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The difference between a manager and a leader

The difference between a manager and a leader

By: HassImageouneh Alqaisi

You might be managing people, but are you actually leading them? Gone are the days when simply pulling your weight guaranteed advancement. Top talent in today’s workplace knows that both management and leadership skills are necessary for success.

“In earlier times, it was easy to differentiate the two,” says Roberta Chinsky Matuson, president of Human Resource Solutions in Northampton, Mass., and author of “Suddenly in Charge: Managing Up, Managing Down, Succeeding All Around.” “However, in the new economy, where people are wearing many different hats, it’s now expected that managers will come to the table prepared to both lead and manage, with the ultimate goal being to maximize productivity and profitability.” Read more…

Are Women from Venus & Men from Mars

Are Women from Venus & Men from Mars?!

Some books and popular magazines stress the differences between genders when it comes to attitudes and motivations or Emotional Intelligence especially at workspace. Finding major differences in the psychological profiles of men and women could have serious implications for the Human Relations industry.

This article presents the results after testing these differences (within the work context) using objective data from Several questionnaires.

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Bridging the Skills Gap Between Job Competencies & Employee Skills

The Blame Game in Euro Crisis

The Blame Game of Euro Crisis

By: Hassouneh Alqaisi

The blame game is in fashion as crisis and desperation spread across Europe. News reporting, as well as political and economic debate, now focuses on identifying the culprits, with bankers and politicians emerging as the prime suspects.

Bankers are blamed because their irresponsible lending and speculation brought about the fall of economies like Ireland and Latvia, as well as deep trouble in countries like Spain and Portugal. Politicians are blamed because they did not tighten fiscal policies when needed in order to prevent property bubbles, rein in external deficits, and avert economic overheating. Now, after the bubbles have burst, and the property market’s inevitable collapse has been followed by that of banks, public finances, and labor markets, the villains must be punished. Read more…

Turnover in Middle East higher than global levels by 2.1%

Fewer CEOs Forced from Office in 2009, Reports Booz & Company in 10th Annual Global CEO Succession Study

A Decade of Data Reveal Global Norms Emerging; Chief Executives Asked to Do More, Faster

Turnover in Middle East higher than global levels by 2.1%

by: Hassouneh Alqaisi

While CEO succession rates at the world’s 2,500 largest companies held steady at a high annual rate of 14.3% in 2009, the number of chief executives actually forced from office fell in nearly every region and industry, according to Booz & Company’s 10th annual CEO Succession Study. The report finds two clear trends are reshaping the life of the CEO in the 21st century. First, while succession rates have standardised across regions and industries, boards, regardless of country or sector, are converging on the same preferences for hiring insiders and splitting the CEO/Chairman roles. Second, CEOs are being asked to deliver results in a shorter period of time. Read more…

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