From my years in the workplace, as an employee and a manager, here’s what I’ve learned about your team’s trust in you as their manager.
“I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.“ George S. Patton American General in World War I and II
[ted id=1688] This is a great talk on how to rethink non-profits in our for-profit world. He does a masterful job of laying out the differences in how we view and treat non-profits that ultimately keep them from being as successful as possible. Of all the points listed, compensation for employees of non-profits and the […]
Enough already with the Marissa Mayer’s Work-From-Home-Gate. I’m a huge proponent of providing work-life balance to increase productivity, loyalty and profits. This swirling of “controversy” around the new Yahoo policy is getting ridiculous. Let’s cut the crap: Ms. Mayer is not setting a bad example for working mothers or female executives. She’s the CEO of […]
A few points from this article on Abraham Lincoln’s management lessons that stood out to me: Leadership is emotionally taxing but calls on the leader to recognize the burden and push forward regardless. This is the cost of the big chair. While leadership is emotionally taxing, emotions shouldn’t make your initial decisions for you. The article […]
Everyone has, at one time or another, heard the cliche about giving 110% as a way to motivate people. This cliche bugs me. It’s based on a faulty premise and, more importantly, delivers only half as much as it could. Before we go into how to get twice as much, let’s debunk the cliche and […]