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6 Benefits and Rewards of Successful Management!

24 July 2013 - 10:46am -- charles

As leaders and managers in organizations, we choose the activities, strategies, and tactics the team employs to achieve set priorities and objectives. To do this we have a multitude of resources available to us including the energy and excitement of our departments and the organization, creativity and ideas, time, and the financial resources available for day-to-day requirements and special projects. In the many years of my management and leadership experience I have found that there are several benefits and rewards of successful management and these include the following:

The Importance of Values & Ethics in Business Leadership

22 July 2013 - 8:34am -- charles

All relationships, interactions, and activities in life, whether between private persons, corporate entities, or both, must be guided by some principles and standards. These principles and standards will be founded on a key set of values that guide the decisions of the parties involved.

Managers and executives hold the primary responsibility in setting and maintaining standards within organizations and here are some key areas where this applies and becomes relevant:

Keys to Becoming a Successful Manager

19 July 2013 - 8:53am -- charles

The responsibilities and expectations of managers are significant. Many, including the organization’s shareholders, employees, customers, and the authorities, look to the manager to make things happen and to ensure that they happen correctly. Managers therefore have to apply a great degree of skill and right principles in successfully executing their assignments. Here are some tips that I have found useful in my management and leadership experience:

Key Qualities of a Leader

18 July 2013 - 10:34am -- charles

Throughout the ages we have seen men and women of differing characters and personality come into leadership in different spheres of life, including monarchies, governments, corporations and social movements. Some prominent figures that come to mind are Mother Teresa, Rosa Parks, Mahatma Gandhi, Winston Churchill, Martin Luther King Jr., Kwame Nkuruma, Steve Jobs, Nelson Mandela, and Julius Nyerere.

No doubt we could compile a long list when searching the qualities that make a great leader. That said, of all the characteristics I am sure that we can all reduce our list to the few we consider essential. For me, the essential ones for any leader are:

How You Can Make a Difference in the World

17 July 2013 - 10:03am -- charles

When I was growing up I often felt sadness at the problems plaguing society, and I wondered what the reasons were for people suffering poverty, illnesses and other afflictions. I would then begin thinking about how these circumstances could be changed; I would think of ideas to help the poor or bring about the elusive world peace, but then I would think, “Who am I to think I can change the world?”

As I grew and developed courage I realized that actually I could make a real difference – at home, at school, and later at work and in the whole community by leading through my ideas, hard work, volunteering, and charitable giving.

Here are some guidelines of how you can make a difference in the world, whether it is at your place of work, the community, or at home:

Steps to Building Collaboration within the Organization

20 April 2013 - 11:24am -- gisella
Collaboration

CollaborationCollaboration within any company is of crucial importance, as it means everyone is working in the same direction and has a shared understanding of the aims and targets. With everyone working together and not tugging in different directions, the speed and quality of work will increase, as will team morale.

  1. Build a Shared Vision - Develop a common vision and goals for your team. In order to have complete buy-in and commitment it’s important to involve different stakeholders in the process. Give everyone a chance to contribute their ideas and thoughts. Involve team members in determining goals and objectives.

5 Ways of Promoting Creativity within the Organization

20 April 2013 - 10:51am -- gisella
Promoting Creativity within the Organization

Promoting CreativityCreativity is one of the most important parts of any organization. It is what gives a company its uniqueness, as well as something for others to relate to. Therefore, it’s important that all members of an organization are aware that creativity is not only allowed, but encouraged.

  1. Question How Things have been done - Challenge the status-quo and review alternative solutions. Remove any barriers that prohibit people from doing things differently and develop an environment of innovation.

Important Career Success Factors

13 April 2013 - 9:36am -- gisella
Important Career Success Factors

“Success is the progressive realization of a worthwhile, predetermined, personal goal”
Paul J. Meyer

Success

Whilst we know that some people clearly lack ambition, most do in fact have dreams and ideas around what they want or wish for. These include, of course, the ideal job, partner, possessions, and lifestyle to boot.  The difference is that many people fail to act on their dreams due to inertia, lack of planning, or confusion on the right course of action.