Articles tagged with: communication

Jan24

The toughest of all leadership skills

Performance management....not for the sqeamish

The toughest of all leadership skills

In my 20 plus years of management consulting experience there is still one skill that I see performed poorly or not at all.... PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT. I am not talking about remuneration or financially based incentive schemes for performance, that's easy. I am referring to the ability for a manager to give direct performance management feedback or coaching to their subordinates for the purpose of improving performance or reinforcing existing performance. There are two major reasons for this:

1 - Managers are not trained in performance management ie they don't know how to communicate feedback in a timely and specific manner;

2 - they, managers, don't know how to define and hence measure performance.

Posted in Business Management

Dec08

Lack of employee trust eroding competitiveness

Lack of employee trust eroding competitiveness

Worker trust and confidence in senior management have fallen over the past two years and, unless reversed, present a major threat to future corporate competitiveness, according to a soon-to-be released survey of nearly 13,000 workers conducted by Watson Wyatt Worldwide.

Posted in Business Management

Oct05

Leadership Lessons 101

Management By Walking Around

Leadership Lessons 101

How would you spot a leader if you saw one and what could you do to develop your own leadership potential? If you do a Google search on the word “leader” you’ll find that there are 264,000,000 hits; the word “leadership” has 155,000,000.

The good news is that while there is a vast ocean of information on the subject of leadership there is a fair consensus as to what skills are required for effective leadership.

Posted in Project Management

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