Category Archive: Managing

You Only Need Three Words

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 tasks to… 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

Leadership vs. Management

Welcome to guest blogger Holly Caracappa Management oversees task and projects, whereas leadership influences people. So in a sense, management deals with the tangible aspects of life while leadership is more ephemeral. In the… Continue reading

In praise of systems

A system can be as simple as your Monday morning check list or the Tuesday afternoon team meeting. Managers build systems. On the other hand, leaders break systems. Personally, I don’t like systems.… Continue reading