Archive for the ‘Management Skills’ Category

How to Delegate Work Effectively

Learning how to delegate work is an important skill for managers. Some managers believe that the best work is one that they do themselves. It may be effective up to a certain point. But as projects become bigger and needing more and more manpower, delegation of work may be inevitable. Managers should learn how to delegate the work. Not only will it help make the work less stressful, sharing the workload also results in a more productive working environment. Effective delegation of work takes tim…

How to Give Positive Feedback

Employees take pleasure in receiving positive feedback. Praise and recognition on a job well done can boost morale, encourage productivity as well as motivate employees to do even better. Good managers should learn how to give positive feedback more effectively. Here are some useful tips that can help managers do just that. Timely Positive Feedback The best time to hand out positive feedback is right after every job done well. After hearing that a task is accomplished on time or objectives are m…

Give Negative Feedback Properly

Handing out negative feedback to employees is one of the most difficult things managers have to do. But it is a job that needs to be done to ensure that employees learn from mistakes and improve on their jobs. But the way negative feedbacks are given out would affect how it is received. Manager should develop the skill of giving out negative feedbacks the proper way.  When an employee botches a certain task, a reprimand may be next in the agenda for the manager. Shouting and scolding at the empl…

Developing a Meeting Agenda

Agendas help give meetings the way they should proceed. The agenda of the meeting help provide a guide for the head as well as the participants of the meeting on what to expect. Every meeting should not proceed without one. Here are some tips that would help you develop the meeting agenda in a way that would make it more productive and successful. One of the best ways to develop the agenda for a proposed meeting is have the participants go over the objectives of the said meeting and have them of…

Choosing Participants for the Meeting

Anyone may be able to conduct a meeting. But conducting a meeting properly is not something that anyone can just do. It may require a set of skills that needs to be learned and practiced. Although these skills may even be overlooked by the most experienced managers, they can help one to conduct meeting the right way. There are different types of meetings that can be held in an office or workplace at any one time. The process to be used in conducting them would usually depend on the type of meeti…

Management Skills For New Managers

A lot of newly-promoted senior executives approach the workplace with good intentions. They want to be effective leaders, be fair, be able to articulate goals, and especially motivate their employees to follow them up any hill. However, many leaders such as yourself get blindsided along way mainly because they lose perspective. This is one of the biggest work “land mines” you could trip over, and also one of your most dangerous vulnerabilities.Here are some great tips for maintaining your perspe…

Keep Employees Focused During The Holidays Season

If an important holiday comes near such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and even Memorial Day, employees tend to be distracted. They think of too much about the gift giving, the shopping, the parties, the decorating, the gift wrapping, etc. that they get stressed out and lose their focus on the work at hand.What should an employer do to maintain focus among employees as the Holidays approach?Set an example Your leadership is crucial in maintaining productivity during the holiday season. If your atti…

What Does a Getting Real Coach Do?

Plans the development of employees Reviews employee development plans Requires that employees develop Gives instructions on the job Corrects mistakes when they occur Considers job rotation opportunities Provides time for employee development opportunities Develops replacement candidates Identifies employee development needs Works with other development resources Places informal and formal resources Plans upward career paths Identifies promotional potential

The Benefits of Employee Coaching

There can be many advantages you may experience from coaching employee, regardless of whether the focus is on personal issues, or business. Here are the most usual: Clarifying what the individual wants from life. Coaching employee will help them to recognize what is important in life, where energy is best focused. Setting healthy and motivating goals. Coaching employee helps them to recognize what goals and dreams they really want to achieve. Accelerate business and personal growth. Individuals …

Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills

Good managers require good communication skills. Without such a skill, it would be difficult for a manager to implement strategies and plans needed for an organization to be successful. Poor communication skills would make any organization lack the proper direction because objectives are not being made clear. Confusion may arise from a manager who fails to delegate work and implement directives effectively due to poor communication skills. Whether in written or oral form, every manager must be a…