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Are your employees happy? Do you feel like they’re performing at a level equal to their skills and potential? Or do you find getting good work from them is like pulling teeth? Do some of them have one foot out the door (or, maybe, already left)? We’re all responsible for our own thoughts and attitudes, […]
Ever had a manager you knew you’d never forget? The kind that was– or is– so awesome, you count yourself lucky just to work with them? The type of manager that helps make coming to work a meaningful, satisfying, and productive experience? We’ve talked a lot about the styles of managing and the qualities of […]
“Who has time for this?!?” “My team is doing fine.” “I have too many reports to meet with everyone.” “We’re all adults here. We can handle our own problems.” “One on one meetings don’t scale and we only do scalable things here.” There are a lot of excuses why you might not be doing 1 […]
We all dream of having an energized team, totally motivated and hitting all their goals. If you’re lucky, you may work in such an environment. Congratulations, that comes from hard work by leaders like you. For the rest of us, the question then becomes how to motivate your team to be more like that. What […]
How are you feeling right now? Like really…how are you doing? If you’re like most people I’ve spoken to, things are pretty rough with quarantine continuing. You may be feeling it, and there is likely some employee burnout on your team. An informal poll of my followers on Twitter showed that over 2/3rds of respondents […]
Pressure makes diamonds. It can also make a puddle of mush. The difference is how well you adapt to crisis leadership versus leadership in good times. Over communicate, over communicate, over communicate. When you face a crisis, communication becomes even more important. Your team will have questions, concerns, wild thoughts, and mistaken assumptions. The only […]
Praise is one of the most powerful things a leader can offer their team. When delivered well (and well-deserved), praise gives people the drive and motivation to continue doing the caliber of work you want to see. This is why Mary Kay Ash, founder of the Mary Kay Cosmetics empire, remarked: The power of workplace […]
“Ugh. Again!?!” “Why did they do that!??” “What a terrible day.” It’s easy to let bad news or bad results bother you. Some low quality work from a team member, or a bad outcome can ruin your whole day, if you let it. But there’s a better way. A way that will motivate your team, […]
“I apologize for the length of this letter; I didn’t have time to make it shorter.” – Mark Twain Mark Twain was right. It takes effort to make a good point in just a few words. That’s part of the beauty of Twitter; the character limit forces those sharing thoughts to be concise. Today, we’re […]