Did you know that your past, present, and future can affect
directly or indirectly your outlook in life?
Have you ever done something that is so regrettable you couldn't
forgive yourself? Have you ever made a mistake that up to the
present time you're still blaming yourself? Are you still
torturing yourself with the thought that only if you could've
done it differently, you're living a much better life right now?
Good news for you! You don't have to keep this burden in your
Team building and teamwork skills are critical for your
effectiveness as a manager or entrepreneur. Even if you are not
in a leadership position yet, better understanding of teamwork
can make you a more effective employee and give you an extra
edge in your office.
Team building success is when your team can accomplish something
bigger and work more effectively than a group of the same
individuals working on their own. You have a strong synergy of
individual contributions. But there are two cr
I am often asked, "Should organizational change be done quickly
or slowly over time?" and "Should management attempt large
radical changes or small incremental changes?" The safe answer
is, "It depends."
The literature on organizational change identifies two general
types of changes: first-order change and second-order change.
First-order change gets less attention because it is less
dramatic. It is incremental and evolutionary in nature. We see
first-order change today in organizations in the
It's surprisingly simple to get started posting your very first
auction on eBay. Here's what you need to do.
Step 1: Open an eBay seller's account.
If you've bought things on eBay, then you already have an
account - just log in with it and click 'Sell' in the toolbar at
the top of the page, then click 'Create a seller's account'. If
you've never used eBay before, then you'll need to open an
account first using the 'register' link underneath the toolbar,
and then click 'Sell' and 'Create a sel
Are you satisfied with the way your business is performing today?
How about next year?
Specifically, what are you doing to make 2006 a banner
year for business improvement?
What are you going to do differently?
What are you going to do - to change?
The challenge is how to change, not if.
Following are seven steps for effective change:
1. Create a commitment. Define a shared vision of what
you want to commit to it. Without a clear commitment, you'll
An essential part of Edgar Schein's Process Consulting practice
model (discussed in-depth in my book) is the use of Active
Inquiry. A guiding assumption in Active Inquiry is that an
insecure client will not reveal essential facts about the
organization's situation. Without these essential facts, the
Organizational Change (OC) consultant is placed in a position of
guessing. The consultant is then forced to rely on the dubious
practice of projecting his or her prior experiences into the
"People improve productivity, not organisations."
Managers who have had any form of training will be familiar with
the idea of setting goals or objectives, and probably with the
principles of appraising performance. With this in mind, why is
it so many managers keep asking about how to motivate their
staff or how to get more from them?
This whole area is a key differentiator of good managers and is
a large part of what managers are being paid for! In this
article I want to offer some i
"An organization's capacity to execute its strategy depends
on its "hard" infrastructure--its organization structure and
systems--and on its "soft" infrastructure--its culture and
norms." Amar Bhide (Harvard and Columbia)
Is your organisation one which invests a considerable amount of
time and effort (and, therefore, cost) in looking to the future
and creating a strategy and strategic plan? I hope so! However,
what happens if the plan is not successful and the objectives
"A leader has two important characteristics; first he is
going somewhere; second he is able to persuade others to go with
How many of the people who run professional firms have achieved
their positions as a result of planned career development? Or
through assessment centres, or their ability as leaders and
managers? I wonder whether a large number are still there
because of some family connection, who they know and bring to
the firm as clients, length of service or rev
I motivate people for a living, but I got a Hard Lession on
Motivation Techniques Here!
To make it quick. Here's a summary of what I learned
-Make them teach themselves -People will take advantage of you
if you let them. -Different languages are not always a barrier.
How can these Motivation Techniques Translates into
I have a useful story for you. I hated babysitting my younger
cousins. Remember I love them though. They are my cousins. They