Putting distance between yourself and those you lead means making enough room for them to discover things on their own and to sometimes make mistakes on their own.Read More
Leadership That Won't Work on Your Parents
This blog is for anyone that wants to develop leadership and management skills. Buuuuuuutttttttttt.........(in a high squeaky voice) unless you fit this criteria, you may not appreciate my advice. But if you do. You will see improvements in your skills and outcomes.
If you don't agree with all of these - you probably should't read anything on this website. It will just stress you out.
1. You are sick of profits at all costs.
2. You are sick of companies not caring about our society and the earth.
3. You value your time spent with family and friends more than money.
4. You hate that your job requires you to be physically present even though it does not help you do work.
5. You are sick of mostly white males running the show (I have lots of white male friends like Steven Bayer, Ryan McCluen, Michael Binder, so don't hate.)
6. You are sick and tired of bad managers and bad bosses looking down their noses at the way young people want to live their lives.
Well, if you agree with all of the above. I think you will enjoy this blog. All the posts can be read in about 30 seconds. Because let's face it. There is no way you would remember anything I write here. So insteaad of remembering, how about I just whisper really short tid bits of advice in your ear on a regular basis.
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Its painful at times with our long list of things we believe we must do to make time to help develop processes. The ability to make time to do so is what separates strong leaders from weak leaders.Read More
The first of 5 components required to empower people is systems.Read More
Leaders should not exert power over people but should empower people. The reason this is a good idea is because empowered people are like leverage.Read More
Do not fall prey to hubris. You and your team cannot do all that, in that amount of time, within budget, at the level of excellence your stakeholders deserve.Read More
If the people you lead cannot answer these questions than it is highly unlikely your team or organization is working as a true team.Read More
As a leader think of every day, week, or month as New Year's day.Read More
There is a right way and a wrong way to correct your people as a leader. Its a powerful tool that can grow your team when done well or destroy value if done improperly.Read More
This is a common one that I am also guilty of. You just finished pontificating on a new strategy or tactic. You finish up by asking, "does anyone have any comments, concerns, questions?" If you have positional power asking that question is bogus.Read More
There is overwhelming evidence that meetings are usually wasted time and money, yet many people spend almost all day in meetings. I for one do not.Read More
If you had to choose between someone remembering your name or someone really listening to you which would you choose?Read More
Let's define sunk costs as time or money spent that cannot be recouped. Using this definition, that time and money is gone like summer in Minnesota. Despite knowing this, I listen to many people that live their lives and practice leadership based on desperately trying to regain sunk costs. And they don't even recognize it.Read More
This blog is for anyone that wants to develop leadership and management skills. Bbbbbuuuuuuutttttttttt.........(in a high squeaky voice) unless you fit this criteria, you may not appreciate my advice. But if you do. You will see improvements in your skills and outcomes.Read More