Be on top of the Show! Motivate your
trade fair team for success
By Karl Heinz Lorenz
How you can make the best of your trade show exhibition by means of thorough
team preparation, active communication, team excellence and absolute customer
How To Cascade Messages via Managers
By Marcia Xenitelis
One of the common mistakes people make when designing a change program is
assuming that if a person is a team leader, supervisor or senior manager they
should naturally know how to communicate face to face with their teams. However
communication skills are rarely one of the key competencies that is taught or
measured by organizations. There is however a very easy way to ensure that there
is structure and content that make it very easy for managers at all levels to
Effective Management and Leadership
Techniques for the IT Industry
By Robert M. Morris
Information Technology management is growing as the information
technology field expands, and today’s IT managers need to encompass
several techniques to become effective leaders and managers in their
field. To accomplish this, they need to be able to do the following,
they must have clear communication channels with the people subordinate
to them and the people they report to; they need to be able to execute
the Be, Know, Do method of leadership taught by the military, which
enables leaders to have the loyalty and respect of troops-regardless of
the battlefield situation; and finally as leaders they must be able to
effectively delegate certain responsibilities to ensure tasks get done
and to ensure that they do not get bogged down with something that could
be handled by a subordinate.
The Imbalance of Life/Work Balance
By Simma Lieberman
Article about the imbalance in the work/life balance
discussion. And this imbalance stems from focusing only on the individual and
not on the role the organization plays in helping its employees achieve true
9 Unique and amazingly useful ways to
evaluate job applicants
By Michael Mercer, Ph.D.
Research proves pre-employment tests are the most accurate method to predict or
forecast how an applicant may perform on-the-job.
From the authors extensive experience he created nine unique – and amazingly
useful – ways to evaluate job applicants. You can add these uncommon,
ultra-useful job applicant prediction methods to your arsenal to help you hire
How to handle the New Millennials
By Gregory Stebbins
Sales Management: How to Manage Independent, Tech-Savvy New Millennial &
Help Them Sell Effectively
For People Practices Deployment
By O.S. Balaji, P. Ramya
Retention Leadership: Three Key Drivers
for Retaining the "Best of the Best" in Your Organization
By Karla Brandau
In the executive offices of high-tech companies across the globe, a new weapon
is reemerging in the executive arsenal with powerful implications for driving
business success: Retention Leadership.
Emotional Dynamism: Playing the Music of
A new framework for leveraging the power of emotions.
Terri Egan, PhD, and Ann E. Feyerherm, PhD
This article introduces the idea of Emotional Dynamism—a new framework for
understanding how a leader can leverage the power of emotions. We also include
questions for assessing Emotional Dynamism and recommendations for self
Team Building Strategies: Top 7 Tips
For Building Trust in Distant Teams
By Arlyne Diamond
Achieving Peak Performance:
Education Without Motivation Serves No Useful Purpose
By Alan Zimmerman
Many "educated" individuals achieve very little on or off the job. They know
what to do, and they know how to do it. The problem is they're not motivated
enough to do much about it. Motivation is not enough.
If you motivate an idiot, all you have is a motivated idiot.
Organizational Change: 6 Things You Must
Do To Become An Effective Leader In The Midst Of Change
By Alan Zimmerman
All progress is the result of change. But not all change is progress. Some
changes don’t make any sense. In fact, some leadership behaviors actually create
more stress for yourself and your coworkers.
So what works?
Selling and Telling
Notifying Employees the Company is for Sale
By Howard I. Bernstein
Most business owners are quite concerned about their employees’ fates and don’t
regard a sale as a clandestine dollar exchange combined with a hasty exit.
Rather, one of the most difficult tasks facing an entrepreneur selling his
business is when and what to tell employees. Despite the possible discomfort
this situation poses, it need not be an agonizing one.
Looking in the Mirror
One of the hallmarks of great leaders is their ability to surround themselves
with a talented, loyal team of executives. Developing and nourishing that talent
takes focus and commitment, as well as the creation of a culture that embraces a
sensible leadership model of inspiration, motivation, and enthusiasm.
Effectiveness can be hampered, however, when leaders don’t “look in the mirror”
and see the actual strengths and weaknesses of the team. Honest feedback and
recommendations from an unbiased outsider can shed light on these areas and
provide leaders with the feedback they need to keep the team strong.
The Art of Feedback
By Steve Banhegyi and Andre Croucamp
When most of us were at school failure was seen as something that was negative,
should be avoided and often worth punishment. And yet most learning theorists
agree that it is only through failure that we really learn – as opposed to
just memorising. Failure is useful when it helps us critically appraise our own
performance. This is evaluation is an example of feedback. A simple way to think
of feedback is experiencing the output of your own performance as a new input.
