The biggest mistake that managers make is believing that their primary focus is on managing and "getting in line" their team members (generally called "subordinates"). As a manager your primary focus should be on managing one's self. If you can't manage your behavior, biases, beliefs, and time, then how in the world do you think … Continue reading The Biggest Mistake Managers Make
In our last post we discussed a huge issue in many organizations--high turnover and theft tied to a disconnect between management and employees. This article will shed light on how to recruit, hire, train, and retain quality employees---and how management is key to your success, or the trap door to failure. Slow to Hire Your … Continue reading Hire Employees Like It’s Leading to Marriage
At Foreman & Associates, our team has seen some of the most bizarre as well as some pretty amazing things in our line of work. As observers looking inside of other companies, we have noticed that organizations of every size need to stay focused on taking care of their stakeholders and making sure that every team … Continue reading Does Your Company Truly Value It’s Greatest Asset?
Gallup published a report "State of the American Manager: Analytics and Advice for Leaders", that provides an in-depth look at what distinguishes great managers from the rest. What follows are some of the report's key findings on talent, greatest impact on employee engagement, specific behaviors tied to engagement, female -vs- male managers, and what companies … Continue reading Good Managers Vs. The Rest
It does not matter if you are a startup or well-established organization, the ability to build a healthy culture and environment is possible. It does not matter if the leaders within your organization are perceived (or actual) tyrants, you can change the culture and leadership model that guides every employee, including the tyrant. Yes, … Continue reading Building a Healthy Organization