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Sep

2014

Leading People is Messy and 7 Other Leadership Insights

From a post in hrdaily about author of Lead like it matters, Roxi Bahar Hewertson. Hewertson says that good leaders are often chosen by luck, not design, particularly when they are picked because they are star players in the workplace.             Eight insights into the challenges that leaders face, and how to address them: 1. Knowing is the easy part. Doing is the hard part. "Some of the best intended and least effective leaders I have known have read and could easily ...

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Sep

2014

Three Keys to Nipping Difficult Workplace Situations in the Bud

            Difficult situations will often arise in the workplace. If you handle them fairly and resolve them quickly they don't need have a negative impact on your team. They may even lead to improvements. But how can you achieve this? identify problems in the workplace manage poor work performance, while adhering to your organisation’s policies and procedures manage conflict constructively Be alert for problems Think about what happens to your work ...

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Sep

2014

Motivation – Applying Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Theory

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Theory remains an important and simple motivation tool for managers to understand and apply. The Hierarchy of Needs is as follows: 1. Physiological Needs (basic issues of survival such as salary and stable employment) 2. Security Needs (stable physical and emotional environment issues such as benefits, pension, safe work environment, and fair work practices) 3. “Belongingness” Needs (social acceptance issues such as friendship or cooperation on the job) 4. ...

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Sep

2014

Autocrat, Bureaucrat or Charismatic Leadership - Which Are You?

Autocratic Leadership Autocratic leadership is an extreme form of transactional leadership, where leaders have a lot of power over their people. Staff and team members have little opportunity to make suggestions, even if these would be in the team's or the organization's best interest. The benefit of autocratic leadership is that it's incredibly efficient. Decisions are made quickly, and work gets done efficiently. The downside is that most people resent being treated this way. ...

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Sep

2014

Are You a Transactional or Transformational Leader?

Transactional Leadership This leadership style starts with the idea that team members agree to obey their leader when they accept a job. The "transaction" usually involves the organization paying team members in return for their effort and compliance. The leader has a right to "punish" team members if their work doesn't meet an appropriate standard. Although this might sound controlling and paternalistic, transactional leadership offers some benefits. For one, this leadership ...
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The office Christmas party can be a great place to unwind, celebrate your wins and socialise with your staff and work colleagues. But unwind a little too much, or fail to act on employee’s complaints about inappropriate behaviour towards them, and your business, culture and potentially bottom line can take a big hit.
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