FORBES – The Benefits Of Simplicity

Being an effective manager is not about mastering mysterious and complicated methods.  It’s about keeping it simple and following old, proven, and even obvious ideas. What made a good leader in the past is still what makes one today: being competent, caring, and benevolent. Take time to understand your employees. Set thoughtful, logical goals for…

Forbes – The Benefits Of Simplicity

Management Tip: The Benefits Of Simplicity Victor Lipman Effective management has some pretty simple fundamentals at its core. Take time to understand your employees. Set thoughtful, logical goals for them. Manage to those goals and hold your employees accountable for them. Always keep the lines of communication open, and spend adequate time on employee motivation and development. And don’t be afraid to make hard…

Ensure that every manager has weekly 1-on-1 meetings with all of his or her direct reports

Expanding on the prior point, it can help performance if you ensure that all managers throughout your organization adhere to the discipline of weekly 1-on-1 meetings with direct reports – a practice that some consider to be the most important business management practice of all. Weekly meetings not only help a firm practice CPM (described above), but,…