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In management, an important component of how you view the working world is how you view yourself. How cognizant are you of the messages you're sending?
When management relies too much on digital communication, valuable in-person dialogue suffers.
Of the many benefits mindfulness offers management, reducing stress may well be the most substantial.
From reducing stress and increasing empathy to improving conflict resolution and decision making, the practice of mindfulness can be a powerful asset to management.
Failure can be a powerful teacher. In business, failure and successful innovation often go hand-in-hand.
Sixty-three percent of survey respondents who witnessed behavior at work that was disruptive to culture, productivity, or the business didn't report it.
Small things make a big difference in how an employee responds to management. It's not a question of being "nice." It's a question of being effective.
Effective managers not only communicate well, they also take the time to keep their team connected, no matter where they may be.
Organizations in a "lean mode" often do well. But what about the people at those companies?
Hint: What's the most important work relationship?
While positive productive relationships with employees are beneficial to management, becoming too close may cause problems.
Management stress is often transferred, meaning that managers who feel stress acutely tend to pass it on to their employees.
Anything that makes managers more attuned to those around them, including the employees they manage, should have positive implications for their management.
A move into management can pose delicate relationship challenges. Here are 5 practical tips to make the transition successful.
Despite their importance to an organization, new managers are often thrown into a job with little or no training.
A bad boss can make even a good job a misery. Three constructive steps to try to help a bad management relationship.
Thoughtful management listening can lead to gains in employee engagement and productivity.
Managers are often taken by surprise and have no clue how to react in these situations. (I know I didn't.) Some helpful, practical counsel.
New research shows that 47% of Americans didn't take all their vacation time last year. The increasingly stressful demands of work are making us "vacation-phobic."
"I'm not being listened to." "My opinions don't matter." When employees start to feel this way, it's a good bet there are problems ahead for management.
The more power you attain, the harder it can be for people to tell you the truth.
Credibility is a key component of trust, and an invaluable asset for business leadership at all levels - from supervisor to CEO. Here are five time-tested ways to earn it.
Research shows that fewer than half of managers are proficient at empathy. Yet having powerful empathetic conversations is a critical piece of being a great manager.
Most organizations are content to accept a certain amount of favoritism, but this can have a demoralizing effect on the other employees who see it in action.
New managers are often thrown into the job with minimal training and guidance. In some ways the transition to new manager is harder than the transition to CEO.
A new management survey addresses this and other questions, and examines common disconnects between managers and employees.
Here's one tangible step all organizations can take: Build zero-tolerance harassment-related language into every manager's performance objectives.
With fewer employees and more freelancers, the character of the workforce is rapidly changing. If communication is king in this increasingly remote environment, clarity is queen.
A bad boss can make a good job a misery. Here are five constructive ways to help your career by "managing your own management."
Employee recognition is a fundamental but often overlooked aspect of management. It's common for employees to feel their best efforts are routinely ignored.
Victor Lipman is author of The Type B Manager: Leading Successfully in a Type A World. His online courses on Udemy are "The Manager's Mindset" and "How to Manage Difficult Employees."