Leadership: Leveraging Your Soft Skills

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Lisa Sasso : Soft skills can make or break you as a leader; they are clearly more important to a leader than any hard skill. I first became aware of the need for soft skills when I was a Tupperware Executive Manager, teaching members of my team about the products, how to best present the line and explaining how effective use could make customers’ lives more efficient. One skill that always stands out in my mind and that I have used successfully is Caring.

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Is Innovation manageable?

N2Growth Blog

Fintech, as this sector is colloquially referred, focuses for the most part on disrupting the state of affairs induced by the use of technology. I think the real disruption does not derive from technology, but from the changes technology brings to business models.

Why Technology Is So Important In Business Practice

Strategy Driven

So with that in mind, here’s some of the mostly wide renowned reasons as to why technology is so important in our business practices. That means we can perfect our communicative skills , and make it a lot easier to close a deal with a few emails.

Relevant Skills Managers Need To Manage Remote Employees

HR Digest

This is obviously due to a continuous advancement in the workplace technology. Employees are better managed, retained and allowed to work flexibly through remote employment. Managers gain opportunities to work with a team that is made up of members in different locations and effectively handling the proximity limitations while managing remote employees. In fact, remote employment is a huge blessing to management when properly utilized. Communication skills.

Let’s Stop Talking About the Lack of Technical Talent, Corporate America: It’s Time to Close the Large Tech Skills Gap with Veterans

General Leadership

The department cites that of the three million plus post-9/11 veterans employed in the civilian workforce today, less than 40 percent hold management, professional and related occupations. My industry, technology, is part of the problem. My industry, technology, is part of the problem.

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8 Leadership Skills Essential for Success in the Future

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

These changes require some new sets of leadership skills. I believe these skills will soon be required of leaders in all types of organizations. Driven by technology, our interconnection and inter-dependence as individuals, as companies, and as countries are expanding exponentially.

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How Top Pricing Managers Drive Profits: 6 Skills to Success

The Kini Group

Pricing managers are in the tough position of having both feet in different worlds. As the number of pricing analysts grows, so does the need for innovative, capable, and confident pricing managers. This is where pricing psychology plays a big part in a pricing manager’s role.

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How to Manage the Tsunami of Change

Lead Change Blog

With the onslaught of AI and other disrupting technologies, the workplace will undergo rapid changes. A McKinsey Global Institute report on future of the workforce shows that between 75 million and 375 million people globally will have to change their occupation and acquire new skills by the year 2030. These changes are not just causing disruption to businesses, but are also becoming a big problem for the managers to face. Up-skill and cross-skill as required.

A Technology Case Study: Implementing What the Customer Wants

Strategy Driven

In order for any change to occur – whether it’s a decision to purchase a product, or an implementation to add new technology – whatever touches the ultimate solution must buy-in to the change. New Skills for Internal Consultants.

Managing Priorities: A Key to Leadership Success

Great Leadership By Dan

These problems can usually be solved if you learn to improve one very important leadership skill: managing priorities. Four Steps to Managing Priorities Managing priorities means identifying which tasks are most important and allocating appropriate time to accomplish them. Based on our finding that it takes 66 days to turn a behavior into a habit, we have created four simple exercises that will help you improve your ability to manage priorities.

How HR Can Help Managers To Become Better Leaders

Tanveer Naseer

Importance of HR for Business Productivity and Leadership Development As HR professionals, you’re uniquely qualified to help leaders develop the skills, systems and processes required for achieving their own objectives as well as organizational goals.

How to Attract Skilled Workers with Your Company Culture

Chart Your Course

Inc Magazine’s web-based encyclopedia takes 12 paragraphs to define work culture, using difficult to measure terms like behavior, value and management flow. If the culture of a company is not managed properly, it can change from an asset to a liability very easily.

9 Time Management Tips For Young Leaders

Joseph Lalonde

I n today’s fast-paced world, time management has never been more challenging. Technology has made it easy for us to stay connected, and we live our life with a constant flow of information. Time management is a skill that takes time to development and perfect.

