Management comes with its fair share of annoyances, but perhaps the worst is the employee who just can’t seem to mentally engage. You know the one—he requires constant attention, instruction, and micromanagement. He asks a seemingly endless number of questions and can’t make a decision to save his life. You’d love to simply pawn him off on another department but you’re far to professional for such underhanded moves.
So, how do you turn that needy employee into one who is self-reliant, independent and thinks for himself? Try these 3 strategies.
Wednesday, Dec 18th
12:30PM – 1:15PM EST
We are pleased to announce that Dale Moss has joined the Mentor Network and is Ivy Exec’s Featured Mentor for December 2013. Dale was CEO of OpenSkies, COO of Jet Airways and British Airways Director of Worldwide Sales & Marketing and Executive Board Member between 1998 and 2011.
We’ve all worked for those managers who are completely tone deaf. They have no idea what’s happening with their team members and believe everything is going swimmingly—until (out of nowhere!) things implode. Whether it’s the sudden departure of a key employee, or an intense conflict between staff members, these oblivious managers are caught totally off guard.
As a leader within your company, a large portion of your role requires being “in the know” regarding what’s going on with your team. To achieve this, managers must see themselves as “listener-in-chief”. Here are some simple ways managers can put their ears to the ground and facilitate free flowing conversations with team members.
A job interview is a two-way street. The employer asks questions to determine if the interviewee is an ideal fit for the job, and the smart candidate uses the interview to assess how she would fit in.
From the team @ Forbes, here are the questions to ask, and the ones to avoid asking, in your next interview:
Questions you should ask in an interview:
Spencer Rascoff is only 37. Yet, the Harvard grad and father of three has already accomplished so much.
He co-founded Hotwire.com and served as a VP for Expedia; he held the roles of CFO, vice president of marketing and COO at Zillow; and in 2008, Rascoff was promoted to chief executive of the popular real estate information site. Wondering how the Zillow CEO has achieved and maintained his success? His weekend routine has something to do with it.
From the team @ Forbes, here are the 14 things successful people do on the weekends:
We here at Ivy Exec wish you all a happy holiday season, and new year.
Relax, enjoy the festivities, spend great time with great people – and while you are at it – accelerate your career!
Many believe that the end of the year means an end to career advancement – when in fact, there is never a better time to organize your personal and professional goals, build your network, and land your dream job.
We are privileged to announce that Dale Moss has joined The Ivy Exec Mentor Network. We warmly welcome him as our Featured Mentor for December…
Dale was CEO of OpenSkies (a premium transatlantic airline and British Airways subsidiary), COO of Jet Airways (India’s largest airline), and Worldwide Director of Sales & Marketing and Executive Board member of British Airways between 1998 and 2011.
From his first post as a reservation sales agent, to his role as the chief architect of British Airway’s 2008 L’Avion acquisition and CEO of the combined entity (OpenSkies) , Dale shares some of his reflections, as well as observations, on how aspiring professionals can get where they want to be.
Here’s an excerpt of a recent conversation with Dale: