Category: Boss

Boss’s Tip of the Week: How will you know?

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You and a team member have talked about a behavior or performance issue. You’ve agreed on what will change. Now, there’s one more thing before you wrap up. How will you know? How will you know if a change has happened or not? Will there be a measurement of some kind? Will it be a judgment call? Is it possible  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: They pay attention

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You may think they’re not paying attention, but they are. If you’re the boss, your team members listen to what you say and they watch what you do. They’re looking for clues to what you like and approve and what you don’t like so they can choose the best way for them to act. As George Patton said, if  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Two Kinds of Problems

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You will face two kinds of problems as a boss. You can solve some of them, like working out the vacation schedule, or making your numbers for the month, or adapting to being shorthanded. Most of your “accomplish the mission” challenges will be in this category. But there are other problems, like helping a team  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Learn to let go

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Part of your job is helping your team members grow, develop, and succeed. That’s easy when you control most of what they do. And it’s easy after you know you can trust them to act effectively on their own. The tough part is in the middle. That’s when you’re not quite ready, not quite sure that they  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Touch base a lot

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Great bosses touch base a lot. It’s a simple behavior that can make things better for everyone. When you touch base a lot, conversations happen naturally and conversations are your key tool. When you touch base a lot, the fact that you’re there is not an event, so it’s easier to observe and to get your  »  Read More

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