Business Management involves Management Development
We have commented that mastering the advanced skills for top management is a development process but not just a management academic discipline. This applies to management trainees as well as experienced managers and executives involved in high level business management.
In the news we find coverage of one key area of development…Annual Performance Reviews..
Take the dread out of annual reviews – Business Management Daily
Annual reviews have been drawing fire lately. Here’s how to make them better: √ Encourage self-reviews. In advance, ask each person for his accomplishments the past year and goals for the coming year. Encourage self-reviews. In advance, ask each person for his accomplishments the past year and goals for the coming year.
How to Effectively Ask Questions that Get Results
Communication skills are an easily identified skill for managers and employees alike. We found a good reference on “asking questions” to get the desired results.
When you make a request at work, the best way to get what you want is to “own the question,” says leadership writer and speaker Geoffrey James. Owning the question is the difference between asking if the company has the budget for a big purchase (usually not) and asking how much work and what kind of results could justify that purchase.
One challenge for many business unit managers and enrepreneurs deals with managing staff who are in different generational groups. I found this daunting at a time when I took over the integrating of an acquired business with a number of talented young supervisors. Take a look at his coverage…
How Is Your Small Business Managing Millennials In The Workplace? – Business 2 Community
Business 2 Community How Is Your Small Business Managing Millennials In The Workplace?Business 2 Community How Is Your Small Business Managing Millennials In The Workplace? image Fotolia 63795831 XS 300×200 One of the many challenges small businesses face today is integrating and managing Millennial employees with other generations of their workforce.and more »
Ken Blanchard on Leadership
I have had the benefit and pleasure of diving into a number of Ken Blanchard’s books and participated directly in several training programs he presented. Take a look at the latest program…
“The Heart of a Leader offers Blanchard’s insight and wisdom on:
• Choosing values
• Aiming for excellence
• Maintaining integrity
• Finding the courage to change
• Helping others reach their potential
Arranged with your busy schedule in mind, this book offers you Blanchard’s most important concepts in an accessible format. You can reach for instant motivation and insight on a daily basis or soak it up in one reading. Powerfully challenging and deeply inspiring, The Heart of a Leader will enable you to develop the courageous heart of a true leader, master key attitudes and actions to impact lives around you, and enjoy the profound wisdom that only Ken Blanchard can deliver.”
Time Management is Still an Issue and Opportunity
Almost any discussion of management development will include thoughts on productivity, particularly time management. It is abolutely important but that said, it is so common to be ignored. Don’t ignore it! This article from one of my favorite publications gives us focus…
“http://www.entrepreneur.com/topic/time-management Small-business owners waste their time on what I call $10 an hour work, like running to get office supplies. Meanwhile, they forgo the activities that earn $1,000 an hour, such as sending the right email to the right person, or negotiating a lucrative contract, or convincing a client to do more business with you.
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