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Harris Silverman’s Blog

Just an update to let those who may be interested know that the book is now available as an ebook on its dedicated page on the publisher’s...

About a year ago, I was approached by a publisher in the UK who asked me to write a book on the subject of Management Styles. This was highly...

Sometimes when they have a decision or an analysis to make, people make things easier for themselves by indulging in a reasoning error sometimes...

When leadership skills and attributes are discussed in the context of executives and senior managers, the discussion has a tendency to turn a...

Due to a heavy workload, I once again have to put the blog into sporadic-posting mode.  I will post when I am...

Companies, especially large ones, are often heavily reliant on policies and systems.  This happens, of...

Managers and HR people generally spend time preparing and planning how best to assess candidates when they...

Sometimes when they’re hiring, especially for technical positions, managers use a strategy of trying to...

Sometimes when managers are delegating a task or job, they just give it to whoever’s not busy or whoever...

Some managers are reluctant to take input from subordinates on the grounds that the sole job of subordinates...

Recent research has suggested that people who play musical instruments well are better than others at the...

Sometimes people take the position that if there’s no evidence about a certain matter, the absence of...

One of the things that employers often think about when they’re recruiting new employees is the question...

I have recently completed the development of a seminar entitled...

Recent research has shown that when people benefit from signs and symbols of status or power, they have a...

One of the things that people who are uncomfortable with public speaking often forget to do (or find it...

The term “sociopath” is often misconstrued, largely because of Hollywood’s tendency to...

Another thing to think about when planning your development is the importance of transferable skills. ...

Sometimes when people are planning their professional development with a view to advancing their careers, they...

One mistake that people sometimes make in dealing with their bosses is to try to cover up an issue they’...

Some people seem not to apply any judgement at all to dealing with issues they face.  This can have...

What are the obstacles to good judgement?  Where does bad judgement come from?  

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A post from a few weeks ago touched on the question of judgement, and it seems to me that this is an important...

Sometimes when people have a decision to make − or, more precisely, when they’re evaluating a...

It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, but recent research has shown that people in positions of...

Recent research has shown that reading literary fiction increases people’s ability to deal with...

When they have a decision to make, people sometimes zero in on one factor or element of the matter at hand,...

A perfect environment doesn’t create itself, and it’s worth emphasizing that, as the previous...

While it can’t be said to be as important as most of the other elements that go into the creation of a...

One of the key characteristics of the best work environments is that discussion is frank and open, whether it...

Most managers don’t spend all that much time actively managing the culture of their groups, but it...

Everybody knows that you’re always supposed to treat people with respect, and everyone insists that...

While it will always be true that people with more responsibility have to have the final say in decisions and...

It’s clear that no matter how much effort one makes, hiring can never be foolproof; there’s only...

Recent experiences in an organization that has a very good work environment − especially in contrast to...

Is it career suicide to disagree with the boss?  It shouldn’t be; but to a certain degree, of...

Managers who are responsible for a group or office should be alert to the formation of cliques.  Although...

It’s worth bearing in mind that the reason why experience is taken into account in recruitment is that...

People rightly focus on experience when they’re recruiting, but it’s not enough to ensure that a...

People are sometimes remarkably protective of their corporate culture, even when it’s holding the...

Yahoo! has been in the news lately for calling in all its telecommuters and requiring them to be present in...

Some people, when they’re hiring, close off their options too soon:  they essentially hire from the...

Recent research has shown that even minor distractions, such as a quick look at an email, a brief word with...

It can often be valuable to be flexible with people’s roles, and to avoid being too rigid with how a particular job is defined.  

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When you’re giving feedback, it’s important to do it in a way that’s conducive to...

One of the main reasons why some employers don’t like people to work from home is that they have this...

Due to the demands of a large-scale change-management project I’ve been working on for the last few...

It’s important to create as pleasant a work environment as you can, one in which people feel comfortable and validated:  failing to do...

When you’re considering developing a new skill or learning something new, it’s important to measure carefully the value to you of...

One of the best things you can do to advance your career is to identify a need in your company and then fill it.  This need can be many...

One way to increase both your effectiveness and your influence with your boss is to have a solution ready (or at least some useful thoughts) when...

Many new managers experience a sense of anxiety when they start in their new roles.  For one thing, their...

Most companies include some professional development planning on performance reviews, but professional and career development is important enough...

Recent research has shown that when both of the parents of a very small child work and one of the parents works a non-standard shift (especially...

