You are the company
I remember when I had my first big leadership job. I overheard someone say, “Whenever people talk about Patty they always say…” I was shocked, not at whatever people said, but at the fact that people were talking about me! Read More
Is every manager in your company a good manager?
If you want to positively impact the bottom line in your business, there is one thing that will make a bigger difference than almost anything else — insist that all of your managers are good managers. Read More
Influence and Difficult People
The topic of how to influence difficult people, comes up in my work all the time. (At all levels.)
One of the most useful tools in the influence tool kit is to make your voice bigger. Read More
This month’s Professional Development webinar was on the topic of Are You a Good Manager?.
Get the webinar
If you missed it you can download the recording.
Members of my professional development program can download this webinar for free. Read More
You have a new boss…how do you make a good impression?
When you get an opportunity to meet your new boss, what should you do? This question comes up frequently in my member coaching hours, so I thought I would address it in a blog. Read More
Managing unreasonable expectations
“How should I deal with having more than just one boss, when all of them have unreasonable expectations? I serve multiple masters and they all act like their work is the only thing that I should be working on.”
This question comes up a lot in my Forward Program for professional development, so I thought I would answer it here on the blog. Read More
Sometimes even when people agree, and like and respect each other, they can still find it frustrating to communicate — both can be really smart, capable people, but they just don’t get each other — they drive each other crazy. Read More
Bad managers cause real damage
When bad managers are allowed to run free, everyone suffers.
Employees feel unsupported, undirected, bullied, confused, unmotivated, unappreciated, frustrated, and constantly questioning, “is it me?” So they are not engaged and they are not productive. Read More
This month’s webinar was on Bullies and Sabotage.
If you missed it, you can download the podcast!
This is a useful webinar to download if you:
- Need to deal with a boss or a peer who is a bully, and keep your career intact
- Need to counter a saboteur who is challenging your credibility and reputation
- Want some specific tactics to disarm bullies and saboteurs, and protect yourself
- Want to feel stronger and more confident around strong, negative personalities
My childhood bully
I was bullied for many years as a child. Read More
I recently have written about bosses being addicted to detail, or wasting time by not appreciating the cost of asking a question.
Several people came back to me and asked me to write about the other side of this problem, when you boss stays so high level that they don’t know what’s going on and don’t understand what needs to be done. Read More