Tag Archive: Management

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

Management Rules During Constant Crisis

In the past you wondered when the next crisis would hit. You don’t wonder that today. Crisis-mode used to mean canceling appointments, working late, drinking too much coffee, and eating pizza late at… Continue reading

How any Manager can Increase Influence and Fuel Peak Performance

The c-suite has little day-to-day impact on the productivity of remote workers. “Remote worker’s productivity depends on one role – the manager.” Gallup Remote work isn’t going away. “Our best estimate is that… Continue reading

5 Things Spark Plugs Do to Inspire High Performing Teams

Some teams soar. Other teams splash around just above the surface. Giving CPR to low performing teams feels more important than encouraging high performing teams, but it isn’t. Spend more time fueling high… Continue reading

How Long is Your Management Nose

Long-nosed managers sniff around in everyone’s business. Short-nosed managers seem disinterested, aloof, and uncaring. How long should a manager’s nose be? One size doesn’t fit all. My preference: I preferred managers with short… Continue reading

How Accountability Stops Chinese Water Torture

You can’t prove that dripping water on someone’s forehead eventually drives them insane without risking someone’s sanity. But the Myth Busters verified the power of Chinese Water Torture. The stress of nagging issues,… Continue reading