Tag: Boss

Leadership: You don’t have to wait for the future of work

  |   Leadership

Annie was exactly the kind of boss you want at your company. Her team was a top producer. People loved to work for her. Some team members had been there for more than a decade. The ones who left almost always left for a great job somewhere else. That “somewhere else” is important. “Slave ship” is the best  »  Read More

The Fix is Never In

  |   Supervision

I remember the first time someone cried in my office. I didn’t handle it well. My job that day was to fire Dorothy. It had been a long time coming. I inherited Dorothy, and she’d had “issues” for a long time. Her work was never up to standard. There were behavioral issues, too, and they affected the  »  Read More

Practicing Leadership

  |   Boss

Charley is an athlete. A football scholarship helped him get his degree at a small school. Today, in the first years of his career, his football experience still influences the way he thinks. Football taught him to work hard at getting better. So he spends a little time every night reviewing his day and making notes about  »  Read More

What you can do to help engagement grow

  |   Engagement

Engagement is more like a plant than it is like a building. It grows, you don’t build it. The best way to help it grow is to create an environment where growth can happen. If you’re a responsible for the performance of a group, you’re the gardener. Here are some things you can do to help engagement grow  »  Read More

Leadership and the Art of Confrontation

  |   Communication

When you become a boss you become someone responsible for the performance of a group. In that instant, you become the designated confronter. Some people will behave poorly. Some will underperform. Someone needs to confront them about it and you’re it. Others may choose to, but it’s your job. You probably  »  Read More

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