Category Archive: Managing

The Most Dangerous Time in Your Career

A promotion may be the most dangerous time in your career. Within 18 months, 40% of all new managers and executives fail. Success is dangerous. The move from front line employee to supervisor/manager… Continue reading

Four Ways Managers Roadblock Productivity

  “Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.” Peter Drucker Four ways managers roadblock productivity Talking – Managers that roadblock work talk too… Continue reading

You Only Need Three Words

Time Management? Everything you need to know about getting a grip on your time is contained in three words. Eliminate … Delegate … Accelerate Eliminate: Stop unnecessary or low priority tasks. Delegate: Give… Continue reading

Three styles that take you there

Paul Thornton believes successful managers practice and master three core management styles. Directing — Discussing — Delegating Directing includes defining deliverables, establishing timelines, and explaining how you want something done. Vague directions produce… Continue reading

Let them go

People with power have impact. They are agents of change. Empowered people are enabled and released to make a difference, usually in new arenas of influence and responsibility. Preparing to let them go… Continue reading

Getting further with feedback

Ken Blanchard said, “Feedback is the breakfast of champions.” If you aren’t giving and receiving feedback your commitment to improvement and success is shallow at best. You’re stunting yourself and your organization. Getting… Continue reading