Category: Boss

Boss’s Tip of the Week: There are no guarantees

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If you’re looking for guarantees, being a boss is the wrong job. The best you can do is play the odds and choose behaviors that have the best chance of making things come out right. When you do that, you’ll increase your success rate. If you work at continuous improvement, you will increase your success  »  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

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: Every Week

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The week is the ideal assessment period for most bosses. It’s long enough to allow for some rough spots but short enough to catch problems early. So, before you begin your weekend, ask these three questions. How did we do? Assess team and team member performance. What problems popped up? What successes did we have?  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: The ghost of bosses past

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Ebenezer Scrooge had to deal with the Ghost of Christmas Past. You have to deal with the ghost of bosses past. When you become responsible for the performance of a new group, your team members expect you to act like other bosses they’ve had before. Get the issue on the table during your private chats. Ask them to  »  Read More

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