When writing business communications to inform people of something that’s going on or that’s coming up in an organization, some people...

One way in which people sometimes fail to assert themselves is in a reluctance to request that something that isn’t working for them be...

Research suggests that reading things slowly does little to increase comprehension, and that reading things a second time increases comprehension...

One issue that hampers many people’s decision-making is that they have trouble accurately defining the issue they’re trying to address...

Some managers show too little concern about the effects of turf wars.  If different parts of your company are fighting for attention or money...

One thing you can do to help yourself be not only more organized and effective, but also more motivated, is to keep an eye on the way you do...

One of the things that can cause people to communicate less effectively than they could is a failure to notice their own moods shifting over the...

Some people value conformity highly.  They work hard to fit in, they like consensus and cooperation, they expect people to conform to the...

Some people associate the term “business thinking” with all kinds of nastiness, such as firing people heartlessly and on a whim,...

Sometimes managers ask a subordinate’s opinion about something, then get hostile if they don’t get the answer they want, or if the...

Some managers like to tell their subordinates that they are always open and accessible, and that they can be approached about anything by anyone,...

Recently published research has provided statistical evidence that errors made by leaders impact people’s perceptions of their competence...

Some of the basic time-management strategies are useful for managing stress as well.  If you take the time to prioritize the things you need...

Many people are aware that making a list of tasks and estimating how long each one will take is a key step in time management; but not everyone...

What do you do if you’re running a meeting and you realize as you approach the end of your scheduled time that you’re not going to get...

Most people understand the importance of motivation, but how do you know how motivated your people really are?  You need data that are...

One of the things that impede some people’s listening is a tendency to compare themselves in various ways to the person they’re...

Some people who have problems with assertiveness feel compelled to take ownership of issues for which they should not be responsible, just because...

In assessing the causes of poor performance in an employee, it’s important to think about environmental factors (as noted in part 1) rather...

When you’re writing for a business audience, it’s important to be as succinct and concise as possible.  People want to be able to...

If you’re thinking of trying to move your career in a certain direction, or of trying to get into a different area of your company, try to...

People often express a preference for having everyone working together in the same space, usually an office, rather than have some who telecommute...

It can sometimes be hard to see, but if a person is not performing at the level that you would expect of him/her and you’re having trouble...

Some managers, when they delegate a task to a subordinate, neglect to make it clear to all concerned, including the delegate, that the delegate...

Often when thinking about employees who are not performing well or are exhibiting undesirable behaviors (or indeed about anyone of whom one thinks...

It’s important not to confuse delegation with dumping.  If you’re consistently giving some task that nobody likes but that’...

A challenge that new managers sometimes face, and one that often surprises them, is the change in attitude that can overcome coworkers. ...

One of the tendencies that can make a person a poor listener is that of listening only for a certain thing in what your interlocutor is saying and...

One of Franklin Roosevelt’s favorite strategies for getting his teams to perform to their maximum capacity was to let each participant in a...

Many companies and managers say that they value creative thinking; they say they want to develop a creative environment and that their people...

Some managers tolerate and reward sucking up.  Sucking up boils down to an attempt to gain advancement or other rewards without actually have...

One of the key thinking skills to which people often pay insufficient attention is that of properly evaluating the information on which they...

One of the best ways to improve people’s motivation is to ensure that they know where they’re going.  Give them goals and...

Sometimes you may come across ideas or practices that others are successfully putting into effect in their work-groups or on the personal level,...

One of the ways in which hierarchy militates against creativity is that it tends to stack the deck against young people.  It’s...

It’s something of a commonplace that a good manager is also a coach to his/her employees.  But is this really coaching?  There are...

Whether or not you’re a manager, it can be difficult to take feedback.  There are some steps you can take to ready yourself when you...

What are some of the things you should be thinking about when you’re a delegate, rather than the delegator?

  • When...

When you’re in charge of a meeting, don’t forget to close off properly.  Too many people just say, “Thanks, everyone,...

Some people think that good listening involves a lot of fakery:  looking really interested, restating what the person said to create the...

When you’re preparing for a presentation, there are a few things that are worth keeping in mind:

  • Always prepare....

When you’re conducting a meeting, a lot of information can be gleaned about the participants by reading their body language.  If...

One characteristic of true leaders is that they don’t just think about present problems and the immediate situation; they tend to be...

If you genuinely want your group to be a center of creativity, and especially if you have a particularly creative employee on your team whose...

