Leadership

The IT leader's role is changing as more and more of a company's success depends on its technology. See what you need to know to be a premier tech leader.

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Communication - Key #2 To Managing Change

    Communication can be simply described as CREATING UNDERSTANDING. In periods of change (as in "Normal" times) the manager must not only pass information to employees, but also ensure that it is UNDERSTOOD CORRECTLY. After all, the manager stands to lose a great deal if information is not understood, as he...

    Provided By Work911.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Marketing And Business Success

    Marketing, as we all recognize, is a key, vital area of any business. Its function is to ensure that your products or services are in the public eye, sought after and then purchased. Proper marketing can "Make a company" and if done improperly can, "Break a company". Your organization, with...

    Provided By CompareCRM.com

  • Downloads // Aug 2009

    10 great ideas from five great bosses

    Despite the tough economy, many companies are still enjoying great successes. Executive and leadership coach John McKee shares some ideas you can use to build a more successful organization.This download is also available as an entry in our IT Leadership blog.

    Provided By John McKee

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Planning Procedures For Building Effective Management Systems: Phase II

    Have you ever had the opportunity to watch the construction of a large building? The daily progress from foundation to top floor is truly amazing, you wonder "how does it all happen?" The answer: it takes a lot of planning. The Planning Phase: A complex construction job clearly requires planning...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Implementation Procedures For Building Effective Management Systems: Phase IV

    Implementing an effective management system is much like the first day of school. When young children walk into that big new classroom for the first time, the effect can be intimidating, even overwhelming. New students are like blank slates: intelligent, capable, but completely untested and unschooled in the challenges that...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    The Qualities That Distinguish Women Leaders

    Women leaders are more assertive and persuasive, have a stronger need to get things done and are more willing to take risks than male leaders, according to a new study conducted by Caliper, a Princeton-based management consulting firm, which has assessed the potential of more than two million applicants and...

    Provided By Caliper

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Analysis Of The Relationship Between Structural Change And Competitiveness In Turkish Leader Industries

    This paper covers the interaction of the two performances; structural changes and competitiveness of leader industries of Turkey. After decision of trade liberalization in 1980, there have been important changes in the structure of manufacturing industry in Turkey which are basically as a result of outward orientation policies. Turkey has...

    Provided By Yildiz Technical University

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Conflict Management Styles In Croatian Enterprises- The Relationship Between Individual Characteristics And Conflict Handling Styles

    The objective of the paper, except determining the dominant conflict handling style in Croatian organizational setting, was to explore individual characteristics affecting the choice of conflict resolution style of Croatian employees. Therefore, the variables of gender, age, level of education achieved, field of work, hierarchical level, marital status and parenthood...

    Provided By University of Zagreb

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Organizational Commitment -A Missing Link Between Leadership Behavior And Organizational Performance?

    This paper investigates the effect of executive leadership behaviors on the Organizational Commitment (OC) of subordinate managers and the influence of the latter on measures of company performance. Based on pertinent research and the main leadership dimensions identified in the GLOBE project, the authors formulate hypotheses concerning the relationship between...

    Provided By Elsevier

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Does Leadership Need Emotional Intelligence?

    Interest in emotional intelligence has bloomed over the last few years. That it has become a standard concept in general and applied psychology, as well as in applied business settings, is indubitable. Is this popularity warranted? Casting a shadow over the concept of emotional intelligence are concerns about its meaningfulness...

    Provided By Elsevier

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    The Influence Of Institutional Pressures On Human Resource Management Practices For Hospitals In Taiwan

    This paper applies institutional theory and strategic human resource management to explore the relationship between institutional pressures and human resource management practices for hospitals in Taiwan. The institutional pressures would influence the strategic response of hospitals and the human resource management practices within hospitals. To explore the process of institutional...

    Provided By I-Shou University

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Synthesizing System Integration Requirements Model Fragments

    Systems integration is an enduring issue in organizations. Many organizations have often been faced with the predicament of managing large and complex IT infrastructures accumulated over the years. Before proposing suitable integration architecture and selecting appropriate implementation solutions, a holistic and clear understanding of the enterprise-wide integration requirements among various...

