The skills a manager needs to hone have always been seen as generic and ambiguous, but in reality, there is a definitive skill set which needs to be practised to excel in the role. Ultimately, the way you choose to manage your team members will have a direct impact on their performance and overall productivity.
The traditional leadership style of top-down management is slowly evolving into a collaborative approach that empowers employees and makes the office hierarchy flatter. he future is most definitely collaborative. Here are some essential skills that a future leader should possess…
The status of women is improving in public and private spheres, yet there are many challenges in getting jobs, and also in sustaining in the job. If you look at the statistics, it gives a true picture of this. However, it’s not only about workplace stats but also about the challenge for a progressing career woman which are all too real. Why are women dropping out of work? And how can we make it better?
As a team leader, you emulate a lot more through your body language than you do with your words. You may prepare your PPT, conduct meeting and decide how you will motivate your team in a certain way. But what about the non-verbal cues that you give? This is an often neglected or least-focussed trait that influences your employees the most. In a majority of cases, it tends to overpower what you say with your words too. So here’s a quick guide to help you understand the unspoken language that you can embody.
CEOs must decide the final objective of a task, and ensure that its execution is met with unwavering focus. One of the major dilemmas that every key decision-maker has to face is that of focusing between strategy and execution. Spending too much time strategising or acquiring ideas on strategy may not just tend to delay the execution but also lead to series of other management concerns. It could derail your people management agenda as well as impact employee communication. Here are some of the things that act as red flags. Being aware and taking note of them could help you get back on track.
At the top running a business is the responsibility of the owner or the CEO but we all know that on the inside running a business is not a single person’s job alone. If you too wish to lead your team towards success, here are a few things that you could consider while developing your strategy.
Today organisations need to focus on capability building rather than only training, if an organisations want to drive their growth agenda. Here are some guidelines that you could follow.
Most successful and visionary leaders have been able to find a sweet spot between micromanagement and being completely hands-off. And I feel they were probably able to do so because they could read the indicators of micromanagement. Yes, you read that right, indicators of micromanagement mean those signs that will tell you it’s time to control the micromanagement and do some damage control.
Becoming a manager for the first time is challenging and a big step along the corporate ladder. The role is challenging, because their success is completely tied to the performance of other people. While this is a tricky path to walk, it is the beginning of upward movement in an organisation.
While it is necessary to focus on overall development of all employees, there are a few employees who not only perform consistently; they also demonstrate potential of moving up the ladder through their thoughts, ideas and actions. Identifying and nurturing them are the key to organisational success.