The Management Blog
Tips & advice to help you improve your performance
Have you ever heard the phrase, “it’s all about who you know?”
Although nepotism is not the only thing that can get you a job, the way you interact with others and your ability to build relationships can significantly affect your career.
Although all of the employees of a company are considered a team, it’s not uncommon for cross department conflicts and barriers to prevent effective communication.
In fact, two thirds of all staff members think that communication across departments is poor, according to a survey.
Nobody likes to give bad news; however, the job of a manager doesn’t often leave other choices.
Leaders must be able to provide negative feedback to allow an employee the chance to improve, lay someone off if there are budget constraints or share the need to work extensive overtime if a last minute project comes up.
>How many times have you had an employee miss an important due date because they claimed they didn’t hear you announce the correct one?
Or, how often do your staff members claim they can’t recall you ever mentioning a new project? Learn More
Whether you have just been promoted to a managerial role, or you are simply looking to improve your leadership skills, most sources will tell you the most important skill all managers need is good communication.
It’s easy enough to say that leaders must be able to explain their thoughts clearly and listen to their staff, but what does communication competence actually consist of? Learn More
In order to have a good relationship with your clients, you need to have an open line of communication.
They must feel comfortable coming to you with questions, or bringing up concerns; otherwise, they may take their business elsewhere if they can’t address issues so you can help them. Learn More
If you are not good at small talk, it can lead to big disadvantages in the business world.
Although commenting about the weather or the latest sports scores may seem trivial to you, having the ability to initiate, or at least, participate in trivial conversations can help you navigate networking events, open the door to attracting potential new business and give you something to say to your own boss at corporate affairs. Learn More