How to Develop the Next Generation of Leaders in Your Organization

How do you handle tough management situations at work? Is that how other managers around you handle it? Does every manager have their own system or are there some standards or best practices everyone in the company follows?  Who do people look to for an example of how to act when they’re leading? It’s great […]

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10 Key Andy Grove Quotes on Leadership from High Output Management

Andy Grove Quotes on Leadership

Andy Grove is one of best CEOs ever. He co-founded Intel and grew it to over $20 Billion in revenue over a 30 year run as CEO. His approaches to leadership and management are legendary. He’s shared many of his ideas in a series of books, including the management guide, High Output Management.  I highly […]

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Manager Minute: What Lunch Can Teach You About Leading by Example

A team lunch can teach you a lot about leading by example

Most managers don’t have a lot in common with a superhero like Batman, but this quote from Batman Begins definitely applies. As a leader, what you write and say to your team matters, but nothing is more powerful than the example you set. “Do what I say, not what I do.” We’ve all had that […]

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Why You Should Never Cancel Your One-on-Ones (and the only good reason to)

Managers may not realize their power dynamic over their team members

“Ninety minutes of your time can enhance the quality of your subordinate’s work for two weeks, or for some eighty-plus hours.” – Andy Grove in High Output Management on the value of one-on-ones Andy Grove knows a thing or two about good investments; as CEO, he grew Intel by 4,500% in market capitalization from $4 billion […]

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7 Leadership Lessons I Learned from My Managers

Read 100 books and you'll fill a bookshelf.

“Only a fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others.” – Otto Von Bismarck I’ve always loved this quote from the former Prime Minister of Prussia.  I try to look for lessons to learn all around me, whether they’re good or bad. Fortunately, not every lesson is a […]

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Why Priority Management Trumps Time Management

“Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have.” – John C Maxwell, best-selling author, speaker, & consultant on Leadership. If you’re a knowledge worker, you’re probably undervaluing your time. If […]

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10 Crucial Drivers to Motivate and De-Motivate Your Team

What Motivates and De-motivates your team

“Forget this. I’m going home,” I said to myself as I closed my laptop and packed my bags. I was frustrated and decided it was better to pick things up tomorrow than force myself through it for another hour after everyone else had gone home;  this wasn’t the first time, and wouldn’t be the last. […]

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What every manager can learn from anonymous app, Secret

People notice when you don't notice their hard work

As a manager, you’re often playing a guessing game. You’re asking yourself questions like: What are my people really thinking? Why did they just do what they did? Do they really understand what I meant to convey? It can all feel like a big secret to you. What if you could see the secret thoughts […]

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10 Things Every Employee Should Know About Their One-on-Ones

Ben Horowitz devotes an entire chapter in his book to the importaance of one-on-ones

Much has been written here and all over the web about what managers need to know about one-on-ones and why they must have them. But what about when you’re an employee? Being new to one-on-ones, wondering what to expect, and wanting to know what you can do to make the most of them applies to […]

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