Category: Boss

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Influence is a super power

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It’s a good news/bad news thing. Your team members watch and listen to everything you do and say. They talk about it among themselves. That’s the bad news. The good news is that they take what you do and what you say as clues to what they should do and say. That’s what influence is, how you act determines  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Your job is to help the team and the team members succeed.

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You may think that being a boss is only one job, but it’s really two. One is to accomplish the mission through the team. That’s the one most people are aware of. The other job is less recognized, but it’s important to your short term and long term success. Your job is to help your team members succeed  »  Read More

The Most Important Boss

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Bosses are people responsible for the performance of a group, but the most important ones aren’t at the top of the org chart. Sure, as you move toward the top of the org chart, the money goes up. In fact, some CEOs make hundreds of times what the average worker in their company makes. Prestige goes up, too. And it’s  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: What you don’t control

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Many people think that if you’re a boss, you’re in control, but it’s truly amazing how much you don’t control. You don’t control your boss or your team members. You don’t control the company environment or the economic situation or the personal lives of your team members. In fact  »  Read More

Please don’t become a boss if …

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I remember when Karen got promoted to team leader. It took her less than a morning to realize that becoming a boss was a huge mistake. She went right back to being an outstanding individual contributor. Karen, her coworkers, and her company were all lucky. Her company let her go back to being an individual contributor and  »  Read More

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