Category: Boss

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

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

5 Things You Can Do to Be a Better Boss

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When researchers reviewed studies of bosses’ success and failure, they found failure rates from 30 to 60 percent. There are lots of reasons for those sorry numbers. We don’t do a great job of selecting people for success as a boss. We barely train the ones we do select. But none of that matters to you. If  »  Read More

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