Tagged Management skills


Major League Leadership with Dr. Howard Fero

What do a 15-million-dollar baseball player, a rookie, a new hire, or a star performer all have in common? All of them need to have strong managers who will not only hold them accountable for what they need to do, but empower them to do even more. In Lead Me Out to the Ballgame: Stories…

maintaining your Credibility in the Workplace

Maintaining Your Credibility in the Workplace

It’s been a long race. From entering into the job market, to building a team that strives to accomplish your biggest goals for the company, you’ve grabbed opportunities as and when they come. However, the race isn’t over just yet. There’s a lot more that you need to clinch, and a lot more you still need to prove. For…


The “Talent Shortage” is a Myth – Build Your Best Team

The talent shortage: is there truth to it, or is it just a myth? Frequently we hear about a supposed talent shortage that makes it harder for companies to find suitable senior and mid-level managers as well as employees. However, as you can read in this Fortune article, there are always ways of finding talented…

Leading a Virtual Team

Leading a Virtual Team: Take the Opportunity, Master the Challenges

Today’s corporate world is characterised by increasing internationalisation, rapid communication channels and far-reaching flexibility in employment models. This affects how teams are compiled and how they work. Virtual teams are increasingly becoming the norm in some sectors. Click on ALLOW button to have access to more exciting career news!

Accelerate Your Career

Achieve Success – With These Tips from Pro Athletes

The Superbowl showdown will go Do you want to improve your career by leaps and bounds? Congratulations, you’ve already cleared the first hurdle: you’ve set a clear intent for the future! But if you’re not yet sure how to achieve your goals, that perhaps they’re out of reach? Today we’ll examine the success strategies of professional…

360-degree feedback

360-Degree Feedback as an Instrument for Managerial Development

As a senior manager, it is important to continuously develop your capabilities. Those that can prove consistent success will be noticed by superiors and headhunters and will climb the career ladder. To build on leadership qualities, it is important to have a realistic self-assessment about ones current situation. 360-degree feedback provides this type of comprehensive…

How The Best Leaders Deliver Bad News

How The Best Leaders Deliver Bad News

Senior management has plenty of perks – networking opportunities, higher salary, more recognition and prestige. But these are also incentives that aim to motivate and satisfy people with very difficult positions. A career that leads to the C-suite can also be more demanding – these roles usually mean working longer hours, lots of traveling, and perhaps the toughest task of all, acting as the disciplinarian/decision-maker. So how can senior professionals balance professionalism with prudence when making tough decisions? Next time you’re confronted with the following scenarios, relax and remain calm. It’s not an easy job, but someone’s got to do it – here’s how the best leaders deliver bad news.

Earn Respect as a Manager

Earn Respect as a Manager

You’ve landed that coveted leadership role and now as a manager, it is your responsibility to motivate your team members. You are to guide them and be their inspiration for hard work. Before you can do this, you must first earn their respect. Read more to find out what qualities you can adopt to earn…

Productivity Tips

Increasing Productivity: Tips to Work Smarter, Not Harder

It’s 6 p.m. and you are still sitting at your desk with a myriad of remaining tasks. Even though you arrived to work early and worked through lunch, there still wasn’t enough time. If you want to increase your productivity, think about why there may be a lack of productivity in the workplace.

Handling Difficult Employees

Managing Difficult Employees – Acknowledge, Approach, and Assess

In a perfect world, your employees would work together in perfect harmony, and your company would be smooth sailing. But if you’ve got an unhappy or disgruntled employee on board, managers must act immediately. A bad attitude can be contagious, and before you know it, you might wind up with a mutiny on your hands. How can senior managers quickly and effectively neutralize any threats to an otherwise satisfied crew? Managing difficult employees is no easy task

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