Should you be a manager?

Should you be a manager?

Recent research by Gallup shows that companies fail to hire the right person for a managerial position 82% of the time. That’s scary. “People don’t leave jobs, they leave managers.” This is what people say, and what we’ve seen in our years of experience. So if people...
A job well done

A job well done

“There are two things the people want more than sex and money – recognition and praise.” ~Mary Kay Ash “Money makes the world go around” is a song from Cabaret, but this quote tells us differently. My experience with a multitude of clients agrees with Mary Kay. People...
Managing yourself out of the picture

Managing yourself out of the picture

I often counsel my clients to make themselves dispensable. They often question me when I suggest that, but I mean it. Part of a leader’s or manager’s role is to make sure that their team can survive without them – to manage themselves out of the picture. Now, you...
Build a better meeting

Build a better meeting

Ever sit in a meeting and wonder to yourself, “Why are we talking about this?” “When is he going to shut up so I can get back to my real work?” or “Is this really the best use of my time?” Often the workday is filled with back-to-back meetings. You go from conference...