Category: Boss

Leadership, management, supervision: Each of these things is not like the others

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If you’re responsible for the performance of a group, you must lead, manage, and supervise. They’re like the three legs of that proverbial stool. You can’t do just one or two. You must do all three if you want to succeed. You Must Lead Your teammates expect you to set the example and set the direction. The hard part  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Calm Down

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You’re the boss, so when things get crazy, people look to you. You know you can’t get caught up in the craziness, so here’s a way to calm down. Stop. Take five deep breaths, counting them as you go. Try it. This is only one of 347 tips in my ebook, Become a Better Boss One Tip at a Time. Just promoted  »  Read More

3 Reasons Why Great Bosses aren’t Bossy

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“Boss” has gotten a bad rap. Many people associate that term with a domineering, order-giving jerk. I think they’re confusing the term “boss” (a person responsible for the performance of a group) with “bossy.” The Cambridge Dictionary says that: “A bossy person is always telling people what to do.” Great  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Be your team’s umbrella

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I learned this one from a wise boss. “When it rains on my boss,” he said, “everybody gets wet unless I become the umbrella.” People above you on the org chart can do things that rain all over your team unless you become the umbrella. As much as you can, keep them safe and dry when it rains above  »  Read More

Boss, are You the Cause of Stress?

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Cliff was a hulking bear of a man who was a senior executive in my first and only corporate employer. He was known for loud, abusive rages that would leave him trembling with anger with a red face and a vein standing out on the side of his neck. Once, when he was reaching the end of one of his tirades, another executive in  »  Read More

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