How to Instantly Be More Strategic

Think before you work

People often ask me to describe what it means to be strategic.

The first and most fundamental step to being more strategic is to simply think before you work.

And an even more clear way to say this is that if you just accept a task or a project and start working on it without thinking about it, that’s a pretty good definition of being NOT-strategic — trying to do everything equally as it comes in. Read More “How to Instantly Be More Strategic”

The other side of micromanaging

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 “The other side of micromanaging”

Formal vs. Informal Mentors


In my experience, mentors have a bigger impact on your success than virtually anything you can do outside of your own efforts.

Building your career without mentors is like trying to climb Mt. Everest without a Sherpa and guide.  Read More “Formal vs. Informal Mentors”

Increasing Your Team's Performance

This month’s webinar was on Increasing Team Performance.

This is a useful webinar to download if you want to:

  • Develop specific techniques to manage high and low performers.
  • Get some help on performance management issues.
  • Get better outcomes when delegating.
Read More “Increasing Your Team's Performance”

How well do you invest your time?

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
2. Read More “How well do you invest your time?”

Take my job, please

Get someone ready

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 “Take my job, please”