Management Mauritius

Know the Three Ingredients of Important Conversations

All leaders need to be able to deliver critical or challenging communications. Whether you are one-on-one, in a small group discussion, or at a town hall meeting, here are the three components you need to effectively deliver your difficult message:

21 Dec 2012,

Take More Vacation

In a world of ever-increasing demands, people are spending less time out of the office and taking fewer days off. Fall victim to this trend, and it will harm your health and productivity. Instead, do the following:

19 Dec 2012,

Why Employee Engagement Is Not Important (Yes, Really)

This is not a joke--it's every executive's dirty little secret. Here is the real list of priorities within successful companies.

18 Dec 2012,

How to Be a Changemaker

The leadership skills that worked in the past are quickly becoming irrelevant in today's fast-paced, change-is-the-name-of-the-game world. To be effective, you need to know how to adapt to and drive change. Here are the six core skills that can turn you into a changemaker:

18 Dec 2012,

Four Ways to Talk Tough Without Creating Panic

While you may be tempted to use words like "Armageddon" and "disastrous" when talking about your business these days, now is not the time to tell people the sky is falling. In times of crisis, leaders need to choose their words wisely and convey calm and confidence. Think about these four things when addressing your team:

17 Dec 2012,

Going the Distance: 3 Secrets for Successfully Managing Telecommuters

When I started a new job and discovered that more than a quarter of my team would be reporting from home, I panicked. How would I know if they were actually working? How could I make them feel like a genuine part of the team? How would I gain their trust and ensure they came to me with their questions and concerns?

14 Dec 2012,

6 Simple Rituals To Reach Your Potential Every Day

Becoming and staying productive isn't about hard-to-follow programs or logging your every move in an app. It's about self-care. Here are daily to-dos to get you started.

13 Dec 2012,

Cut Your Meeting Time in Half

People often set meetings for an hour because their calendars default to that time period. But you may need far less time to accomplish your work. Try these three measures to shorten your meeting:

13 Dec 2012,

Know the Six Steps in Cost/Benefit Analysis

We all know we should make an investment when the benefits outweigh the costs, but few people understand what really goes into the analysis. Here are the six steps:

12 Dec 2012,

How to Define Prosperity as an Entrepreneur

When you work for someone else, as I did for many years before starting my own small business, there is typically some pre-defined idea of what it means to be successful. As an entrepreneur, however, you have the luxury of thinking differently about prosperity.

11 Dec 2012,

Make a Critical Trade-Off

Most important business decisions require compromise: To do one thing, you have to give up another. Next time you need to decide between conflicting priorities, try doing these three things:

11 Dec 2012,

The 9 Corporate Personality Types And How to Inspire Them to Innovate

In a way, innovation is like sex: those talking about it most are probably doing it the least. Before founding IdeaFaktory, I’ve had the privilege (and collateral hair loss) of innovating at top Fortune 100 firms, where ‘talk’ was unavoidable.

10 Dec 2012,

12 Step Guide to Having an Authoritative Brand Presence Online

How often have you visited a site directly without having to go through Google? If you have, then those sites have successfully managed to create an authoritative brand online, such that you didn’t feel the need to search for them but instead to go directly to their site.

07 Dec 2012,

Don’t Be a Bad Boss

Bad managers come in many shapes and sizes. The worst ones do appalling things like berate people in public or take credit for others’ work. But you should also beware of these less obvious infractions:

07 Dec 2012,

Three Tips to Re-Focus Your Team on the New Strategy

Most strategic change initiatives fail, or at least hit some major bumps along the road. If your team is struggling to adapt to a new strategy, try these three things to get them back on track:

30 Nov 2012,

When Delaying Failed Projects Is Better than Quitting

We all get frustrated with projects to the point where quitting seems like an inevitable thing. But sometimes we just need to know when to stop—not quit.

29 Nov 2012,

How Successful Leaders Balance Skepticism and Openness

In today's rapidly changing market, small businesses that innovate survive. But, that's no easy task for a leader. You're expected to be open to risky ideas while protecting your company and evaluating what will work. Openness and skepticism often seem at odds, and finding a successful balance can be tough.

29 Nov 2012,

Three Ways to Think like a Designer

Good designers see the world differently. Their unique views enable them to come up with new products and innovations that leave the rest of us envious. Here are three ways you can approach innovation like a designer:

28 Nov 2012,

The 13 Most Frustrating Coworker Types And How To Deal With Them

In their new book Dealing with People You Can't Stand, Dr. Rick Brinkman and Dr. Rick Kirschner identify the 13 most frustrating archetypes and how to work with them. "You can be one of the people who brings out the best in people at their worst," says Dr. Kirschner.

28 Nov 2012,

Three Steps to Choosing what to Delegate

Delegation is both a critical skill that successful managers must demonstrate, and one often neglected by overworked managers. Here are three steps to decide what can come off your plate:

28 Nov 2012,