People view managers differently than leaders; that managers, by virtue of their focus on following process inhibit change, creativity, initiative, and innovation; that they don’t, well, they don’t lead. Sounds scary huh? Well, let me ask you do we need managers to bring our businesses to growth and success in this new economy? or do we need leaders; leaders who will work with their employees to create a vision for growth and success?
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This article will partly explain why it has such a large fan base and captured the imagination of many. Either way, read on to discover how the principles and tenets behind this episodic scifi franchise present some useful lessons in both leadership and management.
There is extensive information, theories, and perspectives available about employee motivation. Here are 10 that I found particularly inspiring. I hope you enjoy – and agree. Please feel free to share your most significant motivational practices in the comment section below.
In this interview Kupersmith explains why he started Source Consulting, what he has learnt on the way, how he has gained such great leadership qualities and gives advice to other entrepreneurs who have a big idea. I was particularly interested to hear about the Greater Good Initiative he has set up in the company.
We all know that it can be difficult enough to manage a business, even more so in this current climate. Now add to that mix raising young children while doing just that, and many people would raise their hands in despair and want to pull their hair out! In this post I hope to dispel the myth of the Supermum and explain why so many mothers should quit chasing the fairytale.
Mis – Communications. Have you ever been in a business situation where you were having difficulty understanding why staff and customers, superiors and subordinates, even co-workers were having difficulty understanding each other?
Basic human needs are the fundamental aspects of human nature. Values, beliefs, and customs differ from country to country and […]
As you work to “motivate smarter” seek to diagnose, assess, and understand employee talents, values, and behaviors; and then develop your motivational structures as suggested above to assist your employees to become more authentic.
Your offices reflect on you – for both your people and your clients. But they can also influence the way your people work – all you have to do is understand what really drives your business forward, and build your workspace around it.
When I mentioned this at a workshop recently one of the business owners said: “You mean there are only 3 keys to success? Where have I been going wrong all these years?” I may tend to oversimplify – simply for the sake of directness.The top 3 keys to successful business growth include an actionable business plan, becoming more authentic and self-aware, and becoming a knowledge-based manager