Category: Boss

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Accentuate the positive

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Positive comments create positive energy and better performance. Notice improvement, effort, and good results. Mention them. Praise them. This is only one of 347 tips in my ebook, Become a Better Boss One Tip at a Time. Just promoted from individual contributor? Check out my book, Now You’re the Boss: Making  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Focus on Contribution

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Here’s one more thing that Peter Drucker had right. Effective bosses focus on contribution. Contribution is how what you do affects others. What’s your contribution to your team? What’s your team’s contribution to its customers? What difference do you make? To focus on contribution you must  »  Read More

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

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