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Managers Face Huge Responsibilities

We all know how immensely crucial our immediate managers are in day-to-day working life. They are the persons who guide us, steer us, motivate us, coach us, keep us in check, define targets, create the team’s working environment, keep nagging corporate execs from disturbing us from our daily proceedings, take the flack, praise us, understand us and so on. Without them we would be steerless. Like a ship at sail without its captain. We probably also know how it is to work for somebody who does not meet up to a lot of these expectations and how difficult it can be to work for somebody like that. Continue reading

Lead by Example by Telling Stories

Editor Astrid Schutte makes a very valid and well researched point in her latest article about leadership on the Dutch management website “ManagementSite.nl”. She discusses the apparent fact that “Real Leaders Tell a Good Story“, as she uses two examples of companies which ran through a re-evaluation of their approach. One company succeeded and the … Continue reading

Find Something That Really Switches You On

Leaning towards my last post, I couldn’t agree more with Microsoft’s head honcho Steve Balmer. During the day the Dutch television program ‘NOVA’ had with him, he mentioned something we all should remember throughout our lives and certainly throughout our careers. The simple line I am referring to is “Find something that really switches you … Continue reading

What If Our Education Was Better?

Imagine that from the moment we go to school, we are made aware of our strengths and that we take our weaknesses for granted. That, the moment we attend classes, we are evaluated for what we do best and that we are allowed our lesser points. That, every single thing we do at this young age, is reflected to what our teachers have come to learn about us and that we are encouraged to improve our strengths, instead of being remembered about our weak points? Continue reading

Characteristics of a good manager

This Dutch article linked below discusses the traits a good manager should have by introducing first how a lack of these show in their daily work. I can relate to the traits being described when managers or leaders lack a certain skill and I do not dispute their exhaustiveness. I can also relate to the … Continue reading