People with Organizational Culture (pdf-file)
by Asim Khan
The success of any company depends in part on the match between individuals and
the culture of the organization. Organizational culture is the set of operating
principles that determine how people behave within the context of the company.
Underlying the observable behaviors of people are the beliefs, values, and
assumptions that dictate their actions.
3 Tests to Hire the
by Michael Mercer, Ph.D.
Question: What’s the easiest, cheapest and quickest way to have profitable,
productive, and honest employees?
Answer: Hire profitable, productive, honest people! Unfortunately, managers
often hire underachievers or losers. Fortunately, pre-employment tests give
managers a simple-to-use, quick, customizable way to hire the best.
Managing Your Change with
Ease: Getting Employees to Not Only Embrace Change but Ask For It!
By Kay Graham-Gilbert
Is it difficult to get some team members to make changes? Is the success of a
new initiative in jeopardy due to reluctant participants?
By Asim Khan
By allocating the proper resources and support, human resource managers can
ensure the development of effective work teams that increase productivity and
help an organization to thrive in the most competitive markets.
7 Steps To Hire The Best
By Michael Mercer, Ph.D.
You can use this step-by-step method to hire applicants who are likely to be “superstar”
- highly productive
Improving Cross Functional Teamwork
By David Chaudron, PhD
Despite the need for it, vast confusion still exists about improving cooperation
between departments. Improving cooperation inside a cross-functional team is
different than improving cross-functional teamwork across the organization. Part
one ("Good things to do") talks about effective teamwork inside a
cross-functional team. These good things to do work for a "quality
improvement team", "process action team", a design team or a
reengineering team. Part two talks about improving cross-functional teamwork in
the entire company.
Leadership in Bondage
- an excerpt from the book -
LEE & GRANT: Profiles in Leadership from the Battlefields of Virginia
by Maj. Charles R. Bowery, Jr., U.S. Army
Don't burn your fingers on
e-learning: align it to corporate strategy
By George Eybers
Companies are burning their fingers on e-learning, because they do not link
employee development to business strategy. They also do not reward employees for
upskilling themselves, says George Eybers, GM of Skills2learn
Africa. He says introducing the concept of lifelong learning is a
massive undertaking for most organisations. It requires a major shift in
culture, commitment, management buy-in, careful implementation and ongoing
support to be successful.
How Coaching Helps Executives Create
By Jim Jenkins
In today's rapid-fire business environment, executives have little time to hone
their leadership skills. As a result, many latch onto quick solutions that
rarely work. One solution for an executive seeking long-lasting change: Engage a
qualified "executive coach."
A nine-step process for
resolving workplace conflict
Workplace conflict is a time-consuming and costly problem that can have a severe
impact on the bottom line. ADRIAAN GROENEWALD, MD of Moditure Consulting, a
company focused on generating profitable leaders and employees in commerce and
civic society, says the inability to promote effective and constructive
communication between staff members can defocus a company and result in an
unproductive workforce. Here he looks at nine simple steps for resolving
conflict and tackling relationship issues.
3 Steps You Can Use
Developing Leaders In Your Industry
By Stephen Fairley
With the economy bordering on a recession, every company is looking for ways to
increase revenues while decreasing costs. Some companies believe one of the
easiest ways to do this is to cut their employee training budget. However,
businesses interested in long-term viability recognize that to be successful
they must continually develop their people, especially their leaders.
The learning portal: uniting
training systems for e-learning success
By Sybille McCloghrie
Gartner has identified e-learning as one of 2004's hot technologies, but South
African companies which have invested millions in implementing e-learning
solutions are finding that these solutions are not being taken up by targeted
users. Key to creating a true learning organisation, says SYBILLE MCCLOGHRIE,
director of Tilos Business Solutions, is a learning portal that unites various
training systems under one banner.
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7 traps that can bring down
By Adriaan Groenewald
It is a leader's responsibility to compensate for weaknesses and lack of
performance in an organisation. They fail in their role when they do not have a
conscious understanding of the principles of profitable leadership. They believe
that hard work, drive, and incisiveness can compensate for lack of performance,
but these elements alone are not enough for a leader who wants to be profitable
in all areas.
Halt! Who goes there?
Ensure your expatriate workforce meets global immigration requirements
By Corallie Pringle
The requirements for expatriate work visas can vary dramatically from country to
country. Professionals working in the international human resources (HR) arena
need to avoid the pitfalls of bad planning that can result in expatriates being
reduced to the status of illegal immigrants. CORALLIE PRINGLE, MD of Corporate
Relocations, looks at ways in which companies can ensure they adhere to global
12 steps to successful
By George Eybers
Introducing the concept of life-long learning is a massive undertaking for most
organisations. It needs a major shift in culture, requiring commitment, careful
implementation and ongoing support to be successful. GEORGE EYBERS, chairman of
Skills2learn, says there are 12 basic steps to ensuring the success of an
human resources management can strangle your business
By Frances Wright
Human resources management is
particularly critical to the services industry because it is the means of
billing the client - it parallels the machinery and raw materials in the
manufacturing industry without which there would be no product. FRANCES WRIGHT,
operations director at FHC Strategic Communications, says that managing this
resource is critical to ongoing business and profitability.
