Thursday, December 10, 2009

Crash Course: EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT 101

EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT 101

The growing challenges and problems of each organizations and businesses as well as the rapid changing technology and approaches towards global competitiveness pose a great deal of concern and dangers in the organization with which we belong. If this organization happens to be our only bread and butter, it only makes sense to be wary with certainty and of critical concern how our organizational leaders and/ or directors progress on matters of handling the organization itself and in dealing with its associates in a fair deal of play.

The dangers of handling an organization without a thorough understanding of the existing set-up and the workforce itself can lead to an ethical obligation that may cause probable quandary in handling the transition phase. Getting around the fa├žade of the office usually makes sense to ease collaboration and form a gradual change in the environs of bridging a participant for a new set of management style.

Developing transparency is an effective management tool that has proven to be significant in the transformation setup and handling specific concerns of an organization. Over the years, incidents of unprecedented resignations, transfers, promotions, relocation, demotions of people and/ or workers because of transition in the organization (due to unprincipled conduct of the new management or head of the organization for some arbitrarily concerns) predominantly pose a nuisance and oppression over the future of the others. This may seem to be ignored by concerned management, but not of the people with which it belong, although totally unaffected-these same people would become a rational thinkers on how the organization’s will make or break over the years alongside the impending challenges.

Towards the end, the intense desire for competition, options for complex strategies to create uniqueness among work or business rivals, magnifying successes and/ or failures on certain issues to ultimately cause drastic changes in so far as providing an immediate management decision, or even so- tough corporate legislation, has now become the instinctive attributes which can be felt within the organization. As such, the concern for adopting a viable standard in adopting best practices impedes that of the factual basis that need immediate concerns and understanding.

So how do we get effective in improving our efficiency and complacency? Qualities of our leaders are of great importance in an organization. The managers or leaders should have the ability to direct, supervise, encourage, inspire, motivate, and co-ordinate as well as delegate to be able to facilitate progress, action, and guide in the change he is required to do.
The skills, integrity to deal with situations fairly and consistently, honesty, commitment, courage, passion, determination and compassion towards the responsibility above and under his jurisdiction are among the leadership traits that need to be honed for a manager.

I will mention a good article that exhibits some of the qualities a good manager has to have as follows:

1. Problem Solving Skills
• In describing and analyzing a problem, technically if required has to go in details before moving on with a directive course of action instead of a presumptive action.
• Identifying cause of problem
• Developing options and choosing the best course of action
• Implementing and evaluating decisions , effectiveness and efficiency

2. Communication Skills
• Listening s
• Skills- meaning all that are due for discussion should be given due process, while all that are due for corrective and preventive action should be given such as: initial meeting with proponents, progress meeting, issuance of directives, or issuance of a memorandum for tough issues that supersede all other means of personal communication and being able to communicate on all levels of the organization.
• Presentation Skills
• Feedback Skills
• Writing skills – technical and report writing

3. Conflict Management Skills
• Identifying source of conflict- and not providing more conflicts, functional and dysfunctional conflicts
• Understanding personal of conflict and resolving it
• Choosing the best strategy for conflicts
• Developing skills on promoting constructive conflicts in organization and teams.

4. Negotiation Skills
• Distinguishing distributive and integrative negotiations, position and principle negotiation
• Identifying common mistakes and way to avoid them
• Developing rational thinking
• Developing effective skills in negotiations that benefits all parties involved.

5. Self Awareness and Improvement
• Understanding the concept of self-management
• Must evaluate the effectiveness of self-management
• Developing creative and holistic approach
• Understanding the importance of EMOTIONS in works as in self-development
• Understanding of self-motivation
• Effectively managing self-learning and self-change.

In managing his staff:
PROVIDER
The manager has access to information, which the team needs. The role of a manager is important because authority must exercise the power for the benefit of the team.

PROTECTOR
Almost all companies or organizations have problems which can deflect the work force. The manger should be the once to GUARD against these and to protect the team. If a new project emerges and without a deadline, wherein someone in your team brings forward a new plan, you must ensure that both receives a FAIR HEARING and that your team clearly understand and knows what is happening and probable outcomes. If someone has problems at work, you have to deal with it the possible way.

INSPIRES A SHARED VISION OF THE ORGANIZATION
An effective manager and/or leader is often described as having a definite vision with that of the organization, transparently and clearly articulated.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Let’s Give Thanks!

As I recall, truly it was a Year of Rich Fulfillment!

And to all of you out there, let me share you this short journey; as I comeback with greater understanding and realization of what does life has installed for us. I have been out for such a time, and I will call it my life’s wilderness that made me find my purpose. Because of this, I am making a new concept of this blog that would make a difference.

As a starter, allow me to acknowledge the Almighty God for all His goodness and faithfulness to me. Everyday is an amazing journey that has become a learning process to deal and overcome with. Finding the time and reason to give thanks for all the things I got, was not an easy job to work with in dire times, though it may seem easy-but I’ll tell you, it was not, and I am glad I was vindicated to do the right thing, just as when good things calls for an appreciation for the Almighty. Day by day, I find myself starting to cling to the word- “in all things (just) give thanks.” And thus, I believe it is just fit to share with you this passage:

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth fort out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. Isaiah 55:8-11 (KJV)”

We may not know what this world could offer, for each had created his own world, an own will fated according to their seeds. Only those who fit into that world can be found peace and favor. Where else can we find delight, which can be relied on for circumstances beyond our force?

For truly, no other creation in the world can satisfy our need to go on with life, until the day we came stumbling by our own creations, and gather the strength to face the truth, that each had humbly came from one creator, the one who had long been waiting- too long enough, for us to desire his majestic presence.

And because the grace had been laid long ago before us, I came out as an over comer of these seasons to recognize, that I was made a different masterpiece among all creations; molded ultimately for a definite purpose by the potter’s hand.

I come able and refreshed, humbled but distinct to make a difference, empty handed yet full of wisdom to be a mentor, simple yet innate beauty overflows, and a sojourner for His glory.

I thank now the people whom were created as a gift for me: my forefathers, my parents, my brothers and sisters, my aunts and uncles, my husband, my son, my in-laws, my friends, the authorities in my chosen career, my colleagues, my neighborhood, my church, my mentors, my critics, my nations. These people had formed part of my existence to mold me for the ultimate purpose… in all things let it be for God’s Glory. All things are possible with God.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Through It All by Hillsong

Through It All by Hillsong is a must-hear music. It might not be the song of the year, yet the instant you play on it, supernaturally you’ll felt its own worth as it touches You within, your situations in life, right where you are! As I continued, things became more apparent, understandable, putting us into a new dimension of a worthy life; giving us new hopes, new dreams, and brighter inspirations to move on and continue our journey.

"You'll never let me go...for your faithfulness in me...you'll never let me go through it all...

I would love to hear and see this group Hillsong perform and be brought up into passion. The love, zealousness, and truthfulness of the song towards the Almighty God have proven practical, timely, and challenging. For at what point do we need to seek Him, be thankful, and recognize the one true source of our energy?

In an interlude to hear this song, I am taken into a mind full of aspirations, a heart with the fullness of joy, a new reason to be thankful, and the wisdom that shapes a new beginning -emerge.