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How Walmart Trains Better Leaders | | Chief Executive Magazine

How Walmart Trains Better Leaders | | Chief Executive Magazine | Management |
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How has this "military style" of leadership effected the administration of Wal-Mart as a whole?

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7 Myths about Ethics which will Hurt your Business

7 Myths about Ethics which will Hurt your Business | Management |
7 Myths About Ethics Which Will Hurt Your Business
Huffington Post
This myth ignores the complexity surrounding ethical decision making, particularly within business organizations. Ethical decisions are seldom simple.

Via TechinBiz
Kyle Ryan's curator insight, October 28, 2013 1:31 PM

Making an ethical decision in the business world is a tough thing to come by. Companies are more worried about their success rather than the happiness of their customers. Business ethics needs to be practiced every day by every employee in order to have a successful and trustworthy business model.

Ashleigh Dawley's curator insight, October 29, 2013 1:51 PM

I found it intersting how blurry the lines in ethics are. The article talks about  ethics and the idea that hiring only ethical people  makes your business better or that it is easy to be ethical. I know that most times when I come into contact with ethical decision sometimes its easy and sometimes its hard.

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✍Management/Leadership and Teamwork across cultures✍

✍Management/Leadership and Teamwork across cultures✍ | Management |


Managers are more likely than ever to be working in teams with people of different nationalities and backgrounds.


Working effectively in a team of people of mixed nationalities and cultures requires some understanding of what makes these people “tick” – their significant values and beliefs, and the automatic assumptions they make.


This commentary describes some different ways of looking at culture and illustrates the effect that national differences can have, before bringing these together to provide some recommendations for working smart in a multicultural team.


The word “multicultural” is used to denote a team composed of people from different cultures, different nationalities, or both.


✍ CommunicationsIn addition to the obvious problems of communication, due to the fact that not everyone speaks the same language, other differences may cause problems in multicultural teams...


✍ Leadership styleDifferent cultures have radically different expectations of their leaders, so leaders of multicultural teams must consider whether their own approach will work with all team members...


      “People from different cultures view meetings from varying perspectives.”


✍ Managing meetingsJust as they have different expectations of their leaders, people from different cultures view meetings from varying perspectives.The problems start with preparation. Should preparatory papers be sent out, and will they be read if they are? ...


✍ Decision-makingMeetings are often held to make decisions, but the way these are reached may differ, as may accountability for them...


     “Differing attitudes to time and punctuality are the cause of many problems in multicultural teams.”


✍ Attitudes and behaviourDiffering attitudes to time and punctuality are the cause of many problems in multicultural teams...


✍ RecommendationsManaging multicultural teams follows the same ground rules as managing any other kind of team, but there are additional problems that need to be resolved, some of which we have discussed...


✍ Tips for making sure your multicultural teams are successful include:


✍✍ Allow enough time for people to get to know each other and learn to communicate....


✍✍ Encourage the team to spend social and relaxation time together...


✍✍ Have the team agree on its key values, and make sure the interpretation is clear...


✍✍ Agree early on the ground rules for how the team will operate...


✍✍ Make it clear what the purpose of each meeting is – briefing, decision-making, problem solving, etc...


✍✍ Use visual aids such as cartoons and pictures to communicate important points more vividly...


✍✍ A willingness from every member to learn at least one of the other languages spoken by the team will work wonders...


✍✍ Respect and value differences rather than seeking to minimise them...


✍✍ Be flexible – different problems will require different approaches, and the diversity of the team will give you more possibilities to choose from...




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Tori Flores's insight:

Managers in international companies always have to work together, but working with different backgrounds is a much tougher challenge. Different countries have different ways of managing and leading and everyone has to know that to make their work easier. 

Mhd.Shadi Khudr's comment, September 7, 2013 7:41 PM
You are most welcome Julie
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5 Easy Ways To Motivate - and Demotivate - Employees

5 Easy Ways To Motivate - and Demotivate - Employees | Management |
The responsibility falls to management to improve motivational levels.

