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- Problem bosses. // Essence (Essence);Aug88, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p94
Gives ideas for dealing with insecure, prejudiced, and overly demanding bosses.
- Relating verbal immediacy to managers' influence techniques. Lamude, Kevin G.; Scudder, Joseph // Psychological Reports;Dec93, Vol. 73 Issue 3, p833
Explores the relationship between managers' verbal immediacy behaviors and their influence techniques. Significant five-variable equation by stepwise regression analysis; Perceived immediacy behaviors of middle managers; Association of successful use of rewards and expertise in influence; Less...
- Mimic your way to the top. Reibstein, L.; Joseph, N. // Newsweek;8/8/1988, Vol. 112 Issue 6, p50
Discusses what psychologists call `modeling,' mirroring,' or `patterning'--subordinates mimicking the boss's behavior, whether intentionally or not, and its effects on both the boss and the subordinate.
- Resolved: I'll be a better boss. Grothe, M.; Wylie, P. // Nation's Business;Jan88, Vol. 76 Issue 1, p43
Two psychologists, Mardy Grothe and Peter Wylie, of Performance Improvement Associates, a management consulting firm in Boston, MA and Washington DC, discuss the reasons employees might describe their bosses as problem bosses even if they like andrespect them. Self-deception; Externalizing;...
- Famous last words. // Entrepreneur;Jun95, Vol. 23 Issue 6, p60
Talks about employee turnover in small or big companies and ways and means to reduce its future turnover rate. Exit interview as an effective tool for employee retention; Prerequisites for conducting an exit interview.
- The questions your employees are afraid to ask.... Gaines, Lynne // Executive Female (0199-2880);Sep/Oct94, Vol. 17 Issue 5, p17
Discusses how a manager can deal with his employees' anxiety. Reasons for preoccupation with worry; Drawbacks to inability to handle employees' fear of the boss; Suggestions on how to cope with subordinates' fear of the manager. INSET: New-job know-how..
- Build Them Up--Listen. Fredericks, Anthony D. // Teaching Pre K-8;Oct90, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p31
Advises parents on how to listen to their children. The importance of listening skills in parent-child relationships; Encouraging a child to discuss what he did during the day; Paying attention to what the child is saying.
- "Clancy Inc." Does Jury Duty. FitzPatrick, James William // America;3/19/1932, Vol. 46 Issue 24, p573
The article highlights the events during which Terence Clancy, head of the Clancy Construction Co. Inc., was doing a jury duty in the U.S. According to him, it was bad enough to have listen to lawyers barging about the guilt of some person caught in the man trap of the Law. Neither the...
- Music. McNaspy, C. J. // America;8/11/1962, Vol. 107 Issue 19, p600
The article discusses the pleasures of music. The author does not speak of a kind of rehearsing which does not involve listening at all, when music becomes simply a fortuitous stimulus to pleasurable daydreams. A difficulty emerges if listening is to be serious. It is argued that music of a...