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Are you a good manager?

Posted by Janice Chan on January 29, 2018

You want to know if you are a great manager? Make our quiz and find out what type of manager you are.

Personality test results

1. The Open-Minded Manager

You develop a sense of empowerment and accountability within the team as you are open to new ideas, which leads to confidence in your team members. You don’t mind trial-and-error, so you still intervene when necessary to give a helping hand. As a flexible and open-minded manager, it creates an opportunity to use new ways of thinking, which greatly benefits the company. However, an open-minded manager can lead to gossip, where some employees may view “open-minded” as weakness, as you won’t give directions for them that might weaken their confidence. Want to find ways for improvement, scroll down to find out the 10 personality traits of a great boss.

2. The Coach

Any instruction that lasts longer than 10 seconds is coaching. To be a good coach, you don’t have to be an expert in the field, you just need to want to help someone achieve their goal. You are especially patient and concerned with helping others. As a coach, you are fundamentally concerned with the development of their goals and help them achieve them by setting learning opportunities and give them chances to work with different people. However, a coach is not a must for being a great boss, scroll down to find out the 10 personality traits of a great boss.

3. The Problem-Solving Manager

You are a task-driven boss, who focuses a lot on achieving goals. You have a big picture thinking ability, where you can assess the business and commercial impact of issues or challenges that might arise and react in an appropriate action. Of course, when your employees encounter obstacles and difficulties, you are willing to help them. As you have a high critical thinking ability, you think broadly and rigorously about issues and challenges which lead to your best solution. This could sometimes creates chaos in the business though due to your self-centeredness. Want to find out ways for improvement? Scroll down to find out the 10 personality traits of a great boss.

 

10 Personality Traits of a Great Boss

A bad boss can have a negative influence on employees results and lead to a low performance within the company. 50% of the employees quit their job due to their boss. Therefore, it is vital to make sure you have a great boss who offers you a motivated atmosphere in your workplace.

Here are the 10 personality traits of being a great boss:

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Topics: Management & Leadership

The differences between male and female communication style in workplace

Posted by Janice Chan on August 16, 2017

Men and women in business can be equal in almost every way: position, expertise, experiences, educational background etc. Despite these similarities, they can be very different in one critical area: the way in which they communicate. The differences in male and female communication styles can result in misunderstandings. Based on professor Deborah Tanner in the Washington Post article, “Sex, Lies and Conversation; Why Is It So Hard for Men and Women to Talk to Each Other?”, male and female have difficulties communicating in workplace. Try to understand others’ communication style to reduce conflicts.

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Topics: Management & Leadership

Cultural Diversity in a Workplace

Posted by Janice Chan on August 15, 2017

Diversity has been one of the hot topics in the Human Resources industry for years now. 20% of HR departments claimed that attracting and retaining diverse talents was one of their main hurdles that their organization was facing.

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Topics: HR Trends

The Mystery of Job Performance Reviews

Posted by Janice Chan on August 11, 2017

Job performance reviews can align your employees around company’s goal, as well as offering constructive and helpful feedback to employees or even managers if they are done properly. Unfortunately, the majority of today’s performance reviews are not performed as effective as they could be. Based on 2017 Employee Engagement Report, 79% of employees don’t think their organization’s review processes are all that good to begin with. Performance reviews should be done effectively in the hope to drive company to success.

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Topics: Feedback

The Simple Secret of Building a High-Performing Team

Posted by Janice Chan on July 31, 2017

It is undoubtedly that teams are an essential part of the business. However, not all teams are created equally; not all teams can perform the same quality and the same outcome.

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Topics: Management & Leadership

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