Tag Archive: Management

5 Steps to Give Autonomy without Blowing Everything Up

One goal of managing is to supervise less. Managers work too hard because they supervise too much. Giving autonomy to supervisors scares the crap out of incompetent managers.

Bureaucrats become block autonomy with regulations. Control requires management and supervision. The bigger the employee handbook the more you need to supervise.

Give competent people autonomy. Control blocks autonomy.

Culture Shock: The Most Important Habit of a Great Manager

Peter Drucker said, “The purpose of business is to create and keep a customer.” Organizational culture is the way we treat each other while we do the work. Should you build a culture… Continue reading

3 Ways to Protect Good Managers from Becoming Jerk-holes

Lousy managers think jerk-holery is an asset. Well-intentioned managers can slip into obnoxious behaviors because some jerk-holes are great at delivering results. 3 ways to protect good managers from becoming jerk-holes #1. Protect… Continue reading

5 Surprising Reasons for Poor Performance You Can Solve Quickly

Poor performance is exhausting and frustrating. A manager who brings out the best in others multiplies talent and maximizes resources. Poor performance degrades, de-energizes, and devalues. 5 surprising reasons for poor performance: #1.… Continue reading

Seagull Management: 4 Ways to Stop Dumping on People

Seagull managers fly in, make lots of noise, dump on everyone, and fly away.* You might say a seagull manager is full of crap. The seduction of problems makes you a seagull. Stay… Continue reading

4 Steps to Defining the Win

There’s a downpour of challenges and a drought of people ready to rise. People who run from new challenges might complain, but they prefer losing. Why people don’t rise to new challenges: People… Continue reading