Five ways to set your employees up to fail

Five ways to set your employees up to fail

We unfortunately set people up to fail all the time. We may have the best intentions, and we may think we’re setting our reports up to succeed, but we may be making things more difficult for them. We may not be giving them the resources and support they need, or we...
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...
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...
Four tips to survive a bad boss

Four tips to survive a bad boss

I’ve written about my “bad boss” experiences in the past – my very first supervisor who had me running errands and doing other menial tasks, another boss who micro-managed every aspect of my work, and one who took any upward feedback very, very badly. Truth is, we...