Originally published May 2013.
May has arrived pretty quickly and summer is around the corner! It’s also time for the Management Journey Blog Carnival. Topics this month include communication, social media, marketing, generations in the workplace, sales, career management, entrepreneurship, leadership development, emotional intelligence, and other topics.
The featured article that starts us off this month discusses the important topic of what it takes to stay in business—sales!
Social media is a powerful communication tool that gives anyone a voice to express their opinions on a global platform. Like any powerful tool, it has its downsides as well. This is especially the case when commenters ignore common sense workplace rules. Liane Davey of Change Your Team explains one of these perils in her article, Have You Ever Posted a Beef about a Teammate? — Social Media/Workplace Dynamics
So you want to be a leader in your organization? The path to getting there may be simpler than you think. As Amy Gallo of Harvard Business Review explains, to become a leader, Act Like One Before You are One. — Leadership/Career Management
There’s power and effectiveness that comes when leaders understand and embrace their own strengths. Such wisdom often comes through a breadth of professional experiences that highlight the error of one-size-fits-all approaches to leadership. In her article, Introverts Rule (Quietly), best-selling author Julie Giulioni explains why leadership is much more than being confident and outgoing. Leadership can also be reflective and collaborative.— Leadership
Getting people to want to hear your presentation takes some planning. And, as any presenter knows, first impressions do matter! How can you effectively engage your audience at the start of your presentation? Bruna Martinuzzi of Open Forum provides some help for capturing your audience’s audience in her article, 12 Ways to Hook an Audience in 30 Seconds. — Communication/Marketing
Have you become weary about all of the talk on 4 generations in the workplace? I hope not because it’s time to get ready for the 5th generation entering the workplace. As Max Mihelich of Workforce explains, this 5th generation is without an official name yet (Re-Gen, Gen Z, Pluralist or Homelander). In his article, Another Generation Rises: Looking Beyond the Millennials, Max explains how this workplace demographic will impose its own needs on the organizational workplace. — 4 Generations/Human Resources
To learn about leadership development and succession planning, we need to take a long-distance trip! Raj Subramanyam of Kay Leadership Academy is the pilot. In his article, Effective Leadership Development Framework – Grooming Future Leaders, he outlines principles for developing leaders that are used by the State Bank of India. — Leadership Development/Succession Planning
Imagine that you could increase your leadership effectiveness with a few simple changes in your vocabulary! Does this sound too good to be true? As Marla Tabaka of Inc explains, this really is possible. She provides some insights in her article, 4 Surprisingly Effective Things to Say.— Leadership/Emotional Intelligence
Why is Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones making his debut in the Management Journey Blog Carnival? As Jim Taggart of Changing Winds explains, we can learn a lot about personal passion and workplace engagement from this aging rocker. In his article, Find Your Passion–Then it’s time to Rock! , Jim advises everyone to emulate Mick and become extremely passionate about what they do and their desire to share with others.—Motivation/Workplace Engagement
You are a real “people person” so it’s only natural that you are ideally suited for a career in human resources. Right? As Jane Watson of Talent Vanguard explains, great HR involves so much more than being a people person. In her article, HR’s Future: ‘People Persons’ Need Not Apply, she explains why the premise that doing HR well is really just a matter of caring about people is nonsense and a significant disservice to the HR profession. — Human Resources
From Management is a Journey
Many articles on business and effective leadership praise the virtues of decisive leaders who make quick decisions. Given the rapid rate of change, it’s understandable that leaders can never wait to know everything. They must be able to take risks and make smart decisions under uncertainty. What’s missing from many of these discussions are the instances when delayed action or no action is needed. From Management Is a Journey, I discuss, Five Situations When the Wisest Thing You Can Do Is Nothing at All! — Decision Making
This concludes the May Management Journey Blog Carnival.