Saturday, December 29, 2007
Boss and Employee Articles
As I stumble along the road called Middle Management, I am on the constant lookout for articles that will help me on my journey of being "The Best Boss in the Whole Wide World". While this is a very lofty goal, and realistically, I'd just as well be happy with the title of "A Good Boss", it never hurts to aim high, right? Right?
Anyways, here are a bunch of articles I found interesting, let me know what you think:
Speaking with Integrity - Do the right thing and speak truthfully
How to be a Good Boss - I suck at delegating, but am trying to get better
Common Sense Management
Personality Types - this is how to go about communicating to different personality types. I'd actually learned something similar in my Peer-to-Manager course, but the instructor used slightly different terminology. Fundamentally though, the ideas are the same. Through this exercise, I have sort of figured out how to better communicate with my boss. Now to make sure I can better communicate with the rest of the world. Sigh.
Hack your Boss - What your boss wants or doesn't want. Just as I am a boss, I too have a boss who has expectations of me.
How to Deal with Micromanagers - This is a kick in the butt reminder for me as well as good tips for everyone else. You can't believe the number of times I've caught myself going down the path of micromanaging my employees, and yet for every time I manage to catch myself and stop, I've probably just as many times have micromanaged people. I hate being micromanaged, and honestly, micromanaging others sucks up my time and energy.
Dissatisfaction in the Workplace - It's all about attitude baby!
Get a Great Annual Review - Also a handy way to keep your resume fresh