Category Archives: Management
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 Continue reading
You see the 2-hour meeting invitation pop into your inbox and immediately, a sense of dread washes over you. There’s no doubt what this will entail. Much will be discussed, analyzed, debated and considered. Voices will be heard, ideas shared, opinions brought to the table. Good intentions will abound. And, when all is said and done, nothing will actually happen.
You might as well take those two hours (well, really it’ll probably be closer to four…) and add them to the already overflowing bucket of wasted time your team is rapidly accumulating.
Managers who want (and need) to support the professional development of their staff often find it’s harder than they hoped it would be. Inside many organizations, classroom training is considered the standard, and studies show it’s still the most prevalent form of training available.
However, whether you send employees out of the office for a day or two, or—if you’re lucky—bring the training to you, the time and expense required for traditional classroom training create massive disruption to the business.
What if there were a better, faster, less costly way of training staff members?
As a business leader, you want to compensate your staff for exceptional work, while at the same time providing incentive for continued outstanding performance. The best way to do this? Give the team rewards…
However, rewards programs can add up — a bonus here; a raise there. Throw in some gift cards, a few staff appreciation events and before you know it, employee rewards could be eating up a healthy portion of your bottom line.
What’s the solution? Get creative! Financial rewards aren’t the only option. In fact, they aren’t even the best Continue reading
The internet makes the lifestyle of a digital nomad possible. So, if you want to, you can work from a laptop almost anywhere in the world. For three months this year, I am such a nomad. I’m working for 3 months from Southeast Asia as I travel and explore the region. Now, about a third of the way through my trip, I’ve gained a few insights that are helping me run and grow my business from my laptop in Asia. Even if you just want to take an extended vacation from Continue reading
Elena Bajic, Ivy Exec Founder & CEO
Does your leadership style most resemble Attila The Hun? Or is it closer to Mahatma Ghandi? With these tips from Elena Bajic, you can earn your employees trust and respect no matter where you fall on the spectrum.
Click here to see how.
The art of delegation is something many managers have trouble mastering. All too often, they end up dumping instead. And, because the results of dumping are typically less-than-exceptional, many of these same managers end up pulling back the reins, refusing to let others take over on anything.
To avoid this fate, managers must first learn the difference between delegating and dumping, and adjust their behavior accordingly.