Leading and managing people can be a difficult task for any aspiring leader. It doesn’t only involve techniques or systems, but importantly include a strict yet gentle human touch towards other people. It is also somehow intriguing to reckon the fact that most of the important and useful ingredients of effectively leading people are not learned in the post-graduate schools or in the seemingly thick management and leadership textbooks. They are even not often learned from listening to the so-called leadership gurus and management experts. Amazingly, they are learned from within our selves’ realization towards our personal (not Read more
When we hear of employee recognition, we think of merit, acknowledgment, gratitude, appreciation, and some thanks for the job well-done by an employee. Employee recognition may be in the forms of awards, employee merits, promotions and monetary incentives. However, a simple saying of thanks and round of applause can also become a good form of recognition that may boost the morale of a certain worker. The importance of recognizing your personnel is as important as making them productive and achieving organizational goals. That’s why, a failure to properly recognize your best assets (human resources), may result to a total organizational disaster. Read more
Meeting is an essential activity that must be regularly conducted in an organization. Whatever and whoever are involved – business owners, employees or customer… meetings should be done effectively. But how can we do that? By assembling people together and telling them what to do? And then by making these people follow our desires and commands, we can already consider that we had an effective meeting? No, we cannot absolutely consider that as a successful meeting. Rather, we may call that an effective announcement or an accomplished instruction. Managers and leaders are the ones who control meetings in an organization. For this reason, they should realize one important thing – the essence of a meeting. Read more
What is the difference between leadership and management? How do leaders differ from managers? These two subjects and kinds of individuals have always been compared and differentiated over the years. Being a leader and being a manager have similar features and common functions. Both involve people, actions and goals. Both are also significant for individuals, organizations and businesses to live, run and achieve success. But despite of their resemblances they also have important distinctions that separate them from each other. They focus on different specific aspects and they are directed into different purposes. To understand more and brighten up our minds on the different features of leadership and management, let’s reflect on the following table of comparison. Read more
When people think of business, they usually think of profit and money. When people think of management, they usually see a person or group of persons wearing nice coats and ties. All of these are like viewpoints seen on a tip of an iceberg which still had unseen deeper notions under it. Being in business should not only mean being in a quest to financial wealth. Likewise, management doesn’t only mean a process which can be handled by people who have finished college or master’s degree in business management or administration.
For big companies, management is well-funded and well-established. But how about those small entities which obviously don’t have huge money to spend to establish a well-placed management structure? The answer is… they don’t actually need big bucks to have a management system that will effectively and efficiently run their small companies. What small entrepreneurs need is a great participation in their small businesses. This rigorous participation means great investment of time, passion and personal qualities (i.e., intelligence, wisdom, emotional strength, ability to influence and lead people, etcetera). Read more