Winter 2012 Managing Smart

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Focus on Four Management Fundamentals
To get results from employees, you have to focus on results. Keep management simple by concentrating on four fundamentals that drive business results. Great results make employees happy—and motivated.

Hiring Assets
Managers need to hire based on an asset mentality, not a checklist mentality that reviews only education level and years of experience. A manager with an asset mentality focuses on the strengths and skills of the applicant that may enhance a specific department. This approach can help hiring managers identify assets from average candidates.

Growing Global Demand for Leaders
The economic shift toward emerging countries necessitates an urgent approach to developing local global leaders. But current leadership models aren’t meeting this demand. Shift your thinking to help build a pipeline of new leaders locally.

Let ’Em Weep
Anxiety and pressure are escalating in the workplace, and it’s only natural for employees to feel overwhelmed and want to shed a few tears. But, most employees hold back the tears for fear of looking weak. Anne Kreamer, a former Nickelodeon executive, says to go ahead and cry if you want to.

Resources for Managers
Books to help managers do their jobs better.

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