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12 Reasons Crisis Leadership Trumps Crisis Management

N2Growth Blog

One thing is for sure – we’ll all be better off when leaders stop trying to manage a crisis and become more proficient at crisis leadership. The key to not being caught flat-footed in a crisis is often found in a leader’s ability to understand the difference between Crisis Management and Crisis Leadership with respect to their effects on purpose and the future. Crisis Management is all about leading through crises after they’ve already begun. By Damian D.

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BPM should focus on people, not technology

Chartered Management Institute

This software often allows companies to monitor process performance and implement changes in real-time, a stark contrast to days of yore when managers would have to wait until the end of the week or month to see how changes had performed. Complexity is much more manageable.

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Performance Management and Coaching.

Coaching Tip

Every organization has its own approach to performance management and coaching. But all models view coaching as interactive. Done well, it can turn performance management into a collaborative process that benefits everyone.

Managing Board Relations | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

In today’s post I’ll deal with a skill set that all successful CEOs excel at…managing board relations. What’s interesting to me is that of all the constituencies that CEOs must deal with, the relationship with a board of directors is among the easiest to manage.

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Giving Feedback -The No. 2 People Skill

Building Personal Strength

I recently posted an article about what I believe is the number one people skill: listening. 2 people skill is giving feedback. My favorite quote about feedback comes from management author Ken Blanchard: "Feedback is the breakfast of champions." Feedback People skills

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The Three Human Capital Management Concerns Keeping U.S. CEOs Up At Night

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Bhushan Sethi: Most US CEOs say technological advances will transform their businesses within the next five years. But almost three quarters say they’re worried about the skills gap in their organizations. The skills gap, in other words, is very much a leadership gap.

Fueling Business Process Management with the Automation Engine that Can!

Strategy Driven

Organizations deploy automation technologies as the primary resource in their Business Process Management. Fortunately, today’s business leaders have numerous technologies and solutions available in order to effectively manage and integrate their entire enterprise.

Winning Time Management Strategies

Coaching Tip

Increasing technological advances tend to be the consequence of living where everyone is trying to do more in less time. It is a mistake to believe that time management is simply about working more effectively, prioritizing or planning ahead. From the perspective of our time-strapped readers, time management strategies are meant to: keep the content succinct while offering a list of time management reference guides that provide practical tools that you can use. .

Hiring (not Firing) for Soft Skills – TTI Success Insights

Chart Your Course

HIRING (NOT FIRING) FOR SOFT SKILLS. Some of the most commonly overlooked factors in the hiring process are a candidate’s competencies, or soft skills. For many jobs, soft skills are as important as technical skills in producing superior performance. In fact, soft skills are often transferable to different jobs, whereas technical skills are usually more specific. via Hiring (not Firing) for Soft Skills – TTI Success Insights.

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5 Tips on How to Better Your Time Management

Strategy Driven

This is the reason time management is fast becoming a necessity instead of a choice. If you want to be able to breathe without feeling suffocated, then you need to start working towards managing your time. Time management is a skill that everyone needs to master.

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The Power of Progress Reports

Tony Mayo

Of all the management tools I recommend, one of the most effective is both very simple and very unlikely to be consistently employed—if it is used at all: the written progress report, completed on a consistent schedule. Tony Mayo Executive Coach. The power of progress reports to promote results and reduce anxiety is demonstrated daily, on matters […]. The post The Power of Progress Reports appeared first on Tony Mayo.

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Managing performers and potentials – 3 steps

Lead on Purpose

In a time when the workforce is increasingly transient, your ability to identify high-performing and high-potential employees—and that of your managers—is critical. To that end, there are strategies that any manager can apply to develop high-potentials and high-performers effectively.

Communicating the Value of Change Management

Change Starts Here

Over the last several years, there’s been a surge of new internal change management positions and departments within organizations. Stuck trying to convince everyone else of their purpose, change practitioners often ask, “How do I communicate the value of change management?”

In Praise of Middle Managers


Middle managers don’t get a lot of attention or respect. Even most business satires are targeted squarely at middle managers, think Michael Scott or Bill Lumberg. In most organizations, the impact of middle managers is just as important as that of senior leadership.

Front Line Leadership: The Keys To Managing Millenials, Part 1

Terry Starbucker

Please don’t misunderstand me, some of my closest friends are Millennials- many members of the millennial generation have crucial skill sets that can enhance the effectiveness of your organization.

