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Management Style

Managers Who Motivate Rather Than Demoralize

Dianna Booher | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

I've never met a manager who intended to demoralize their staff. Many do. But that's not their intention. In talking with them or those who report to them, what surfaces are habits, attitudes, practices, and skill deficiencies that lead their employees to disrespect, disengage, and decide to leave them for more pleasant environments.

Here's One Succinct Takedown Of Donald Trump's Management Style

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business

Donald Trump has landed on yet another magazine cover.  Bloomberg Businessweek, with predictably clever cover art, published the roughly 5,...

Your Two Jobs As A Manager

Elizabeth Spiers | Posted 12.24.2014 | Business
Elizabeth Spiers

Over the years I've ended up hiring and training a lot of people in their first jobs as a manager, and I always tell them they have two responsibilities.

How Not To Manage An Introvert

Marla Gottschalk, Ph.D. | Posted 12.21.2014 | Business
Marla Gottschalk, Ph.D.

Do you supervise individuals that would describe themselves as an introvert? In many cases, we hold misconceptions about introversion, which can lead to ill-fated supervisory decisions. I'd like to point you in the right direction.

4 Steps to Manage Up When Your Boss Is an Obsessive Micromanager

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Many helicopter bosses feel the need to hover in order to monitor efficiency, or to keep things on track, especially if an employee has erred in the past. But most micromanagers do so out of a need for control that often has more to do with them than the performance of their employees.

Practicing Leadership

Eduardo P. Braun | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business
Eduardo P. Braun

Leadership is the desire and capacity to modify the reality around us with a specific purpose, for the people around us and with the people around us.

Have We Lost Our Minds?

David Macaray | Posted 08.14.2012 | Crime
David Macaray

Which is the wiser, more reasonable, and, ultimately, more effective decision-maker? Manager A, who does his or her best to consider all the relevant facts, including any mitigating circumstances? Or Manager B, who adheres to a rigid "zero-tolerance" policy?

Would You Bend the Rules for a Boss?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 07.28.2012 | Business
Maureen Anderson

I should have seen it coming. My new boss said he didn't want people telling him what they thought he wanted to hear. Not that I would've held back an...

Career Advice From an Insubordinate

Maureen Anderson | Posted 07.08.2012 | Business
Maureen Anderson

"Don't you touch that thing!" he screamed. That's good advice, I've since decided, for new hires supposedly in charge of people who know what they're doing. Keep your distance until you're one of the people who know what they're doing.

Have We Missed the Key to Obama's Leadership Style?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

If Obama's core value is unity, Democrats should know better than to expect him to fight their partisan fights for them. While he may disappoint them, they can also learn to respect the fact that he's being true to himself.