What do you do to encourage creativity if you work for a company whose culture is buttoned-down and conformist?  How can you carve out space...

We often think of creative types as laid-back, open-collared, jeans-clad, sneakers-wearing dudes with messy desks.  You rarely imagine a...

Things that cause stress include:

  • Caffeine - its stimulant qualities provoke and exacerbate the physiological symptoms of stress...

One strategy that can help you significantly in your upward management is to keep your eye on the broader goals and objectives your boss wants or...

While it’s important for new managers to get feedback from various sources, one of their strategies should always be to measure their...

Some stress comes from unnecessary worry.  Many of the things that people worry about actually have no basis in reality.  They overhear...

When dealing with underperforming employees, it’s important to diagnose the problem correctly.  Some people tend automatically to...

If you have something to write but are not great at getting started, one approach is to organize your thoughts by creating an outline that lays...

Some organizations have a tendency to let underperforming employees stagnate in their jobs or otherwise count down the clock until retirement; but...

If you feel under stress or anxious at times, and especially if you feel this way over the long term, it may be worth considering whether your...

One good way to test your ideas and your reasoning before you present your thoughts to others is to put them down in writing first to see if they...

If you’re putting together a team to address an issue that requires new ideas or a fresh perspective – and virtually any team can...

If you’re under a lot of stress or feeling a lot of pressure, it’s remarkable how much it can help simply to draw up a plan for...

The idea of brainstorming as a team was first put forward by Alex Osborne, an executive and author in the middle decades of the 20th...

Because out-goingness is so highly valued in Western society, the skills and qualities of more inward types are often overlooked, and these people...

The idea that out-going people are generally more admirable than others and that they make better leaders – an idea that permeates Western,...

Research from Harvard Business School has suggested certain circumstances in which extraverted, out-going people do well as managers, and...

The idea that some people have that leadership and management require an out-going personality is to some extent based on the fallacy that...

It’s worth noting that the idea of a leader as a talkative, assertive out-going sort is a very American one; and it doesn’t...

Having an out-going personality is often seen as an element of leadership, but it’s very important to remember that there’s more than...

People sometimes have a tendency to confuse an out-going personality with leadership skills.  Our society often associates talkativeness and...

Although the height of the fever for vision statements is a thing of the past, vision itself is still often discussed, and vision statements along...

A subject that is not emphasized nearly enough in either schools or business is that of thinking skills.  There are such things as good...

Once people have an idea in their heads about something – based on past experience, something a friend said, or even just something vague...

One thing you can do to help reduce your stress is to observe closely the chatter flowing through your head.  People in stressful situations...

One of the best things you can do for your manager is to take things off of his/her plate.  If you can identify a task or other aspect of...

A big part of controlling the flow of a meeting is making sure that all those who have something to contribute get an opportunity to do so. ...

Too many organizations and managers confuse social skills with job knowledge.  It is of course true that both managers and individual...

When designing their performance measurement programs, some people choose only to measure those things that can easily be measured, such as number...

Recently published research has provided evidence that employees who feel that they have reasonable scope for independent and autonomous action (i...

Several of the posts on this blog relate to delegation.  Why is it important?  Because delegation is not just a matter of convenience...

Under most circumstances, the best way to make a decision is collectively, with the input of people who have expertise and/or a stake in the...

It’s important to remember that the way a meeting leader conducts and presents him/herself sets the tone for the meeting and has an impact...

Feedback shouldn’t only come from above.  Your subordinates work with you regularly and know what goes on in your group, and they know...

Managers in non-financial areas of businesses benefit greatly from some knowledge of finance and economics.  Finance is at the heart of...

One error that people sometimes make when they have a decision to make is to rely too heavily on what worked...

As a follow-up to an earlier post on multitasking, a few details on research findings as to its effects:

  • Multitasking by...

It’s important not to take a one-size-fits-all approach to development.  People learn in different ways, and opportunities of all kinds...

Sometimes people decide that a certain aspect of their work is important enough to warrant measurement, but it’s something that does not...

Most people know that when they’ve delegated a significant task to a subordinate, it’s important to assess the results to see how...

When planning development opportunities for your employees, it’s important to distinguish...

Leaders and other decision-makers need to be aware of their habits of thought and of how these impact their decision-making.  The...

One way to ensure the success of a presentation (and to calm your nerves in the process) is to spend some time thinking about worst-case scenarios...

Some people, when they have something to write, find themselves staring at a blank page and not knowing what to do next.  Even though they...

