About Kenneth McGhee

Kenneth McGhee is the author of Eleven Leadership Tips For Supervisors. This book is available online at www.booksurge.com and www.amazon.com. You may contact Kenneth at kmcghee@niu.edu.
Working in a Newly Created Position

Understanding organizational history and how to properly deal with the politics is a key to success. I started the process of understanding this concept during the interview for my first professional position. If I had not learned this lesson, my promotion opportunities would have been severely limited.

Supervising An Employee Who Applied For Your Current Position (Keys To Success)

A limited number of supervisory positions are available in most organizations. Employees may informally prepare themselves to become a supervisor. The position they have been preparing for might be revamped and the requirements could change. These types of decisions are normally shared with members of the management team. Because a job candidate is not always aware of management decisions, they can be utilizing a large number of assumptions to assist them prepare for a higher paying job. These factors can add to the feelings of disappoint, if a long time employee does not receive a promotion.

Choosing A New Business Partner

Choosing a business vendor is serious business. In my opinion, the dynamics are similar to a serious personal friendship and/or marriage. Trust and dependability is involved. In my book, Eleven Leadership Tips For Supervisors, I deal with selecting a technology vendor in chapter ten. I currently view all my technology choices as 2-5 year decisions.

How to Choose a Career Mentor

Who is your ideal mentor? Why do you desire this person for this most important role? Beware of a common mistake when attempting to make this decision, which is being impressed with someone’s press clippings and career accomplishments.

(Striking a Career and Personal Life Balance) Six Books to Consider Reading

In my book “Eleven Leadership Tips For Supervisors,” I offer a number of helpful hints and follow up questions for the reader to reflex upon. “Who Am I” is the title of chapter three. Work environment, health, wellness, spiritual and other personal questions are raised. The last question in this chapter is “how are all these things affecting your leadership style and effectiveness?” I conclude the chapter by stating “leaders do their best if they are taking care of themselves.” Striking a balance between your personal and professional life is the key.