Leadership Development – Blogwatch July 30, 2008






It’s been a busy week on the Leadership Development blogs – possibly something to do with the rotten economy?   The editors of AskTheManager.com searched the resources on the World Wide Web to bring you the best blog posts covering Leadership Development and Management Training: Manager Stress… A Big Problem By admin admin for The(…)






Leadership Development – Blogwatch July 29, 2008






  The editors of AskTheManager.com searched high and low throughout the World Wide Web to bring you the best blog posts covering Leadership Development and Management Training: Leadership Development: Try Harder, Want it More By Tudor It took a very cynical view of leadership development experiences. It was also very funny. I showed it to(…)






Time Management is More Than Tips and Tricks






Time management is more than just employing a few tips and tricks to help manage your day. As anyone who has tried to use time management tricks in the past knows, it doesn’t take long for you to fall back into your old routine.   Proper time management requires both a paradigm shift and new(…)






Help! My Boss is a Jerk!






  Q. Every time my coworkers or I ask my manager a question, he snaps at us and tries to make us feel stupid for not already knowing the answer. What should we do? Lisa in Raleigh, NC   Well, as my teachers always said: there are no stupid questions. Of course, it sounds like(…)






Management by Questioning: Training Sales Managers to Lead in Tough Economic Times






Management by Questioning… Not the most electrifying title for a post, I know, but an important topic nonetheless.   A friend who owns a successful business recently lamented that his sales teams were ineffective selling into the “terrible economy” we’re faced with today. I was surprised, because this man has always done a great job(…)






Obama and McCain Share a Lack of Leadership Experience






What is the value of experience?   With the November election growing ever closer, a liberal colleague of mine asked what I thought about experience as it applies to the White House. (For the sake of full disclosure, TheManager is a fiscally-conservative independent… aren’t all capitalists?)   My friend knows that at virtually all levels(…)






The Worst Boss in America Contest – Jack Caffery from CNN






CNN commentator Jack Cafferty is highlighting one of the finest and funniest contests about leadership and management from the AFL-CIO… FROM CNN’s Jack Cafferty: 15 million workers in this country say they have a bad boss. A new survey also shows that 36 percent say they feel pressure to stay with said bad boss because(…)






Why Your Best Salesman Will Fail as Sales Manager






It seems odd that the best salespeople do not make the best sales managers. But that is, unfortunately, the truth.   Empirically speaking, this seems to be a function of “how” those salespeople became great. More often than not, truly great salespeople have some internal “it” that makes them great. They have trouble explaining the(…)






NY Times Business Best Sellers – Hardcover July 2008






  Here are the Top 5 on the NY Times Business Hardcover list for July 2008. To see the complete list (and to see a great choice that’s been at #15 for two months in a row) follow this link.   At number 15 again this month is the great read from Marshall Goldsmith called What(…)






Leadership Lessons from Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers






It’s amazing how much we can learn about how not to lead from the examples provided by professional sports. The latest instance of sub-par leadership came to a head this past week by future Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Lorenzo Favre and his soon to be former team, the Green Bay Packers. (For the six(…)






Leadership Development – Blogwatch July 17, 2008






The editors at AskTheManager.com scoured the World Wide Web to bring you news and views from the Leadership Development blogosphere. The art of leadership Bangkok Post – Thailand I’m hearing a lot of interest in leadership development these days. Last year, both The Economist and Fortune magazine ran articles on the importance of … See(…)






The Top Ten Leadership Books of All Time






Originally published on June 23, 2008, The Best Leadership Books of All Time received so much feedback from readers who asked that we expound on our comments of these best sellers, that the editors of AskTheManager.com felt compelled to reissue our top ten list of The Best Leadership Books of All Time. We’re hopeful you(…)






Leadership Development – Blogwatch July 13, 2008






TheManager scoured the World Wide Web and found a few choice blog posts and interesting news articles covering Management Training and Leadership Development. Take a few moments to digest these recent articles and posts: ‘Visionary’ sports programme for Dubai Financial Times – London,England,UK The agreement, with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Programme for Leadership Development and the Dubai(…)






Knowledge Hoarders & The Mack Truck Theory






Q. I’m the office manager at a large Midwestern distribution company. We sell a variety of products to retailers across the US, and have a sophisticated computer system that can show the status of orders with just a few clicks. My problem is that the operations managers like to work the orders on legal pads(…)






The Single Most Important Trait in a Good Manager






When we look deeply at Management Training and the plethora of business training resources, business books and self-help seminars meant to assist us in the quest for the Holy Grail of Leadership, it’s interesting that so few of these really speak to the root of the issue with bad managers. Whenever I’ve encountered a truly(…)






Leadership Development – Blogwatch July 11, 2008






  TheManager scoured the World Wide Web and found a few choice blog posts on Leadership Development. Take a few moments to either chew or eschew these recent posts: Leadership development – quick tip 1 – Leadership skills By Denise Taylor, career guide & assessments expert Whilst working with a client through a development centre(…)






Leadership v. Management: The Great Business Debate






Leadership versus Management   Included in the great debates of business today is the always interesting “Leadership v. Management” fight. Whenever I read an online business blog or leadership resource that tackles this seeming duality, I find it interesting that there seem to be only two ways this topic is presented…   Lists of overlapping(…)






How Do You Spot A True Leader?






Q. I’m faced with reducing headcount because of the economy, but I’m afraid to make broad cuts because I don’t want to lose the true leaders in my company. How can I identify the true leaders from the wanabees and the blowhards? My biggest concern is that I think I’m too old to know what(…)






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