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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(…)






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(…)






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(…)






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 8, 2008






Still a busy week for the Leadership Development blogs – must not be too many moms and dads getting their kids ready to go back to school – and TheManager was able to piece together the best of the Web for your reading enjoyment.   Here are today’s best Leadership Development and Management Training blog(…)






Leadership Development – Blogwatch August 5, 2008






The editors at AskTheManager.com scoured the Internet to bring you the following highlights from some of the better Leadership Development and Management Training blogs and news sources: Leadership Development – Secure The Future By admin Jay Conger states, “Business organizations are not designed to be great training grounds for leadership development. They are great training(…)






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(…)






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(…)






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(…)






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(…)






Leadership Development – Blogwatch June 27, 2008






Here are a couple of interesting Leadership Development blog entries discovered by TheManager: A Great Perspective on Accountability By webmaster For quite a while now, I’ve been planning to write a series on creating a culture of accountability. There’sa huge amount to say on the subject, and I think anyone in leadership can benefit from(…)






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