    Provided By City University of Hong Kong

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How Leadership Matters: The Effects Of Leaders' Alignment On Strategy Implementation

    Research has confirmed that leader behavior influences group and organizational behavior, but the authors know less about how senior leaders ensure that group and organizational members implement their decisions. Most organizations have multiple layers of leaders, implying that any single leader does not lead in isolation. They focused on how...

    Provided By Elsevier

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Changes In The Wage Structure In EU Countries

    The authors study changes in the wage structures in nine EU countries over 1995-2002 and the role of demand, supply and institutional developments in shaping these changes. Using comparable cross-country microeconomic data, they compute for each country and at each decile of the wage distribution, the part of the observed...

    Provided By European Central Bank

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Wage And Price Setting Behaviour Of Lithuanian Firms

    This paper investigates the wage and price setting behaviour of Lithuanian firms on the basis of an ad hoc survey "On Price and Wage Setting" undertaken by the Bank of Lithuania. The paper provides survey evidence on the frequency of wage and price changes. The frequency of wage changes turns...

    Provided By European Central Bank

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Is There A Signalling Role For Public Wages? Evidence For The Euro Area Based On Macro Data

    Do public sector wages exert pressures on private sector wages, or has the private sector a leadership role in wage setting? One sector might exert on the other by controlling for other determinants of wages (prices, productivity, institutions) for the main euro area economies (Germany, France, Italy and Spain) and...

    Provided By European Central Bank

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Changes In The Czech Wage Structure: Does Immigration Matter?

    Using the Albrecht et al. (2003) version of the Machado and Mata (2005) decomposition technique along the wage distribution, the authors find that immigrant workers do not affect changes in the Czech wage structure between 2002 and 2006 despite their substantial inflows. Instead, changes in the wage structure are explained...

    Provided By European Central Bank

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Time Variation In U.S. Wage Dynamics

    This paper explores time variation in the dynamic effects of technology shocks on U.S. output, prices, interest rates as well as real and nominal wages. The results indicate considerable time variation in U.S. wage dynamics that can be linked to the monetary policy regime. Before and after the "Great Inflation",...

    Provided By European Central Bank

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Labor Market Institutions And The Business Cycle Unemployment Rigidities Vs. Real Wage Rigidities

    This paper investigates the importance of labor market institutions for inflation and unemployment dynamics. Using the New Keynesian framework the authors argue that labor market institutions should be divided into those institutions that cause Unemployment Rigidities (UR) and those that cause Real Wage Rigidities (RWR). The two types of institutions...

    Provided By European Central Bank

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Inter-Industry Wage Differentials In EU Countries: What Do Cross-Country Time Varying Data Add To The Picture?

    This paper documents the existence and main patterns of inter-industry wage differentials across a large number of industries for 8 EU countries (Belgium, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, and Spain) at two points in time (in general 1995 and 2002) and explores possible explanations for these patterns. The analysis...

    Provided By European Central Bank

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Using BI and BPM to Address the Information Challenges of Midsize Companies

    Being an employee within a midsize organization can feel like being a teenager again. There are many growing pains. One fondly look back on the times when they were eager, small, and nimble but one also looks forward to being a mature adult and all the opportunities and possibilities that...

    Provided By Technology Evaluation Centers

  • Downloads // Jan 2010

    The Tale of Steve Jobs and the Five Dragons

    Steve Jobs resurrected Apple by slaying four dragons, and now he's on a quest to take down another one. Here's how he did it and what's next.This download is also available as an entry in our Tech Sanity Check blog.

    Provided By Jason Hiner

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Connecting With Your Wingmen

    Walking the flight line is a core tenet of wingmanship and one of the most essential practices you can adopt to build trust as a leader. When you take the time to appreciate the members on your team and recognize their contribution, you'll transform relationships into partnerships. Not only will...

    Provided By McGraw-Hill Professional

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Influencing People To Change

    Change in an organisation never occurs without change in its people. In some restructuring events, the change in people may well be literal, with new people replacing others. In all organisational changes it means people changing one or more of their behaviours, processes or attitudes. To influence people to change...

    Provided By Change Factory

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Leading The Human Side Of Change In A Downturn

    In an expansionary period, the change that leaders bring about and subsequently manage are, by and large, positive changes. There are, of course, negative aspects at the macro level for example, of new systems to implement or mergers to bed down. At the micro level individuals may experience the psychological...

