Tag Archive | "Flexibility at Work"

Are You Delegating So It Sticks? How to make delegation easier and more effective

As a manager, you’re well aware of the importance of developing subordinates, and that means delegating responsibilities to them that will hone their problem-solving and decision-making powers. But when pressure is building and the clock ticking, sometimes the better option seems to be tackling a challenge yourself rather than coaching an employee in doing it. […]

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Will You Help or Heave Underperformers? This HBR article offers practical advice on addressing underperformers

Finding and replacing underperforming key managers is an arduous and time-consuming task, but you can’t tolerate underperformance. In making the choice whether to keep an underperforming manager, you owe it to yourself, your organization, and the manager in question to take at least one shot at diagnosing and addressing the underlying causes of unsatisfactory performance, […]

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HBR: A Year of Management Ideas on CD

    HBR has compiled all of the 2008 HBR articles on one searchable compact disc — a full year’s worth of articles from the world’s foremost management experts, and the Readers Guide indexes by topic and author. This year the expanded package includes a handy print index of articles with brief summaries. For only $49.95, […]

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The halo effect, and other managerial delusions – Companies cannot achieve superior and lasting business performance simply by following a specific set of steps

In the quest to achieve superior performance, executives often rely on advice in business books, articles, and business school case studies that claim to reveal a blueprint for gaining lasting competitive advantage. The research underpinning this advice, however, is often deeply flawed and, worse, obscures the basic truth that success in the business world is […]

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Effective persuasion is all about the “pull” factor. This HBR article will give you a strategic approach to persuasion

Got a great idea? Whether it’s a new vision for your marketing team or a better way to handle shipping delays, your idea is only as good as your ability to get others to buy into it and execute it. Effective persuasion, say the authors of The Art of Woo: Using Strategic Persuasion to Sell […]

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99 Australian Businesses recognised as working for women

      The Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA) has released a list of 99 organisations on its 2008 EOWA Employer of Choice for Women list. With the introduction of six new prerequisites, including a minimum of 6 weeks paid maternity leave after 12 months of service; the ability for female […]

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