Tag Archive: Management

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

Questions Proactive People Ask

You’re doomed if you can’t change direction. A turbulent world requires you to be light on your feet. But you can’t get anywhere when you constantly change direction. Constant reacting eventually makes you… Continue reading

How to Not Do Anything Stupid with Your New Team

A young manager with a new team is like an ant pushing an elephant. It’s smart to be concerned. My friend Stan Endicott tells managers who ask for advice, “Don’t do anything stupid.”… Continue reading

How to Gossip Like a Leader

Everyone gossips. Slander and backstabbing are destructive, but there’s a healthy side to gossip. When you say, “Your reputation precedes you,” you acknowledge the power of gossip. Gossip is one reason businesses grow… Continue reading