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Lead by Asking

Effective managers know when to ask not tell, when to lead by asking. Lead by Asking  Before conducting a seminar on teamwork at a retail outlet, the General Manager told me it was difficult to get people to work outside of their department. The GM went on to share that employees are informed they’re paid [...]

By |2021-10-19T13:00:12+00:00October 19th, 2021|Leadership|0 Comments

10 Assumptions Made by Immature Managers

What's the difference between immature managers and those who have matured? The other day I found myself in conversation with a few friends about common mistakes we made as new managers. We talked about misconceptions we shared and unrealistic expectations we put on subordinates. The discussion evolved to considering how to help new managers avoid [...]

By |2021-10-12T13:22:53+00:00October 12th, 2021|Leadership|0 Comments

How One Toxic Employee Can Destroy a Team

Yes, one toxic employee can ruin a team. When I worked for a large remodeling company, we decided to go against the industry's standards and hire full-time employees as installers. Most remodelers at the time used sub-contractors, which was often a dice throw; some days, you found excellent workers, and other days…not so much. Skilled [...]

By |2021-09-28T13:39:29+00:00September 28th, 2021|Leadership|0 Comments

Quit Being Passive about Passive-Aggressive Behavior

My daughter isn't passive about passive-aggressive behavior. A few years ago, I spent part of the holidays in Florida with my youngest daughter and her family. Her 12-year-old daughter had just received her first two C's ever on her report card. It was her first time dealing with seven periods, multiple teachers, and the chaos [...]

By |2021-09-14T14:20:59+00:00September 14th, 2021|Leadership|Comments Off on Quit Being Passive about Passive-Aggressive Behavior

Do You Really Know What Motivates Your Employees?

So, do you think you know what motivates your employees? This might sound silly but the key to motivating anyone is to first understand what motivates them. Too often, well-intentioned leaders attempt to motivate their team with what works for the leader. What motivates the leader seldom motivates every individual on a team. And to [...]

By |2021-09-07T14:06:02+00:00September 7th, 2021|Leadership|Comments Off on Do You Really Know What Motivates Your Employees?

Workplace Conflict What to do When Working with Someone is Killing You

Workplace conflict can be invasive. Years ago, the owner of a company I worked with stopped his car, turned around, and headed back home on a Monday Morning. On the drive back home, he thought about why he didn't want to go to work. It was because of one negative employee; even he, the owner, [...]

By |2021-09-27T18:07:06+00:00August 31st, 2021|Leadership|Comments Off on Workplace Conflict What to do When Working with Someone is Killing You

Don’t Pigeonhole your Management Style

I took a management style quiz the other day. It was good. It was well thought out, to the point, and offered valuable advice. The answers I gave, fit my overall leadership style but that’s not always the style I use or the style best suited to the situation. It has been my observation that [...]

By |2021-08-24T13:45:56+00:00August 24th, 2021|Leadership|Comments Off on Don’t Pigeonhole your Management Style

How to Train New Managers

How to train new managers starts by understanding they need training. I've trained new managers for more than 30 years as an employee and as an outside consultant. It's been a privilege to work with companies attuned to the training needs of novice managers. Unfortunately, I've found these organizations to be the exception; the majority [...]

By |2021-08-17T14:09:08+00:00August 17th, 2021|Leadership|Comments Off on How to Train New Managers

When Helping Employees Hurts Your Business

There are times when helping employees hurts your business. I know. Throughout my leadership career, there have been too many times to count when I’ve helped an employee without any consideration as to how it might affect the business. I’ve since learned (I hope) that helping employees should never be to the detriment of the [...]

By |2021-08-10T14:32:56+00:00August 10th, 2021|Leadership|Comments Off on When Helping Employees Hurts Your Business
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