Taming your inner control freak

Taming your inner control freak

Do you tend to do things yourself rather than delegating tasks to others? Do you prefer that work is done the way you like it done rather than letting others find their own way of doing things? Is it a rare occurrence that documents and reports submitted for your...
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...