Category: Leadership

Boss’s Tip of the Week: If you mess up, fess up and fix it

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When you’re the boss it’s easy to get away without having to go through the painful process of admitting you’re wrong. It’s easy to get by without fixing your mistakes. