Management Tips

by Mark Breier

Practice Benevolent Leadership

   A benevolent leader maximizes performance through facilitation. She eliminate barriers for subordinates. Information and authority flow freely. Honesty abounds. People feel free to question authority without retribution. Creativity reigns.- from new book "The 5 Patterns of Extraordinary Careers", by Citrin & Smith

Shareholders come third!

   Companies that put their customer first and empower their employees to serve them will inevitably provide greater growth and shareholder value than those corporations that focus primarily on getting their stock price up and only give lip service to the other constituencies.- from "Authentic Leadership", by Bill George, former CEO of Medtronic, whose shares have grown at a CAGR of 32% over last 18 years.

Stay busy when out of work.

   The best job seekers find meaningful and enriching ways to spend time beyond job searching, e.g. take a French class, learn photography, do volunteer work, or improve your job skills. This productivity is not only therapeutic, but it presents you as a better job candidate since you are seen as self-motivated and industrious. You'll also feel better about life in general.- Michael Laskoff - Business Week online