How to Manage like a CEO

If you really want to move up in the corporate world, try to learn from those already there: CEOs.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Steve Tobak, in his column 'The Corner Office', remarks: "In the past we’ve talked about all kinds of management tools and leadership qualities, but this time, we’re going to cut right to the chase. You won’t find these five tips anywhere else, since you’re the first ones to read them"

1. Focus on critical, trouble areas and leave everything else alone
2. Hire functional experts who are also solid, upcoming managers
3. Business comes first
4. Manage up
5. Help to “manage the company.”

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A list of seven signs to look out for in order to stop you, your boss and your peers becoming bad managers.

Bad managers are often blissfully unaware that they are underperforming. Steve Tobak writing for bnet.com suggests the following tips for identifying when you need to take a long hard look at yourself.

How to Make Ourselves Indispensable at Work

September 2009

5 tips for reducing the change of getting fired, and making your co-workers care for you.

Ali Hale, in an article in Dumblittleman.com suggests 5 work attitudes that will make us indispensable.

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7 Ways to Ruin a Job Interview

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Even if we have the experience, qualifications and aptitudes for the job, some errors in the interview may quickly put us out of the race.

In her article in Bnet.com, Adriana Gardella lists 7 common - and fatal - mistakes made at job interviews.

1. Drop your guard in front of “the help.” Employers know that job seekers interact with receptionists and other support staffers — often with their guards down, so they routinely ask these employees for feedback.

Management Development Test

November 2010

The successful career of a manager goes through 5 stages. Check not to be anchored in one of them, it can prevent career success.

Maturity as a human being begins with childhood, then as teenager, youth, and finally adulthood is reached. Many people get stuck in one of these stages; those people can be described as immature.

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