Category Archives for Leadership

Management By Objectives

Management by Objectives (MBO) is a management tool whereby managers and employees work together to set and track objectives for a specific time period.   Objectives and plans cascade down the organization until every individual has specific objectives for the period.   You can think of an individual’s objectives as being like one piece of […]

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Span of Control

Span of Control is very simply the number of subordinates that report to a manager. In the span of control example below we could say that the IT Manager has a span of control of 3, as they have 3 subordinates reporting to them. All organizations have layers. The number of layers an organization has […]

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Reward Power in the Workplace

Power in the workplace can take many different forms. It can even exist outside of the formal hierarchy of an organization. One particular type of power is called Reward Power. Reward Power is one of The 5 Types of Power identified by psychologists John R. P. French and Bertram Raven in 1959. Reward power is […]

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Expert Power in the Workplace

Your power in the workplace doesn’t just exist because of the job title you hold. Power can be present without a formal title, and can exist outside of any formal chain of command that is in place. One particular type of power is called Expert Power. Expert Power is one of The 5 Types of […]

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