Via Don Dea
Tori Flores's insight:

Motivating your employees is easy. There are very simple ways to help your employees better enjoy themselves at work. A couple of them are to listen, be sensitive to their schedules, and the golden rule.

Don Dea's curator insight, March 25, 2013 12:46 AM

1. Use your positional power as a manager in a way that shows you don’t fully respect your employees as individuals - This is the reverse of number 5 and it can be subtle. Be chronically late for employee meetings. Don’t return their messages. Ignore their suggestions for how to improve operations. These may seem like small things to an executive with weightier issues on his or her mind… but the reality is people resent them. As noted above, small things can make a big difference in one’s feelings about work.

2. Take credit for a project one of your employees actually did most of the work on - This is guaranteed to make people crazy. Good managers are secure enough to give full credit where it’s due.

3. Lose your temper - A nasty cousin of number 1) above. It’s just human nature: People dislike being on the wrong end of this sort of thing. Lost tempers are often followed by lost loyalty.

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Managing Small Business Risk - The National Law Review

Managing Small Business Risk - The National Law Review | Management |
Managing Small Business Risk
The National Law Review
As any risk manager can tell you, risk knows no market segment.
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All businesses take risks, but the difference between a small business and a big business is that the same loss for a big business could be a big enough loss for a small business to shut them down. There are ways for all businesses to avoid losses or to minimize them.

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Forget The Selfie. Let's Make 2013 The Year Of The Unselfie

Forget The Selfie. Let's Make 2013 The Year Of The Unselfie | Management |

"SELFIE" is word of the year, according to the Oxford English Dictionary. Posting a picture of yourself, taken on your mobile device, along with the hashtag #selfie, has become one of the defining features of the new social media world created by the spread of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and so on.


A selfie is something anyone can do. It is especially popular with celebrities, who are posting selfies like there is no tomorrow. As you can see, for example, Kim Kardashian, a reality TV star known as the Queen of the Selfie, posted one when she wanted the world to know that her body was back in shape after giving birth. You get the picture.If this trend strikes you as rather, well, selfie-centred, why not fight back and promote the opposite, by posting an "unselfie"?...

Via Jeff Domansky
Tori Flores's insight:

Instead of taking a selfie you put a piece of paper in front of your face with something that you are giving back to on December 3rd.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 5, 2013 2:11 AM

'Nuff said!

What Up People's curator insight, December 6, 2013 10:40 AM

... unselfies and #givingtuesday. Did you hear about Giving Tuesday on the 3rd of December? #sweet

Ashleigh Woods's curator insight, October 12, 2014 10:57 PM


I found this article of assistance when establishing some background knowledge on my topic. To somebody who was unaware, this article shows current trends that are occurring in various social media channels. The "selfie" continues to drive the success of so many notable online personalities and continues to increase their brand and popularity.

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11 Time Management Tips

11 Time Management Tips | Management |
Hone your time management skills with these 11 time management tips.

Via Craig Taylor
Tori Flores's insight:

The three most important tips that I thought were to prioritize your tasks, establish routines, and realize that there is no such thing as time management. You can't manage time because there are only 24 hours in the day, all you can do is manage what we do with the time.

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Adidas SER 2012 | Employees - Motivation & accountability

Adidas SER 2012 | Employees - Motivation & accountability | Management |
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One of the major ways that adidas motivates their employees is by having volunteering oppurtunities. They allow their employees to travel and help people in need around the world.

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Do sporty women make better entrepreneurs?

Do sporty women make better entrepreneurs? | Management |
The BBC's Jane O'Brien explores whether playing sport can help businesswomen become more successful.
Tori Flores's insight:

There are 3 ways that sports make you a better business (wo)man

1. Confidence: you must be confident in your sport and you must present yourself confident in your business.

2. Practice: you have to practice your sport to improve and you have to put in the practice and hours to make your business better.

3. Resilience: you learn to lose in sports, but it makes you better. In businesses, if something fails or goes wrong, you learn from it and you fight back.

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