Management: Tools for Being a Better Manager
“Management” is such a broad and vague term, but at its core management entails the fine art of supervising other people. Whether you’re a high-level executive, run a small business, or work in middle or lower management, the job of managing people involves many pitfalls and challenges. In this Web Guide we recommend the best places on the Internet to get general management advice. You’ll learn about hiring and firing, explore motivation and team building, and find some great blogs and forums on management.
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It is much easier to be an effective manager if you have talented employees, and part of your job as a manager is to seek out this talent and secure it. Use the sites in this section to learn the best questions to ask in an interview, how to choose job candidates, and what to do once you’ve found a candidate you like.
- Keep in mind that some of the sites in the first section of this Web Guide explore these topics as well.
- If you’re looking online for sample interview questions, you’re much more likely to find them discussed from the point of view of an interviewee than that of the interviewer. However, these employee-focused sites can be quite helpful to managers wishing to better understand the mindset of job applicants and the answers they give in interviews.
For general hiring tips …
is a blog written by a technology entrepreneur, and includes this insightful blog entry about hiring “the best people you’ve ever worked with.” Also look for a great blog entry on the more specific topics of hiring, promoting, and firing executives
, which is of particular use to those top managers who oversee senior employees.
For advice on interviewing …
The Free Management Library
contains a section on conducting interviews. The information here is brief and not very detailed, but it is a perfect introduction to the process. Learn about preparatory steps for the interview, what kinds of interviews there are (for example, “informal” and “open-ended”), how to sequence and frame your interview questions, and more.
devotes a section of its site to hiring. Find a guide to job interviews, the hiring tactics used by powerhouse companies such as Google and Southwest Airlines, the seven necessary questions of a job interview, a list of frequent mistakes managers make when recruiting, and a video on the whole process.
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