Managers who have little idea of how they are coming across to others, who aren't fully conscious of the effects of the messages they are sending, have difficulties with employees. On the other hand, managers who seem more insightful about their relationships with others generally get along better with employees and are more effective.
How to avoid falling for their tempting but problematic charm.
Practical tips on how to avoid hiring a psychopathic manager.
I knew about “management by objectives.” Then I learned about “management by biscuits.”
You can learn about management in the unlikeliest places. In this case, it was from Hamish, my out-of-control West Highland Terrier.
We hear a lot in the business world about over-management, specifically the well-documented and demoralizing tendency toward micromanagement. In fact, a 2014 accounttemps survey found that 68% of people who felt micromanaged found it demoralizing. But we hear relatively little about under-management.
Communication is the oil that keeps the engine of your organization running smoothly, and it all starts with management.
"I never met a good manager who wasn’t also a good communicator.” Today, more than two decades later, I still remember the conversation well.
I was discussing “what makes an effective manager” with one of our company’s HR executives.
In order for employee objective-setting to work, it needs to be approached as more than a frustrating bureaucratic exerciseHere’s a counterintuitive observation about setting employee objectives: The longer I was in management, the longer it took me to do them.