Management

Organizational Skills

Organisational skills are considered valuable for any employee or person; but there are several, more specific skills that together give a person strong organisational skills. Someone with strong organisational skills is considered to have the ability to manage his/her duties through planning, prioritization, time management, and detail orientation. We shall now look at each skill in detail. Planning People with strong organisational skills makes planning an important part of their…

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Management

What to Do About Mediocrity on Your Team

The toughest test of a manager is how they address mediocrity. There is no silver bullet to address lackluster performance but there are four leadership practices that can help. First, show the consequences of mediocrity to connect people with the experiences, feelings, and impact of bad performance. Use concrete measures to make poor performance painfully apparent. Then, establish peer accountability so that people feel comfortable challenging one another when they…

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Management

My CIMA Journey

My quest for professional designation has taken two years to accomplish. The two-year journey though seemingly short had been very nostalgic with some memories worth reliving. I have always wanted something different. Professionally. What exactly? I did not know. I began talking with friends and colleagues about my frustrations: my interest at the work place had evolved from mere number crunching into seeking answers to why some numbers appeared as…

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