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One important way to judge your success as a manger is by the success of your employees. An effective manager isn’t just a boss who can extract the most productivity from his people, but the one who produces great future managers. How can you be sure that under your leadership managers will blossom?
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Grooming employees for bigger and better things in your organization is a key responsibility for managers. Here’s how to determine if employees are ready to advance within your organization:
How do you know when you’ve chosen the best solution to a problem? Test it.
Unsure how to interpret someone’s behavior? Beware of assuming the worst. Would-be leaders can waste time and energy by drawing the wrong conclusion from, say, someone's stony silence or edgy tone of voice.
HR Law 101: There are two important reasons you need to protect your company’s trade secrets: (1) You make it less likely that confidential information will be misappropriated. (2) It will be easier for you to seek relief in court if your secrets are stolen ...
You’ve worked hard to become a great manager. The next step in your career is to become a great leader.
There are times when being a wimp can help you. “It can help you successfully navigate volatile situations, protect important relationships and get you what you want professionally,” says communication consultant Geoffrey Tumlin.
Tech firms are known for hiring the smartest people, not necessarily the most adept at leading others. If leadership development seems challenging in your operation, ask yourself these questions.
Group brainstorming meetings can become productive drivers of company innovation or simply a waste of time. Tips on successfully managing them:
Does bullying occur at your office? What can managers do when they become aware of bullying? Brad Karsh, president of JB Training Solutions and co-author of Manager 3.0: A Millennial’s Guide to Rewriting the Rules of Management, offers the following tips.
Ready to inspire greatness in your team? Leadership expert Mark Hopkins believes success starts with creating a personal vision.
When longtime staff or specialized, skilled workers leave, they often take with them the history and knowledge of certain processes and procedures. Managers, already short-staffed from prior cutbacks during the recession, may not have developed written procedures for each job function.
Given the general acceleration of things, the “first 100 days” as a measure of an executive’s effectiveness, first used in 1933, has sped up. So how would that work for a new CEO?
Thanks to Mike Duke’s detail-mindedness with data and scheduling, Lee Scott thinks his successor as Walmart CEO is a better manager than he was himself. “Mike is not only a good leader but a really good manager,” Scott says.
You’ve seen it happen: A supposedly small-scale project grows steadily out of proportion, sucking in resources and making your team work exhausting hours with no end in sight.Before you know it, the project you’re charged with managing is managing you. While you can’t predict when this will occur, you can take action to lessen its impact on the team.
How to handle workplace romances on your team.
Growing up, no one considered Harry Truman a leader. He was a kid with thick glasses who mostly stayed home, working the farm or reading. But the course of his life changed when he entered the Army during World War I. One rainy night, he faced a moment of true terror.
Never happy with convention, Steve Jobs created Apple University to mold MBAs in his company’s image. His first hire was Joel Podolny, dean of the Yale School of Management. Podolny then hired Harvard University’s Richard Tedlow, a leading business historian. Now Apple has hired Morten Hansen, co-author of Great by Choice.
The business world is always shifting and evolving, but you don’t have to throw out your tried-and-tested strategies to benefit from new techniques. In fact, new tricks can complement your existing style. Here are four modern management techniques to try.
Everyone knew that the company was in trouble. The signs were all there. But company president John Green played his cards close to his vest and refused to talk with employees about the company’s financial challenges. He was afraid that by divulging bad news, he would cause a mass exodus. As a result of the lack of communication, the rumor mill ran rampant.
In his 15 years as CEO of ICICI Bank, K.V. Kamath says he spent 30% of his time mentoring employees. The 65-year-old native of India views mentoring as a natural part of communicating with high-potential subordinates.