The Management Blog
Tips & advice to help you improve your performance
Do you have an employee so valuable, that if they call in sick, you feel like your entire office will collapse without them?
Often, managers place too much responsibility on one person, and if that worker is not able to come into the office, or worse yet, quit, the entire department can’t seem to get anything done. Learn More
A recent British radio series invited people to discuss their life’s legacy and discuss what they would like to be remembered for. It set me thinking: What would you like to be remembered for when you leave your current position? (always assuming that it may happen in the future!)
Many managers I speak to rarely think past the next campaign or project, never mind what the distant future may hold! But I always believe that your present creates your future, so what you do today will naturally build your destiny. Learn More
Once the holiday season is over you’ll likely see an increase in work as everyone who put major projects aside until after the holiday rush attempts to get back into the full swing of things again. As a result, you may or may not need to evaluate whether it’s necessary to add additional employees to your team.
We’ve covered some of the job skills and personal values you should be looking for in new employees before, but today I’d like to add a few more essential traits to the list. Learn More
I’ve been asked several times exactly what skills I’m talking about when we discuss the importance of technical skills, communication skills, or any of the other myriad of skills you need to succeed. While technical skills very from job to job, don’t get stuck in a rut by telling yourself that you only need “technical” skills if you’re working in an information technology environment. This simply isn’t true.
When it comes to functionality, there are quite a number of skill sets that can fall under the umbrella of essential job skills. Here’s a short list of essential job skills you should be looking for not only in yourself, but in your teammates and potential new employees as well. Learn More