Millennials Who Manage

Eric Jacobson

Drawing on extensive research, including a comprehensive, original workplace survey and in-depth interviews with Millennial managers, Millennials Who Manage , offers teaches Millennial readers how to overcome workplace perceptions and become great leaders.

Possibility Maximizer: Management Improvement Carnival

Sales Wolf Blog

SHRM - Society for Human Resource Managment Indispensible for the HR Professional!  This week I have a great management blog carnival to share with you.   Ready to improve your management skills?   Ready to improve your management skills?


Women on Business

It is often the case in the office that these softer skills can be dismissed as being weak and yet now more than ever, businesses will recognise and require support from women in order to build and nurture these vital relationships.

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Refine Your Dialogue Skills - Some Tips and an Illustration

Building Personal Strength

Monday, December 13, 2010 Refine Your Dialogue Skills - Some Tips and an Illustration When people share opinions, they can discover either common ground or points of conflict. Below are some tips that will help you refine your dialogue skills.

Change management and sales: influencing the buying decision path

Strategy Driven

But until the stakeholders (decision makers, influencers, appropriate managers) agree that making a purchase is the only way to get where they want to end up, and all of the people that will touch the new solution buy-in to altering the status quo (their policies, relationships, rules, past decisions, job descriptions, etc), they will not make a purchase or a change: they will continue the dysfunctional behavior even when an ideal solution is right in front of them.

How to Be Manager When Your Employees Are Older Than You

Let's Grow Leaders

Awkward news: You’re younger than the employees you’ll be managing. However, it has been known to make young managers uncomfortable or nervous. How can you effectively manage employees with far greater work and life experience?

Improving Management Globally

Curious Cat

On the matter of the importance of promoting better management practices worldwide I agree there is a huge amount of work to be done. And there is a huge vacuum of resources for managers looking for information on how to do better. I would look at how to use technology to connect members to knowledge (and knowledgable experts) they need. Management ASQ Influential Voices global open access

Changing Seasons, Changing Skills, Habits, and Perspectives

The Practical Leader

As technological change speeds up our world and provides new communication tools, we draw timely and timeless lessons from Harvard Business Review articles. Tomorrow is June 1 – my favorite month in our garden and around Southern Ontario.

How To Manage The New Workplace Reality

Eric Jacobson

Grubb has written an incredibly insightful book on how to manage the new workplace reality. All of which will drive a clash of cultures that demands a new management approach. So ensure your leaders are managing employees by the goals they accomplish, not by the hours in the office.

Human Resource (HR) Manager Challenges

Coaching Tip

In order to recruit and retain talented candidates, Human Resources management must match the process to the type and level of employee they are hiring – one size does not necessarily fit all. An Human Resource (HR) manager’s work does not end once a candidate is hired.

Five Coaching Tips to Help Business Process Management Leaders Succeed

Strategy Driven

The question is, do your executives have the skills and experience to lead a cross-functional process focused organization? This role could be filled by a Business Architect, Process Improvement Expert, Lean Six Sigma Practioner, Business Analyst or Project Manager.

How To Manage The New Workplace Reality

Eric Jacobson

Grubb has written an incredibly insightful book on how to manage the new workplace reality. All of which will drive a clash of cultures that demands a new management approach. So ensure your leaders are managing employees by the goals they accomplish, not by the hours in the office.

How To Manage Multiple Generations In The Workplace

Eric Jacobson

Grubb has written an incredibly insightful book on how to manage the new workplace reality. All of which will drive a clash of cultures that demands a new management approach. So ensure your leaders are managing employees by the goals they accomplish, not by the hours in the office.

Using Big Data in the Classroom

Strategy Driven

As the next big step in the transformation of the modern classroom, technology is at the forefront, and big data could be the key to improving the education levels of a whole new generation. Organizational Performance Measures big data business management strategydriven technology

3 Tips for Virtual Management of Effective Virtual Teams

Great Results Team Building

Increasingly, people now work together as virtual teams and therefore require more effective virtual management to keep the group focused and feeling connected. Organizations have become stretched through geographic and technological expansion.

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