Work In Progress on Leadership

What makes a popular boss?

Boss.

James Adonis We asked 1000 Australians to describe the best boss they've ever had. Here are the results.

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Taming the beast: how to manage your boss

Manager.

James Adonis Bosses have a lot in common with elephants. But how do you manage them in the office?

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All in the mind - or not

finance .

James Adonis How important are brains when it comes to successful leadership?

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Are restructures a waste of time?

Rubik's Cube.

James Adonis It seems the restructure is back in vogue, but what’s the point really?

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Leaving an audience bored speechless

Meeting.

James Adonis Business speeches don't need to be boring - but how do you become a better presenter?

Are recruitment agencies worth the trouble?

Are recruitment agencies helpful?

James Adonis Thinking of hiring new staff? If so, two words have probably crossed your mind: recruitment agencies.

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They like me, they like me not

Big fan of your workmates?

James Adonis Do employees need to like each other in order to work well together?

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Pointing the finger at bad customer service

Perhaps retail bosses are to blame for a decline in customer service.

James Adonis Most people blame young employees for poor customer service, but perhaps it’s their bosses who are responsible.

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Can introverts be great leaders?

Shy.

James Adonis The best leaders are traditionally known as 'passionate', 'captivating' and 'charming'? But can quieter people also command respect?

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Word of (bad) mouth

Word of mouth.

James Adonis New research reveals the majority of employees wouldn't recommend their employer to anyone else.

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What does it take to be an inspirational leader?

Martin Luther King.

James Adonis New Australian research reveals the biggest attribute desired by employees in a leader: inspiration.

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Into the realm of passion

Love

James Adonis There was a time when it was enough for employees to just do their job. Now they also need to be passionate.

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Leaders behaving badly

Anthony Weiner.

James Adonis Leaders, who are supposed to be role models, occasionally behave badly. The question is, why?

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A booming problem: ageism in the workplace

Baby boomer.

James Adonis New Australian research shows that baby boomers are the most unpopular colleagues.

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The weakest link: managing underperforming staff

Lazy workers.

James Adonis How do you turn badly performing employees around? Four experts share their advice.

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The gender agenda at work

How we differ.

James Adonis New research shows men and women in the workplace aren’t just different; they’re opposites.

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Lost for words

James Adonis The ‘sticks and stones’ mantra of “words will never hurt me” has been put to the test in the workplace.

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For crying out loud

Julia Gillard holds back tears in parliament this week.

James Adonis Is it OK for leaders to cry at work? Is being a tad emotional a bad thing?

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Managers in distress

James Adonis

James Adonis An Australian study released last week revealed that 40 per cent of managers are suffering from distress.

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Profile of a great boss

What makes a great boss?

James Adonis What makes a great boss? A survey of 3000 employees last year reveals the top ten ideal characteristics.

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