Leadership Development – Blogwatch August 31, 2008






Leadership Development Blogwatch   The leadership development blogs were running a little slow this week (Labor Day Holiday and all), but the editors of AskTheManager.com were able to dig through the lot and find some gems, including some Christian-based posts with good advice for the secular humanists of the world. Enjoy! Leadership Development Workshops By(…)






Sales Management – Blogwatch August 31, 2008






Best Sales Management Blog Posts – Week of August 31, 2008   The editors of AskTheManager scoured the World Wide Web to bring you the Best Sales Management blog posts and article available for the week of August 31, 2008 – slim pickings on a holiday weekend.   Of course, most leadership development and management-related(…)






Considering a Job Change? Watch Out For Red Flags in the Interview






  Potential Employer With Great Promises and a Lowball Offer   I am faced with a dilemma and I need some advice. Although I am currently employed, I had a meeting with a prospective employer and things went (mostly) great. Although they knew my salary restrictions going in, they balked at guaranteeing anything near that(…)






Time Management – Blogwatch August 28, 2008






  The Time Management blogs continue to deliver 90% tips, tricks and money-making scams and just 10% substance. Of course, you cannot expect to improve your effectiveness (real “time management”) incorporating a few tips and tricks.   AskTheManager.com editors scoured the blogs to find anything remotely associated with real time management (that is, improving effectiveness).(…)






Lessons On Pride From Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers






  Pride, Leadership, and The Green Bay Packers Excuse the abridgement, but Proverbs 16:18 said it best: Pride goes before a fall. The leadership lessons we’ve gleaned so far from the pre-season struggles between Brett Lorenzo Favre (hereafter “Cuatro”) and the Green Bay Packers have been plentiful. (To read an earlier lesson from these two(…)






Young Managers – How Do They Lead Older Subordinates?






Effect Of Generational Differences On Young Managers How does understanding generational differences affect the success of new managers? More and more managers are (and will be) younger than their team members. What must a “younger” manager consider when leading “older” team members? – Andy in Ohio Great questions, Andy. As someone who has been on(…)






Leadership Development – Blogwatch August 23, 2008






The Leadership Development blogs were in full swing this week and the editors of AskTheManager.com found some decent posts and articles – of course, the absence of true leadership development advice online was the reason we created AskTheManager.com. For what it’s worth, enjoy: Leadership Development: Effective and Easy Performance Reviews By rss@vidilife.com (stjjttf) www.leadershipmadesimple.com/journal: This(…)






Sales Management – Blogwatch August 23, 2008






It was pretty potent week for the Sales Management bloggers. This week the editors of AskTheManager.com found some good Sales Management and Sales Training advice in the following posts and articles, with the best stuff coming from Paul McCord and Brad Trnavsky: Attitude and the law of attraction. By Brad Trnavsky A few days ago(…)






The Best of AskTheManager.com (June-August 2008)






The Best From AskTheManager.com Based on page traffic, the readers of AskTheManager.com anointed the following posts as the Best Leadership Development and Management Training resources on AskTheManager.com. Of course, the editors of AskTheManager.com believe most of these are fairly insignificant posts compared to the the meatier content you can find on the site… AskTheManager.com –(…)






Time Management – Blogwatch August 20, 2008






  The editors of AskTheManager.com scoured the vast resources of the World Wide Web to bring you these terrific and semi-terrific posts and articles cover Time Management.   Of course, most everything written about Time Management (including the posts below) encourage the use of tips and tricks. Let us warn you now, tips and tricks(…)






Sales 101 – The Value of Competitive Product Knowledge






  Does Competitive Product Knowledge Have A Value?   How important is it for a salesperson to know about and talk about a competitor’s products and offerings? I’ve heard strong arguments on both sides for whether or not to talk about the competition in a corporate appointment.  How important is it for a salesperson to(…)






The Traps New Managers Fall Into






The New Manager Traps Help, I’m lost. I’ve been a manger for exactly 34 days and I feel like I’m drowning. The biggest issues I have are my time (there’s not enough) and my people (I am now responsible for the lives and livelihoods of 19 people). Any advice? Alan in San Diego, CA Alan,(…)






Sales Management – Blogwatch August 17, 2008






The editors of AskTheManager.com scoured the World Wide Web to bring you the best posts and articles covering Sales Management for the week of August 17, 2008: Sales Management: The 7 Most Common (And Expensive) Mistakes … By Prospero(Prospero) Structured Training not only deliver industry leading Sales Management courses, but can also help with designing(…)






Time Management – Blogwatch August 16, 2008






The editors of AskTheManager.com were astounded at how much crap is being passed off as Time Management Training on the Internet. It seems that 90% of what’s out there is just a part of some scam to separate you from your money. (Don’t get us wrong, we are devout capitalists, but we don’t like scammers(…)






Management Training – Blogwatch August 16, 2008






It was a slow week for great posts on the Management Training blogs, through TheManager scoured the World Wide Web this week to bring you the best posts and articles covering Management Training: Management Training – Now You Can Motivate By gyahner It is nevertheless a difficult problem to face if you think that management(…)






The First Time Manager Dilemma, How Do You Gain Respect?






  How Does A Young Manager Gain Respect? I am a young, newly promoted sales manager who stepped into what feels like a mine trap. I have been appointed to a brand new store filled with employees who lack professionalism and seem to be all out for themselves. I am the youngest associate to ever(…)






The Six Worst Business Email Etiquette Mistakes Ever






Proper Business Email Etiquette – Part 2 If you’re in business, it’s time you learned how to properly send an email. Just because you can open Outlook and click “send” doesn’t mean you’re qualified to use email as a business tool. This is the second part of a two part series covering the Twelve Worst(…)






The Twelve Worst Business Email Etiquette Mistakes Ever






(Editors’ Note: This is a follow-up article to a post by TheManager on August 7, 2008 that detailed the most common mistakes in emails. To read that post, follow this link.) Proper Business Email Etiquette If you’re in business, it’s time you knew how to send an email. Just because you can open Outlook and(…)






Leadership Development – Blogwatch August 11, 2008






TheManager scoured the blogosphere to bring you these great and not so great posts and articles covering leadership development and management training from the past weekend: Six Disciplines CEO and New York Times Best-Selling Author, Gary … … continues to be a leading force in the state’s technology industry, and we’re excited to contribute to(…)






Sales Management – Blogwatch August 10, 2008






  TheManager scoured the leadership development blogs on the World Wide Web to bring you these great and not so great posts and articles covering sales management from the past week: Outlook as your CRM Tool Unlike traditional CRM or sales management software, Prophet is built into Outlook, eliminating the need to manage multiple contact(…)






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