Tag Archive: Management

Only One in Ten Have the Talent to Manage

“Gallup’s research reveals that about one in 10 people possess the talent to manage.” (Gallup) The myth of the great leader riding in on a white horse pollutes our thinking about the value… Continue reading

Two Secrets to Engagement You Can Employ Today

From January to June of 2018, 53% of workers in the U.S. were “not engaged” at work. 13% were actively disengaged. The latter group were working against their organization. (Gallop) Complaints of incompetence:… Continue reading

The Manager Who Helped Too Much

Maybe you’re working way too hard. A young manager said, “I want to stop doing other people’s jobs for them.” Promoted: The young manager had learned during the workshop that being overly helpful… Continue reading

How to Navigate Collisions Between Leaders and Managers

Leaders change things. Managers stabilize things. Stagnant organizations need leadership. Chaotic organizations need management. Tension: Tension between change agents and stabilizers is inevitable, dynamic, potentially dangerous, and often useful. Ask people who love… Continue reading

How to Navigate Conflict Between Managers and Leaders

People who work together end up working against each other when goals compete and agendas collide. The goals of leadership and the challenges of management create healthy friction. Unresolved friction eventually turns to… Continue reading

How to Know if You’re a Manager or a Leader

You’re not managing just because you run meetings or have a title. You might own the place, but that doesn’t make you a leader. Think of leadership and management as distinct ways of… Continue reading