When interviewing possible managers to fill an empty position, leaders often assess a person’s overall intelligence (such as their IQ levels) and their industry-specific intelligence.
However, many fail to screen for one vital aspect of their acumen – emotional intelligence.
One of the manager’s most important tasks is to motivate their team on a daily basis.
Regardless of how hard the leader works, if the team is slacking off, productivity will be down.
Many entrepreneurs look for inspiration in their management styles – from books, seminars and blogs.
Every single manager has to focus on the possibility of operational risk, which is “the risk of loss resulting from inadequate or failed internal processes, people, and systems, or from external events.”
An earthquake that topples a warehouse, ruining all inventory, is a type of operational risk. Improperly trained employees that cause an accident hurting themselves is another type of operational risk. Learn More
Customers are what make any business a success or a failure.
You may have the most innovative products or services, but without tailoring them to your clients, you will not make any sales. Learn More
Most of us spend the majority of our day at the office; while working for eight hours can be enough to drive us mad, adding an annoying colleague or two into the mix can definitely affect not just our mood but also our work ethic.
In our personal lives, we may choose to avoid pushy, nosy or overly-talkative friends and neighbours, but at work we simply do not have that choice. Learn More
When conjuring up an image of a traditional manager, most people would probably imagine someone who is middle aged.
In fact, many bosses purposely abstain from hiring anyone younger because they can’t imagine these individuals leading staff that would be older than them. Learn More
Meetings can be testing, even for the most prepared manager, and most people will agree that the amount of time wasted in meetings could be drastically reduced if several steps are taken. And those steps are fairly simple and straightforward.