Job Evolution: The
Real Cause of a Jobless Recovery & How It Will Impact The Future of Jobs
By Luigi A. Lupo
n in-depth look at cyclical and structural changes within organizations and how
these changes have affected job responsibilities and how jobs have evolved. What
the employment market can expect from these new hybrid position and impact on
the future of employment.
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Leadership secrets from
Leadership by example helps forge a team ...
and The Happy Guy shows how penguins are leading the way
By David Leonhardt
There's a brand new fitness program at the San Francisco Zoo – a program that
sort of just took off on its own without any goals or leadership from the
zookeeper. This fitness program is for the birds, but it carries a leadership
lesson for all of us.
the Stress of Employee Evaluations
by Celeste Vaughan-Briggs
What to do about the "problem employee"? Every organization
and program has them, lurking in the shadows. Individuals who have difficulty
performing the duties and tasks that fall within their job description either
consistently or at all. There is little mentioned about the stress felt by
managers when faced with handing out discipline to a "problem employee."
Express to Maximum
by William L. Austin, Jr.
Today, many companies have, or are in the process of establishing, their own
training and organizational development unit or learning center. With that
decision made, the question now becomes: how should the learning center operate
so that it adds maximum value? The analogy of a commuter train illustrates how a
learning center should operate. The rails, the power lines, or catenaries, the
passengers, and the crew all work together to form an effective, high
performance system. Their interaction provides a model for the best practice of
operating a learning center.
The Three Legs Of
By Chris Widener
If you have heard me talk about leadership at all, you will know that I have a
very simple definition of Leadership. Leadership is simply: Influence. That’s
it. Simple. When you lead, you influence. To lead others is to influence them
through various means to follow you to your vision of a preferred thought,
belief or action.
My basic points for this article are found from Aristotle’s “The Rhetoric.”
They are what I call the “Three Legs of Persuasion.” Together they enable us
to fully persuade people. Miss any of the three legs and it is like trying to
sit on a three-legged stool that is missing one leg!
My Job Rocks!
When was the last time you heard someone say that? More importantly: When was
the last time you said it?
Those who can genuinely boast about how much they love their job more often than
not work for organizations that adhere to proven principles that garner greater
profits through employee satisfaction. So what are they?
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of High Performance Teams
by Terence R. Traut
Entelechy reviewed over 50 studies on high performance teams and
compiled a list of high performance team characteristics. We grouped
characteristics into eight categories. See if your team shares
characteristics of High Performance Teams. Circle the
characteristics that describe your team; cross off those that don't
describe your team.
|First, Break All The
Rules 'What The World's Greatest Managers Do Differently'
Book Summary by Regine P. Azurin and
Based on a mammoth research study conducted by the Gallup
Organization involving 80,000 managers across different industries,
this book explores the challenge of many companies - attaining,
keeping and measuring employee satisfaction. Discover how great
managers attract, hire, focus, and keep their most talented
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|How to Work with Just
About Anyone A Three-step Solution For Getting Difficult People To
Book Summary by Regine P. Azurin and
Every office has that one difficult person to work with, who affects
productivity due to a terrible attitude, chronic tardiness, or
simply drives everyone else up the wall. Here is the answer to
common problems in conflict management. Dealing with negative
behavior, whether at work or at home, can be solved with three
17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork "Embrace Them and Empower Your
Book Summary by Regine P. Azurin and
To achieve great things, you need a team. Building a winning team
requires understanding of these principles. Whatever your goal or
project, you need to add value and invest in your team so the end
product benefits from more ideas, energy, resources, and
Motivation: The Phony Controversy
By A. J. Marr
The concepts of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation are cardinal
concepts in social and humanistic psychology, and represent
distinctive mental processes that interact in specific ways that can
in turn be observed through observation of individuals in work,
school, and other institutionalized settings. Various academic
viewpoints posit how intrinsic and extrinsic motivation add to one
another or disrupt one another, yet there is still no consensus as
to how these motivational events interact, or for that matter what
By Karl Heinz Lorenz
Be on top of the Show! Motivate your trade fair team for success.
How you can make the best of your trade show exhibition by means of
thorough team preparation, active communication, team excellence and
absolute customer focus
By Karl Heinz Lorenz
Whether in sales, in consulting, in staff dialogue or when meeting
business partners - the ability to manage negotiations and
conversations effectively determines your business success. Along
with methodical aspects, a sound knowledge of human nature and the
ability to develop a feel for the person you are talking to are
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