Leadership Coaching: Work Orientation Determines Job Satisfaction

July 10, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

How do you perceive your work? Your approach to your work largely determines the satisfaction you derive from it. Do you find meaning in your employment? Dr. Amy Wrzesniewski, a Yale University School of Management associate professor and other researchers did some interesting studies about work (read on...)



4 Ways to Build Trust As a Leader

July 10, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

The US Conference board states that 45% of those currently employed are unhappy and are looking for other work opportunities as the economy continues to improve. The next big challenge for employers is keeping good people around. Loyalty attitudes have changed, it used to be that Zoomers (boomers (read on...)

3 Steps to Achieving ISO 50001

July 10, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

ISO 50001 is the newest standard published by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO). It is the internationally recognised standard for energy management, helping organisations worldwide to streamline their energy management processes. Up until recently in the UK, BS EN 16001 (read on...)

Seven Leadership Secrets For Building A Committed Team

July 10, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

As a Learning and Development Consultant, I’ve worked with thousands of managers, leaders and executives in organizations both large and small. When I go into a business I’m sometimes confronted by two limiting beliefs: Our business is very different from any other you’ve (read on...)

Role of Knowledge and Decision Making in Large Firms

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Large firms, with the presence in multiple lines of business, have complex processes to manage and maintain the limited resources (time, money and skills). For ease of control and to allow the cascading of decision making, large firms have multiple teams aligned with a line of business. Each team (read on...)

Recognizing Employees As a Means to Reverse Employee Apathy

July 10, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Many managers yearn to keep their team members satisfied on the job and this task is even more difficult when employees experience employee apathy. Employee apathy is a multidimensional concept that encompasses how individuals feel about their assigned tasks, projects, peers and the company in (read on...)

Managing Leaders: How to Deal With Dysfunctional Team Members

July 10, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

I was recently in conversation with a friend who is in the midst of some conflict within their management position. In order to better manage this conflict they’ve chosen to bring someone in to serve in a coaching/consultant capacity. This friend shared the frustration they experienced as (read on...)

User Points and Planning Poker – Some Estimating Ideas From Scrum

July 10, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Scrum has some interesting ideas to overcome the perennial challenge of accurate estimating. In this article I’d like to have a look at a collection of those approaches: story points, burn-down velocities and planning poker. Scrum is generally used for software development projects, but the (read on...)

Tackling Competition in the Market

July 10, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Businessmen all across the globe have a keen desire to survive in the competitive world of business. It is the most basic of wants of any human being to carve a niche in whichever field they specialize in. This article will help all aspiring businessmen to find out as many ways possible to (read on...)

Revisiting the Art of Delegation

July 10, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Early in my career, I was given the opportunity to manage a relatively small group of highly independent and talented software engineers. Prior to moving into management I was a software engineer myself and most of the engineers I managed were my peers before I became their manager. My transition (read on...)

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