What I Learnt from the Worst People Managers

We learn more from what we get wrong than what we get right. Research proves this theory. I believe we can extend this theory to the fact that we can learn a lot from those that have managed us badly. All those moments when we finished work and thought, ‘I could have managed that so … Continue reading “What I Learnt from the Worst People Managers”

How Highly Successful Leaders Drive Innovation

Innovation has become an overused, hollow buzzword. (In doing so, it has joined the ranks of terms like “engagement” and “inclusion”). After all, only leaders of tech start-ups are required to innovate, right? Quite the opposite. Martin Reeves, head strategist at BCG’s think tank in New York, offers some startling statistics: The average lifespan of … Continue reading “How Highly Successful Leaders Drive Innovation”

5 Proven Qualities of an Efficient Leader That You Need to Know

In this era where the competition is tight, being a manager in a particular company is not easy. The Manager is the leader responsible in engaging, monitoring, training, motivating, reinforcing, guiding, planning, and building the groups in the department. Just miss a single thing, and your work and position will be in jeopardy. The role … Continue reading “5 Proven Qualities of an Efficient Leader That You Need to Know”

5 Skills Women in Leadership Positions Need to Learn

Women are not promoted to leadership roles as often as men. However, they usually thrive when they are, because many of their skills that seem to either be “societally expected” or natural to “women’s roles” help them thrive as leaders in a business environment. Luckily, this is now being noticed. One of the top 2016 … Continue reading “5 Skills Women in Leadership Positions Need to Learn”

Management Miracles: 4 Strategies For Effective Teamwork When Moving Into A New Leadership Role

Becoming a leader requires careful thought and planning when organizing teams. Employees should not be selected based on popularity or attractiveness. While loyalty can play a role, other factors should be considered, as well, to ensure productivity while avoiding conflict. 1. Experience Colleagues assigned to committees or projects to accomplish specific goals should have experience … Continue reading “Management Miracles: 4 Strategies For Effective Teamwork When Moving Into A New Leadership Role”

Can Leadership Skills Be Learned Or Taught Or Is It Just Inborn

Photo Credit – Pexels.com There is always a debate on whether leadership skills are intrinsic (inborn) or learned from experiences or acquired through learning. This article will try to prove the point that leadership skills can also be learned or taught, when the right philosophy and training is provided. “A great leader…” ”He was born … Continue reading “Can Leadership Skills Be Learned Or Taught Or Is It Just Inborn”

Top 4 Traits for Wildly Successful Managers

If you’re focusing on working your way to the top, it’s important that you know what to do when you get there. Not all managers are created equal, and becoming a good one requires time, patience and a willingness to learn. While your management style may be very different from that of other managers in … Continue reading “Top 4 Traits for Wildly Successful Managers”

The Importance And Benefits Of Critical Thinking and Reflection In The Workplace

How often have you reacted hurriedly to a given situation at work or made a rushed business decision only to later backtrack because you didn’t sit down and mull it over? This usually happens to everyone at one point, even to the best of the best. This is where critical thinking comes into play. According … Continue reading “The Importance And Benefits Of Critical Thinking and Reflection In The Workplace”

Major Differences Between Management and Leadership

It’s easy to assume that being a manager and leader are the same thing. Both, after all, are usually expected to lead teams, mitigate risk, increase profit and add significant value to the business. Some people make great leaders while others excel at management, but are the two interchangeable? As it turns out, there are … Continue reading “Major Differences Between Management and Leadership”

On a Double Dutch Tightrope: Your New Boss and You

Over my career, I’ve underestimated the need to adapt well to a new boss more than once. Trust me, it’s harder to recover… but doable. Working for a new boss often feels like a tightrope. If you’ve got a new boss, you may be experiencing that nauseous feeling that comes from walking a fine line. … Continue reading “On a Double Dutch Tightrope: Your New Boss and You”