Category Archive: Solution Saturday

Dear Dan: I Manage a Large Facility that’s very Negative

Dear Dan, What’s some advice to give a manager who leads a large facility that’s been very negative for many years? There are many complaints and no teamwork. Sincerely, Dealing with negativity Dear… Continue reading

Dear Dan: How Can I Prepare for a Larger Leadership Role

Dear Dan, I always enjoy your posts. Very insightful content without all the usual self-help fluff. I transitioned to a new career track in the last year where I am now an individual… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Help We’re Stuck and Sinking

Dear Dan, Our organization is stuck. We’re losing energy and declining. What suggestions do you have for getting unstuck? Sincerely, Nervous about the future Dear Nervous, Thanks for your question. Apart from intervention,… Continue reading

Dear Dan: How Much Time Should I Spend Convincing Naysayers

Dear Dan, We have lots of great people in our organization, but there are a few vocal naysayers. The negative people don’t seem to like anything. We want to make change, but a… Continue reading

Dear Dan: A Team Member is Sarcastic and Disrespectful

Dear Dan, I have recently been promoted to sales manager. One of my team members is not giving me the respect as a manager. He often acts sarcastically about some of my plans… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Avoid Less – Take Initiative More

The issues you avoid morph into future-crushing gremlins. A surprising suggestion: I suggested a negative project to a coaching client who wants to take initiative when issues are stressful. I prefer projects that… Continue reading