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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Can you be too hands off?
Someone recently asked me a question about delegating…
We spend a lot of time thinking and talking about how to delegate without micromanaging. But what about the other side? What about being too hands off? Read More
How does the idea of a scavenger hunt relate to business?
Think about how a scavenger hunt works. You get a list of random stuff that you have go find and do, and you need to show that you have collected those things and experiences. Read More
Finding the motivation to Delegate
Delegating is hard because in reality, it’s easier and faster to do it yourself.
So it’s hard to convince yourself to do a harder thing that takes more time.
But doing it yourself only saves time in the moment. Read More
This month’s Professional Development webinar was on the topic of Delegating for High Performance.
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Members of my Online Professional Development Program can download this webinar for free. Read More
What is time management?
Somebody recently asked me, “what do you mean by time management”?
My answer is this:
Time management is refusing to waste too much time on low-value, low-enjoyment activities.
There are two parts to it:
1. Identify what you should, or want to be doing
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Delegating is not just about assigning work.
Delegating is about making sure that the right work gets done at the right level, and making your team more capable.
As a leader, you always need to think about building a more capable team. Read More
The right team
Are you leading the team you need?
Or leading the team you have?
As soon as you embark on something new or strategic, in those first moments you facing doing the new thing with the same people. Read More
What is a good succession plan?
I find it interesting is that most companies do one of two extremes when it comes to succession planning:
1. Nothing at all
2. A very cumbersome process with lots of documents and checkpoints for multiple candidates which never amounts to anything. Read More