When teams are aligned, good things happen
When your goals are aligned with those of your stakeholders, good things happen.
The trouble is, that without actively doing something to maintain alignment, entropy creeps in, and alignment gets weak. Read More
But I thought I was a good listener!
Fairly deep into my career I did one of those 360 evaluations where people above, below and around you in the organization fill out a long questionnaire about how they perceive you. Read More
A Note on Good vs. Bad Leaders
I don’t think it’s any secret that I believe good leaders bring a sense of humanity into the workplace. In fact this was the topic of my TEDx talk. Read More
Get a free coaching session with me
In celebration of the fact that MOVE will finally be available as an audio book, I will be randomly selecting 2 people to win a free 2-hour 1-1 coaching session with me. Read More
I am thrilled to announce that MOVE is finally available for preorder on Audible.
In celebration of the release, I am offering a chance to win a 1-1 coaching session with me for pre-ordering your copy. Read More
Is it OK to not understand the work you manage?
Many people think that as a manager you need to understand the work not only as well as your reports, but even better.
They believe that if they are going to be credible with their team, they have to prove they are the smartest one. Read More
I’m a huge believer in succession planning. But so often, it doesn’t work.
Even when a company talks about succession planning, when there is a big job to be filled, the company goes outside.
I find it interesting is that many companies do one of two extremes when it comes to succession planning:
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Collecting all the Cards
Often when I talk to people who aspire to become a general manager they will tell me that they are striving to get experience in every function to prepare themselves.
This is a mistake that I refer to collecting all the cards…
I’ll get experience in Marketing, and Product Development, and Supply Chain Management and Customer Service, and on and on…then I’ll be ready and qualified to become a General Manager or CEO. Read More
As a manger, particularly as a CEO or general manger, sometimes you are going to be in the position of leading a group whose function you have no experience in, and frankly, don’t have a clue about! Read More
Is every manager in your company a good manager?
If you want to positively impact the bottom line in your business, insist that all your managers are good managers.
Bad managers wreak havoc. Bad managers cost growth and profit.