Category Archive: Managing

Two Cures for Novice-Arrogance

A first-time manager knows about management like a single person knows about marriage. A novice-manager understands managing like a couple without children understands raising children. DOING explodes the myth of perceived knowledge. Knowing… Continue reading

4 Things All Remarkable Managers Learn to Notice

The skill of noticing moves you from a victim of circumstances to focused and directed. You walk past people without noticing them. You’re so lost in your head you don’t remember walking to… Continue reading

How to Compete Like a Leader

Male cardinals attack reflections. At first, I thought they were admiring themselves in the mirrors on my truck. As time passed, I realized they were attacking their reflection. Focusing on the wrong competitor… Continue reading

A 5 Step Project That Fuels Energy and Performance

“A person can perform only from strength. One cannot build performance on weakness, let alone on something one cannot do at all.” Peter Drucker 5 step project: #1. List the top three strengths of… Continue reading

4 Ways to Develop the Mindset of a Leader

Skills, circumstances, opportunity, and the people on your team impact the results of your leadership. But mindset – habitual ways of thinking – effects everything about you. Mindset governs the trajectory of your… Continue reading

7 Questions All Rookie Managers Must Answer on Day One

Rookie success includes good fortune, but it’s never an accident. Rookies crash and burn when they fly by the seat of their pants. 7 questions for rookie managers: #1. What is the definition… Continue reading