President Obama is off to a fast start in driving the change he was elected to bring, and the task before him seems to grow more daunting by the day. Patty McManus explores four critical leadership practices Obama has embraced, and shows why new business leaders would be wise to embrace them, too.
POSTED BY ON 01/18/09 04:21 PM5 comments
When Performance Appraisal time rolls around, do you sometimes scratch your head about the process? Is this any way to evaluate human beings? Jay Gordon Cone writes a tongue-in-cheek memo to management in self-defense.
POSTED BY ON 09/09/08 11:15 AM0 comments
When interpersonal problems arise at work, many of us have been taught to address them by giving one-on-one feedback. While this technique is often effective, it isn't a panacea for conflict and behavior issues. Patty McManus explains why this is so, and suggests steps to take when feedback is not the answer.
POSTED BY ON 09/09/08 04:56 PM0 comments
This article, Listening as An Ally™, appears as a chapter in the book, Once Upon A Time, by Terrence Gargiulo. It includes a case study and a facilitation activity that will help you hone a critical business skill: listening.
POSTED BY ON 09/21/07 09:36 AM0 comments
Managing is all about relationships. It turns out that storytelling is a great way to nurture and grow relationships. Guest blogger, author Terrence Gargiulo, shows how.
POSTED BY ON 09/17/07 03:53 PM0 comments
Whenever we choose to trust, we give something of inestimable value. In this article, Jay Cone notes why it’s worthwhile to pay attention to trust, and describes a framework for understanding what people want in return for their trust. He concludes with practical tips for leaders who want to facilitate trusting relationships and create a work environment where trust thrives.
POSTED BY ON 07/18/07 12:02 PM2 comments
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