Teaching around a campfire or through mentoring opportunities is hardwired in all of us. I don’t consider it a weakness to reach out to another person for help. And it only enhances your personal power when you respond and support others who need you.
There is an old and hoary claim that if you put a frog in boiling water, it will immediately jump out, but if you put it in cold water and slowly increase the temperature, the frog will sit there until it cooks.
It certainly is a heck of a lot easier to blame the economy for the decline in your business. But by doing so, you will miss out on the opportunity to build an organization that can sustain itself and thrive in any economic climate.
During the past twenty years I have supported thousands of corporate executives to transition into a management career. In addition, I have worked with senior level management, CEO’s and business unit heads to reduce the loss of good employees by successfully assimilating and then retaining the high-contributing staff.
Whether your employees stay or move on to become independent contractors, employees of another company, business owners or sales people, knowing their talents pays big dividends. While working for your organization, employees produce better results. And if laid-off, they are equipped to succeed.
If your managers start to complain about having to complete their employee performance review forms, you might ask if they’ve done their job well all year long. I
When you are a small company, it is easy to operate on the fly. Like it or not, it may very well be time to formalize HR processes and procedures in your organization.
When it comes to leadership bench strength, some company benches are dangerously light. Many large corporations and small and mid-sized businesses lack the talent needed to sustain or grow the business beyond its current level.
If you work for a boss who wields power in a petty fashion, takes credit for the good ideas of others or quickly scapegoats others for his or her mistakes your boss may be a bully. This article helps you to identify whether you are being bullied and what you can do about it.
Management literature describes numerous management styles, but they can be boiled down to three basic styles – directing, discussing and delegating, The 3-Ds of Management Style. The appropriate style provides the right amount of structure and support for each situation.