The best ways to deal with stress involve addressing issues for and over the long term, but sometimes a quick, short-term solution can satisfy an...

One thing that a new manager needs to be conscious of is the way in which his/her  conduct and attitudes are impacting the culture and...

Most companies know that diversity amongst their employees is important.  In addition to the need to meet legal non-discrimination...

One thing to watch out for when you have a decision to make is being too comfortable with the way things are now, with what you’re familiar...

Since the death of Steve Jobs, there has been some speculation as to whether the company can continue to perform at its accustomed high level...

Some companies go to a lot of effort to come up with a vision statement.  They mail it out to everyone or stick it up on the wall, so that...

Most companies take the position that it’s up to employees to squeeze themselves into the company’s structures and ways of doing...

One thing that distinguishes Steve Jobs from most business and corporate types is his attitude toward life and the future.  He had an...

Many people think of Jobs as the creator of such products as the Apple computers, the iPad, the iPod, and iTunes; but he didn’t invent any...

At the risk of appearing to jump on a rather obvious bandwagon, it seems to me that the passing of Steve Jobs provides an opportunity to make...

One of the worst things that can happen to a decision-making body is the onset of groupthink. Groupthink occurs when the members of a group...

Often when work-groups get together to discuss a matter about which they need to make a decision, they base their discussion on a few general...

In today’s increasingly wired (and wireless) world, one problem whose ramifications are being more closely studied and better understood is...

Some companies (and individuals) are hierarchical to the point where they think that the value of an idea depends on the rank of the person who...

New managers should get feedback from as many sources as possible. They need to know how they’re doing, and while self-assessment is an...

Once you’ve successfully implemented a change in your group or organization, don’t forget to take the additional step of entrenching...

Managing creative people is to some extent a question of balance. Creative people need a lot of space to be creative and to let their minds...

When you’re dealing with someone with whom you’re not getting along, be sure to take a long, close look at your own attitude, feelings...

Sometimes when a team is working under a lot of pressure and has a tight deadline for some important task, it’s taken for granted that...

In business we often see the leader’s role as defining the organization’s direction, showing the way to get there, motivating us to do...

Some people don’t pay enough attention to timing when they’re preparing for or giving a presentation. If you’re giving a...

When you’re getting ready to communicate an important change, don’t just plan for what you want to convey. Anticipate the...

People often associate job motivation with monetary rewards, or perhaps with time off, but other things can motivate people as well as or better...

When you have a decision to make that affects other people, whether within or outside of your organization, don’t forget the very important...

It may sound like a small thing, but some people waste a lot of time wading through all the files and folders that accumulate on their computers...

Sometimes people take the essence of leadership to be decisiveness:  making decisions and informing people as to what needs to be done. ...

Research has repeatedly shown that certain common features of the contemporary work environment are profoundly antithetical to creative thinking....

If you feel that you’re suffering from stress – and even if you aren’t – one of the best things you can do for yourself is...

When you’re involved in a conversation that is emotionally charged for your interlocutor, it’s important that you hear what the person...

People are sometimes reluctant to try to relax themselves by using “new agey” techniques like breathing exercises or visualization...

When you make a decision, remember to think both of its short-term and its long-term impact. Too many decisions in business are made for the...

There’s a big superficial aspect to business writing. How your message looks on the page can determine its impact as much as does its...

If you delegate some significant task to an employee, make sure that all involved are aware of both the delegation and the delegate. ...

One thing that will have a significant impact on your ability to manage upwards is your credibility. Senior people won’t listen to your...

Sometimes when you find yourself worrying over some upcoming event that is out of your control, or are otherwise stressing out over something that...

If you have an employee who you think is capable of doing more than his/her current job, one thing you can do both to assess and to further...

Often when people speak of leadership, they talk about things like vision, communication skills, getting people to follow, approachability, caring...

One of the skills you need when you manage a team is to know how to respond to conflicts that arise within the group. An important first step...

Performance appraisals virtually always begin with an opportunity for the employee to appraise his/her own performance, but how many managers...

 

When you’re running a meeting, it’s important to make sure that everyone who has something to say gets a...

When looking for development opportunities for their staff, managers generally assign employees tasks for which they think they’ll be a good...

One thing that a creative thinker is better at than others is spotting needs and opportunities that most people don’t see. The reason...

Once in a blue moon, a time-squeezed manager finds him/herself with unexpected available time on his/her hands. A meeting ends early, or is...

