Category Archive: Managing

How to Show Up in Ways that Ignite High Performance in Others

Your presence – the way you show up – impacts team performance. Positive emotion promotes high performance.* Know impact: Leaders who don’t know or don’t care about their presence can’t promote high performance… Continue reading

20% of Men and 60% of Women Have Experienced Sexual Harassment

The #metoo movement represents a culture shift that’s long overdue. I wouldn’t want my daughter or granddaughters to feel they had to sleep with the boss to get a promotion. The only troubling… Continue reading

How to Know if You’re a Manager or a Leader

You’re not managing just because you run meetings or have a title. You might own the place, but that doesn’t make you a leader. Think of leadership and management as distinct ways of… Continue reading

A Simple Project that Nudges Managers to Notice Others.

The shift from focusing on yourself to noticing others is essential to successful management. Systems and processes are essential, but people get things done. A manager’s performance is elevating the performance of others.… Continue reading

The Unexpected Answer that Solved One Department’s Issues

It’s wasteful and frustrating to talk to the wrong people about the right things. The solution: I coach a leader who reported that the problems in one department disappeared after he replaced the… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Swimming in Dangerous Waters

Dear Dan, I am new to a leadership position and am learning a lot from you. I have managers above me and find it hard to manage. Is there a way you could… Continue reading