Archive for the ‘Management Skills’ Category

Making Your Employees Take You Seriously

In an ideal world, employees look up to their bosses, but we know that is not the case all the time.  You are probably aware about workers talking bad about their bosses when they are not around, so how should managers like you deal with it?  The answers lie within you.  Be a model employee so your employees take you seriously. Here are some steps to make you respectable to your staff members.Be on time, leave on time – Bosses are supposed to lead by example.  They are expected to report to wor…

Making Meetings Memorable

Ever wonder why TV commercials tend to grab your attention while business meetings can end up like a snooze? It is all about effective messaging, which compels you into action. However, the ability to move people does not involve magic powers, but rather effective communication. Applying these effective communication techniques can turn your business meetings from dragging routines into memorable conferences. ComprehensionWhen presenting during a business meeting, not only you should present you…

More Work, Less Hours

Do you feel like you are working for more hours yet accomplishing less work?  If so, you are not the only one who thinks that way.  With more businesses struggling to get more things done with lesser employees and fewer resources, getting a few things done is common these days.  Instead of focusing on the difficulties of having more work among fewer employees, it is better to look into finding solutions into the problem.  Here are few ways to save time and pass them to your employees.Eliminate u…

How to Be Punctual

Arriving to work on time or earlier is a practice that is very much appreciated and admired.  However, not everyone finds punctuality an easy task.  Tardiness creates a negative impression on others, as well as increases your stress at work and resorts you into cramming.  Adapting the practice of punctuality is neither difficult nor complicated, as these following suggestions would show you. Arrive to work earlier instead of just being on timePlan your travels beforehand in such a way that you w…

Make Your Current Job Work for You

In these troubled times, it would be unadvisable to quit your job even though you have become unhappy with your current work. However, you probably have not done anything to solve any problem that plagues your current job.You need to determine why you are unhappy in your current job. Were there any other problems that affect how you feel about your work? You should not make any hasty decisions until you have thoughtfully considered your options.The follow are the common reasons why people leave …

Stop Being Miserable at Work

Many employees tend to appear miserable while at the workplace. They feel like they would rather not get up to work on a Monday. They feel unchallenged, unhappy, or engage in unstoppable, unjustified complaining all day long. You are probably one of them, and your workplace misery has caused you to hate your job.However, being grumpy at the workplace could falsely reflect your personality, which may go against you in certain situations such as performance appraisals or when providing reference t…

Characteristics of a Good Manager

Every company should have a good leader. That is why the job of a manager is an important part of a successful business. Every business owner should hire a good manager who may be able to lead the company to success as well as make it more productive and more efficient given the available resources. Getting the right manager to do the job can be difficult, but it is not impossible. Savvy business owners know the right person to hire and lead the company by knowing the characteristics that they l…

Managing Younger Employees

It might be a difficult task for most senior managers to handle a staff of young employees. The age gap may affect how a manager may be able to relate to a generation born decades later. This might further affect how a manager can effectively lead a young staff to deliver and work more efficiently. In order to handle a younger staff better, a senior manager may need to understand his employees since they might behave differently as might be believed to be the norm of the past. Their personalitie…

The Unwritten Rules of Civility

Civility is an important part of daily business. In a world where businesses have to deal with different people, a certain level of civility is required in order to deal with different types of people in the best way possible. Getting along with people is important to have a successful business. That is why business people should learn even the unwritten rules of civility. There may have been a lot of book now written about how people should try to get along with others, especially in the busine…

Becoming a Master of Persuasion

The art of persuasion makes use of many methods to be effective. There are techniques that master persuaders use in order to try and persuade people in different ways. The most important thing is to learn what it is that motivates people and work on that motivation in order to get them to do something. If taken to the extreme, the art of persuasion can be used as a manipulation tool to let others do something at a loss to them but to achieve personal gain for another. In this case, persuasion ca…