Lots of new material in today's newsletter and I'd appreciate some serious feedback on my new generic manager job description. I am especially light in the operational end of the business, as you might expect. So, any of you managers or HR folks out there with some thoughts or opinions about the new job description, please email me at the link below. I also had some fun this week with training dragons and I have finally explored the concept of emotional intelligence. When I have experienced a manager failing, or at least, not succeeding as well as might be expected, it is often his or her underdeveloped emotional intelligence that is to blame. Share your experience in comments.
I also wanted to mention, since they will never headline the newsletter, that I am developing FAQs on certain topics that answer good basic questions about teams and team building and employment termination, to start. I trust you are having a great week.
Interested in what a manager does? This is a sample job description for a manager. While all manager job descriptions need to be customized to meet the needs of the department or function they lead, this sample manager job description will give you ideas, job content options, and sample phrasing. You can use this job description in your organization.
Can managers and other employees develop emotional intelligence? While some researchers believe that emotional intelligence is an inborn characteristic, others believe that emotional intelligence can be learned and strengthened. I belong to the can be learned and strengthened club because I have experienced many individuals who have enhanced their emotional intelligence when they put their minds to it. Find out how.
Hidden jewels about work best practices, thoughtful lessons we can learn from, are often found where you least expect to find them. Perhaps it helps that I am constantly on the lookout to catch organizations doing something great so I can share it with you, but I do stumble upon ideas frequently. So, I found employee recognition in the credits of a dragon movie. Read more...
Employees use the phrase, hostile work environment to describe any major issue that they don't like in their work place. This can include a bad boss, a rude coworker, or management decisions that they don't like. But does an obnoxious coworker constitute a hostile work environment? Probably not - but sometimes it could. Find out when.