Sometimes managers have work that they’d like to delegate, but they don’t feel that their employees can handle it. In such a case...

There are several steps you can take to make your use of email more efficient, both for yourself and for those with whom you’re...

Too many managers turn a blind eye to political game-playing in the workplace. They regard backstabbing, the formation of cliques, taking...

Some people take the position that a manager has a right to take whatever approach he/she sees fit to dealing with his/her subordinates, and that...

One of the things that make people feel that they just don’t have enough time to get anything done is the constant stream of interruptions...

Sometimes people ask you to do something at work you don’t feel you can take on. It may be because you don’t have the time or...

When you’re delivering a presentation, being well prepared is essential. But the gold standard is to be so well prepared that you can...

If you find yourself in a situation in which change is being forced upon you and over which you have little or no control, one step you can take...

One step you can take to keep a meeting focused right from the start is to open it by stating clearly and unambiguously the purpose of the meeting...

Poor performance and a negative attitude are often the result of demotivation. Instead of assuming incompetence or ill will in an employee...

Sometimes when you’re running a project, situations arise that seem certain to cause a delay: materials are unavailable, people say...

What should you do if you delegate a job to an employee and he/she botches it? Chew him/her out? Never delegate to him/her again? ...

If you have an employee for whom you want to find development opportunities, don’t forget to look outside your own bailiwick. Speak to...

People don’t always prepare sufficiently when they’re going for a job interview. It’s often possible to anticipate the main...

If you ever have an emergency situation – a crucial technology breakdown, a crisis in an important relationship, a customer-...

When they’re embarking on some new project or initiative – implementing new software, looking for a certain type of supplier –...

The value of positive feedback is sometimes forgotten. If someone does a good job, take him/her aside, and say so. Let other people in...

Most people prepare agendas for their meetings, but not everyone sticks to the plan. Allowing yourself to be diverted from the agenda can...

Having someone to talk to about your career issues can have a lot of advantages. It can provide feedback about areas of weakness and how to...

When a team comes together to start a new project, people tend to be upbeat and gung-ho. But then the work piles up; unanticipated obstacles...

If you’re not very comfortable at giving presentations, you’re probably already aware of the importance of being well prepared to...

When you’re writing a business communication, it’s important to remember to scope the document properly. Essentially, this means...

An essential prerequisite for thinking creatively is to make sure you’ve gotten out of the common habit of jumping reflexively and without...

One of the best things a manager can do is to remember always to give credit where it’s due; and even to give it away. If your team has...

Sometimes changes occur in the workplace in which you have no say and over which you have no control, but that nevertheless impact you profoundly...

One thing that can greatly improve employees’ motivation and engagement is the extent to which they’re allowed to participate in the...

One important point to think about when you’re trying to influence someone over whom you have no formal authority is to make yourself aware...

Some people say that the important thing in sports is not whether you win or lose, but how good you look while you’re playing. ...

For all the information about correct procedures for hiring that has been circulating in business for years, some managers still make basic...

People listen on different levels. It’s possible to listen fairly superficially, taking in only the gist. Or you can listen a...

Managers sometimes find themselves in a familiar bind. They have an employee who’s the strongest in their group, and on whom they...

One thing that people can do to help in their career management is to make sure they’re fully aware of the skills they’re strong at...

Most companies these days are aware of the value of training as something that employees look for and that can be used to recruit and retain them...

People are sometimes too informal in their approach to gathering the information they need to make an informed decision. They know that they...

Many books and articles on the subject of Upward Management start off by saying that Upward Management is very different from “kissing up...

One small touch that is well known as a way of motivating employees and of making them feel valued is to take an interest in them as individuals...

People who genuinely think creatively are always questioning things as they are – viewing things in a different light, seeking out a new way...

Broadly speaking, there are three sources of work-related stress: the work environment itself; change of various types; and the unconscious,...

People sometimes assume that leaders are born, but leadership can be learned. Leadership styles and behaviors can be defined; leadership...

One change that new managers face is adapting to the fact that the issues to which they have to find solutions are broader and more complex than...

In order to maintain a high level of job satisfaction, it’s important to understand what you really value in your work.    We...

There are several reasons why some managers have trouble delegating, but one of the most common is an unwillingness to let go. Some managers...

Sometimes when two individuals or groups need to work together co-operatively on an issue or project, a divergence of interests, or differences of...

