Category: Boss

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Doing what doesn’t come naturally

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Some things will come naturally to you, others won’t. Some of the things that don’t come naturally to you will be important. To make sure you do those as well as possible, you need a system. Remind yourself with checklists and alarms. Give yourself a small reward when you do the un-natural thing well. Remember:  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Decisions are Precedents

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Every decision you make sets a precedent that your team members will compare with your future decisions. Think about that before you decide, not after. Some decisions are the same as you would make in any case. No problem there. Other decisions are exceptions. Before you decide, make sure you’re able to explain to an  »  Read More

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

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