10 Ways to Deal with Two-Faced Backstabbers

Most people want to do good, but a few enjoy doing bad. If you’ve been thrown under the bus, you know what I mean. Skillful backstabbers feign friendship, but they live on the… Continue reading

Take a real break, leader! Your life and your work depend on it.

NEW BOOK GIVEAWAY! 20 copies available!! Leave a comment on this guest post by Marilyn Paul, Ph.D. to become eligible for one of 20 complimentary copies of her book, An Oasis in Time:… Continue reading

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

How to Stop Wasting Time in One-on-Ones

Unfocused spontaneity ends in triviality. A squirrel on steroids chases every nut, but gets none. Schedule things that matter most or things that matter least will replace them. Don’t spend a little time… 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 Show Empathy and Not Get Sucked into Slime Pits

Empathy is a platform for relationship, not encouragement to wallow in slime pits. Solid relationships strengthen people. Strong people perform better than weak. The power of empathy: The purpose of empathy is to… Continue reading