Tags: Boss

Bosses need to know the names of their employees wife and kids

Almost half of bosses do not know the names of their employees’ children, according to a survey conducted by Yorkshire leadership development specialists Azure Consulting. The statistic was among those which emerged in the survey, which asked employed people to tell them about the information their employers knew about them, in relation to their lives…

Managers lack empathy and fail to consider the consequences of their decisions

Too many managers are robotically following rules rather than making decisions with their hearts and minds, according to new research published today by CMI (the Chartered Management Institute) and MoralDNA™. It warns that workplace cultures dominated by rules, bureaucracy and targets mean that managers are switching off their sense of care for others. The report, Managers…

Assertive boys are called leaders, assertive girls are called bossy

LeanIn.Org and Girl Scouts of the USA today launched Ban Bossy, a public service campaign to encourage leadership and achievement in girls. The campaign—with educational materials, a new website, a public service announcement (PSA) and endorsements by celebrities and others—will draw attention to the ways girls and women are discouraged from leading, beginning when girls…

One in five workers would sleep with the boss to gain promotion

Not everyone wants to open their heart about who their new squeeze might be – especially if they work in the same office – according to a new survey of UK workers from Nottingham-based recruitment specialists staffbay.com. The staffbay.com poll reveals that over half (55 per cent) of the 5,000 people surveyed think that office…

Jane Sparrow: The new rules of engagement for 2014 – how to win over senior leaders

New year, new buzzword: ‘Sustained engagement’ is something I’ve been hearing from HR recently as they find themselves again justifying expenditure on engagement initiatives. Getting senior buy-in for engagement is a tough call because many hold the view that it’s a waste of money. This isn’t an unreasonable assumption: most engagement activity is money down…

40% of us believe we can do a better job than our managers

Have you ever thought you could do your Boss’s job better? If so, you are not alone. New research from PeoplePerHour shows that four in ten working Brits say they could run the business they work in better than their current managers. Moreover, a surprising 53% of those surveyed said they were disengaged with their…

Managers predict much closer monitoring of staff

Management needs a makeover if new year optimism is to be converted into long-term growth, warns CMI (the Chartered Management Institute) today as new research highlights that many managers lack the expertise needed to steer their organisations to success. CMI’s survey of 750 of the UK’s top leaders identifies where managers will need to excel…