Leadership

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  • 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

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Delegate In The Workplace

    Delegation means entrusting another person with a task for which you remain ultimately responsible. Some benefits of delegating are: increase your time for other tasks; empower others; reduce stress; gain time for your own development. To keep processes flowing, and to keep workloads balanced, remember to look at delegation from...

    Provided By eHow

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Delegate Duties To Others

    Great leaders know how to delegate. It is impossible and insane to attempt to do everything yourself. Mundane daily tasks can keep you from accomplishing more important things in a leadership position. By delegating tasks to employees, you will be able to free yourself. Also, people look to leaders for...

    Provided By eHow

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Delegate Responsibility

    Many people delegate less than they should. Divvy up your assignments and hand out tasks for others to do - this will increase your overall productivity and efficiency. Decide whether you want to delegate. Decide to whom you want to delegate responsibility. Does this person have the requisite skills and...

    Provided By eHow

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Delegate Responsibilities Effectively

    In order to be a success in the business world, you must learn to delegate responsibilities to your subordinates. This will improve your productivity and allow you to complete more tasks in an efficient manner. The problem most people have is getting over your own perfectionism and allowing your subordinates...

    Provided By eHow

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Delegate At Work

    Time is one of the only things in life that you can't create. When you are a leader or a manager, it is necessary to learn to delegate. If you do everything yourself you cease to be a leader. Delegating tasks to those who support you can be difficult, but...

    Provided By eHow

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Use Business SWOT Analysis

    Business SWOT analysis is a key element of strategic planning that business leaders use to evaluate important decisions that they make for their company. If your company is not using business SWOT analysis to evaluate decisions, you are putting the future of your business at risk. SWOT is an acronym...

    Provided By eHow

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Reasons To Terminate An Employee

    When terminating an employee, the employer needs to make sure that the reason is a sound one and that everything is properly documented. Failure to take these precautions can open you and your company up to a lawsuit. There are three main legal reasons to terminate an employee and two...

    Provided By eHow

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Issues In Employee Termination

    Terminating an employee is never pleasant. Managers and business owners routinely postpone the conversation to avoid an uncomfortable situation or potential confrontation or simply because they feel sorry for the person. Delay and avoidance do not help anyone if the employee is not meeting expectations and the organization is hurt.

    Provided By eHow

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Employee Rights In Wrongful Termination

    An employee who feels he/she has been wrongfully terminated or laid off from her job has the right to file a wrongful-termination claim against her employer. Employees who win the wrongful-termination suit are eligible to receive money damages, severance packages or other benefits. The employee has the right to request...

    Provided By eHow

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Protect Employees From Unfair Termination

    In most U.S. states, employment is considered "At will." This means that a person can quit his job at any time, but he can also be let go at any time. However, there are some rules and regulations designed to protect employees from unfair termination, and companies can also go...

    Provided By eHow

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Labor Laws On Termination

    Companies inevitably terminate employees, within parameters set by federal and state regulation. Both employer and employee should be educate themselves so they are aware of each other's rights. Federal Equal Employment Opportunity laws prohibit an employer from terminating an employee based on his age, color, religion, national origin, sex or...

    Provided By eHow

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Termination Of Employment Process

    A manager's first step is to identify the employee who needs to be terminated. Usually, a pattern of tardiness, mistakes or inappropriate behavior on the part of the worker leads to this decision. Sometimes, an employee may be well liked but simply unable to adequately perform the job for which...

    Provided By eHow

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    After Terminating An Employee, When Do You Have To Issue The Last Check?

    By law, any employee who provides services to an employer is entitled to receive payment for those services rendered. When an employee is fired, as long as she is due payment for hours worked, the employer must pay the final wages as his state law dictates. The time frame for...

    Provided By eHow

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Wrongful Termination Guidelines

    Many states have adopted an "At will" law that allows employers to terminate the employment relationship without notice. But this term has caused confusion with the employees believing that they have no rights or protection in the event of wrongful termination. This is not the case. Employees have protection under...

    Provided By eHow

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Compare A Business Model With A Competitive Strategy

    A business model is the method a business uses to generate revenue through the sale of its products or services. A competitive strategy focuses on how a business will systematically compete and (hopefully) gain an advantage in the market. At times, the two terms can overlap as selecting the right...

    Provided By eHow

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Test Automation: Delivering Business Value

    As organizations look to reduce costs across a wide range of operational disciplines, IT will become under the radar more and more. The impact of project slippage, poor quality delivery and inadequate solutions will not be tolerated. This may prove a pain-point for many organizations who have traditionally failed in...

    Provided By AppLabs

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    AppLabs and the Test Maturity Model Integration (TMMi)

    The Test Maturity Model Integration (TMMi) Foundation is an organization dedicated to improving testing for everyone. The TMMi Foundation has been founded as a non-profit making body, by a number of leading test and quality practitioners from across Europe to promote a standard TMMi model and to promote its uptake...

    Provided By AppLabs