Sometimes a manager has an employee who is capable of working at a higher level than that of his/her present job and whom the company wants to...

One tool that can help in your decision-making is the decision tree. A decision tree is a diagram that maps out all the alternatives and...

One of the most important parts of a business communication, and one that is sometimes omitted, is an explanation of the reasoning behind the main...

Coaching is often recommended in cases where an employee needs or wants to learn a new skill or behavior, and it is certainly well suited to meet...

When you’ve set goals to be achieved within a given time frame, it’s appropriate periodically to review your progress and the goals...

One of the key skills you need in order to manage your boss and other people above your level is the ability to persuade.  There are...

Sometimes managers get caught up in the immediate demands of the day to the point where longer-term projects, and objectives that they ought to...

When faced with a decision, some managers are too quick to settle on the obvious choice, which is often based on conventional wisdom or unexamined...

When people are working together on a project, there will inevitably be occasions when differences of opinion lead to conflict and impede progress...

Many people pride themselves on their multitasking abilities, and employers sometimes seek out people who say they’re good at it for certain...

Many tools that are used by professional project managers in large, complex project-management situations can be used by others to manage smaller...

Many managers take the position that it’s up to everyone on their team to adapt to their way of doing things. While it’s...

When setting goals for themselves, managers know to include items that relate directly to getting their group’s work done, such as...

Some people feel overwhelmed by the prospect of having to communicate in writing in a clear and organized way, especially when there is a lot...

In the hectic press of everyday business, managers sometimes forget some of the basics of supervision. Managers should ensure that they...

Genuine brainstorming is not often seen in some companies. The concept behind brainstorming is that new and creative ideas are more likely to...

People sometimes see vision statements as being somewhat fluffy, but if they’re done properly, they can be quite substantive. A vision...

Many managers are familiar with such tools of strategy as defining an ideal future state, positioning, tracking the business environment, and...

All managers, but especially those newly promoted, should make an effort to assess how they’re performing. You should have both...

It’s important to be aware of the time of day during which you do your best work. Different people peak at different times. You...

Most people are familiar with the concept of change-readiness – that change can only be implemented when an organization and its people are...

When you have a major project to run, your work can often be simplified by using branding to define and promote the project. Just as retail...

When you’re leading a decision-making team, it’s important to make sure that all participants in the process agree on the question of...

Coaching is a collaborative process, and managers who coach employees need to know whether the process is working well from the point of view of...

Many people network too superficially. Meeting someone at a networking event and handing out a business card does not create a relationship;...

When they have a presentation to give, most people put the bulk of their effort into their advance preparation. This of course is essential;...

When you're trying to influence other people or to bring them around to your point of view, it’s important to tailor your approach to the...

Companies like to recruit talented people who are capable of original thinking, but they are often designed with hierarchical structures and...

Many companies value hierarchy highly, but it can hinder communication and innovation.  If people are made to feel that it would be out of...

One practice that is essential to the successful implementation of training, but that is often neglected, is follow-up.  After...

Many managers run meetings that are less focused than they could be.  Some feel that it's important to be inclusive, and therefore invite...

Managers are generally aware that some employees will tend to resist change, and they often see them simply as people who are inflexible and...

Managers sometimes feel that it's faster and easier to do a project themselves than to take the time to delegate it, which involves organizing...

The outlook of young people today is at odds with the culture of most corporations.  They are independent in their thinking, non-hierarchical...

Teams sometimes make decisions without adequately considering all available options.  Sometimes team-members prefer simply to agree with the...

Many managers feel that if they make a mistake, they should not acknowledge or correct it.  They feel that admitting an error would undermine...

Performance incentive systems are generally focused on the allocation and payment of bonuses, but it's important to remember that many people are...

Managers often try to avoid dealing with interpersonal conflicts, but they can often be resolved by surfacing the issues and directing the...

People often have thoughts and reactions that automatically pop into their heads when certain circumstances arise.  These can consist of...

One of the biggest issues facing new managers is that their idea of what management entails can be very different from what is actually required...

Many people's careers, and often their whole lives, are governed by pressures always to pursue more, rather than by being content with...

An important leadership skill that's not discussed as much as it deserves is awareness of the environment.  A leader should...

Too many people neglect the important task of upward management.  You will be far more effective, whatever your role and...

Many people, especially executives in the higher levels of companies, live with chronic stress.  But stress can be managed; there are...

The ties between companies and their employees are becoming looser and looser.  One key implication of this is that in today's world, it is...

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