How your inner circle is damaging your team

How your inner circle is damaging your team

It’s hard to be on the outside looking in, but that is the experience of many people in their work environment. I worked for someone many years ago who believed in having an inner circle of what he deemed to be his superstars around him. These were his go-to people,...
Motivation is an internal job

Motivation is an internal job

“You can take people as far as they will go, not as far as you would like them to go.” ~Jeanette Rankin We know how others should act. We know what they need to do. We know, often without a shadow of doubt, the best plans for their future and personal development. The...
Walk in their moccasins

Walk in their moccasins

“Great Spirit, help me never to judge another until I have walked in his moccasins.” ~Sioux Indian Prayer “I would never do it that way,” we think when we see someone on our staff take a wrong stab at a problem. “What are they thinking?” we wonder, as we watch them...
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...