Are you a manager or a leader? Many see these titles as synonymous, but the subtle difference in definition is quite important. Quite simply, all managers should strive to be leaders. Leaders are goal-oriented individuals who can visualize the “big picture.” Their credibility allows them to communicate effectively their ideas to others, thus motivating their team to action.
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The effects of bullying can vary in severity but can be devastating to both a person’s physical and mental well-being. The abuse may be such a regular event that it is soon established as ‘normal’. Bullying or abuse of any kind whether it be mental or physical is totally unacceptable.
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In the world of bad management, styles differ: from the loud and radical CEO, who can never yell too loudly, to the timid middle manager, afraid of uttering a word of constructive criticism. Countless employees experience such leadership horrors in the biggest national corporations and in the smallest enterprises. No matter where the disgruntled employee works, the message remains the … Continue reading
When an office runs like a well-oiled machine, it’s easy to see that a good manager is in charge, guiding a slick staff with a wise hand.
But how did the manager find and choose that slick staff that functions almost as one unit? Here are some tips to aid in hiring top-notch achievers:
* Look carefully at the resume. … Continue reading
Each of us is abundantly endowed with weaknesses and failings. Effective managers have just as many as everyone else. The difference is that effective managers are willing to ignore individual weaknesses, including their own, and focus instead on bringing out employees’ strengths.
Focus on the positive: An effective manager concentrates on what people can do, not what they can’t, as … Continue reading