crucial areas: decision making, executive coaching, leadership training, strategic management and understanding your leadership style.
Situational leadership changes depending on the type of leadership (direction and support) each of your employee’s needs. Emotional leadership is based more on the theory of emotional intelligences and relates to the situation at hand.
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You’ve analyzed the data and completed the forms. Now you need to meet with the employee. While this is the part of performance reviews most managers dread, the session doesn’t have to be tense or uncomfortable. It can be a productive, enlightening and morale-boosting exchange. The key is to go into the review interview fully [...]
Issue: As outsourcing grows and gains popularity, you need to prove your value to the organization.
Benefit: Protect your job and build a reputation as a "big-picture" ...
During a merger or acquisition, senior executives typically huddle
behind closed doors trying to produce synergy in the combined company.
Meanwhile, front-line managers try to keep good employees from
quitting, while promoting teamwork among shellshocked workers.
In the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001, it’s futile to think we’ll resume our business-as-usual lives. We won’t. At least not yet.
Try this: Tell your employees what’s expected of them and give them the opportunity to do what they do best every day.
Strategic thinking might be hard to teach, but it’s easy to compose a memo that burnishes brilliant thinking.
When we ask Working Smart
readers what challenges they face as managers, the issue of moving from
a hands-on doer to a delegating leader often vexes them.
The late David Ogilvy said that one key to his success as an advertising whiz was periodically running ads he knew would fail.
In the 25 years since she joined Ford Motor Co., Janine Bay has climbed
the ladder to become director of vehicle personalization for the
automotive consumer-services group.
Manage enough employees and you’ll eventually oversee rude people.