    Provided By Change Factory

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Leading Change; Managing Transitions

    When it comes to change, leaders are conditioned to determining, evaluating and driving the tasks to completion. They are skilled at managing the tasks associated with what is about to be different. What leaders are not trained for is managing the psychology of change. They are good at managing change...

    Provided By Change Factory

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Ten Tips For Coping With Change

    Fear, anxiety, frustration, despair, anger and excitement; all are emotions associated with change. It is OK to feel some, or all, and many other emotions besides when it comes to change. What one must do is recognise it is the change that is causing these emotions, not other people. Concentrating...

    Provided By Change Factory

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Managing Change; Reframing Issues

    When managing change, it is incumbent for leaders to determine the right frame for the change and articulate the arguments with moral authority within that frame. This is how hearts and minds are won. One must use the full range of communication tools. Facts are used to reinforce the legitimacy...

    Provided By Change Factory

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Implementing A Change Strategy; Getting Engagement

    Executing strategy which involves major change is not only challenging and stimulating but also frustrating. People involved in driving the execution of a change strategy get an appreciation of people's limitations and their negative personality traits. Change strategy execution requires full engagement of the people affected. Leaders who are responsible...

    Provided By Change Factory

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Leading Change: Staying In Control

    When leading a change programme, the bare minimum requirement of a leader is to be seen to be in control. The people you are leading will have a range of anxieties about the change which different individuals will feel to a different depth. The nature of the anxiety and the...

    Provided By Change Factory

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Leading Change, It's 24x7

    Change has been occurring since before the beginning of man, so it is a fair bet that it will not stop soon. Whether organisations like it or not, they will change. External influences change the constraints an organisation has, the expectations their stakeholders place upon them and change the values...

    Provided By Change Factory

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Change: Evolution Or Revolution?

    In revolutionary change, one person orchestrates change, from the top. The change is often about cutting costs or regaining control over an organisation that has lost its way by taking inappropriate risks or perhaps by developing a myopic inability to look externally and becoming inwardly driven. Revolutionary change tends to...

    Provided By Change Factory

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Delegate Tasks

    Delegation is an important part of an effective manager. If you want something done right then you must delegate according to what each person can handle. There are some basic steps that you must learn to delegate properly. If you are a new manager it is easy to be intimidated...

    Provided By eHow

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Delegate Tasks To Employees To Get Ownership

    A critical factor for executing operational plans effectively is to have employees take ownership of assigned tasks. The conversations that take place between managers and subordinates during the assignment process provide the foundation for employees performing well. If you want employees to take ownership of tasks, it's important to have...

    Provided By eHow

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Delegate To Others

    If you are struggling with a decision to delegate a key task, ask yourself one question. What is the point of having a team to assist you, if you cannot count on them to share in the workload? At some point you have to trust them. Will they always do...

    Provided By eHow

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Delegate Tasks At Work

    Delegating work to a subordinate is one of the most effective ways to increase the productivity of your team. If you are the boss, make certain that you coordinate the activities of your team rather than producing most of the team's output personally. In the ideal setting, each member of...

    Provided By eHow

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Delegate Responsibilities

    Do you think your office couldn't get by without you? Sorry - wrong answer. Delegation isn't dumping work on others - it's sharing power and responsibility by assigning others significant tasks along with the authority to achieve them. Don't whip yourself into exhaustion: Polish your delegating skills and make your...

    Provided By eHow

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Delegate Authority

    For managers and masterminds of large offices, the question often comes up, how do you effectively delegate roles, responsibilities and authorities to individuals within your organization? Measuring out the specific roles of various players is a blank slate that you as a manager will have to fill. This paper shows...

    Provided By eHow

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Delegate To Be A Better Leader

    In the home or on the job, leading will involve delegation or letting some else help with the shared goals. It's important to build your ability to delegate so you are more effective in what you do. Take a look at your work load. Whether it is at home or...

    Provided By eHow

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Delegate And Trust

    The first step to delegating is an understanding why many do not delegate. Many do not delegate because it takes a whole lot of work up front. In many cases it may seem like it is easier to do something yourself than to delegate. This is true in the short...

    Provided By eHow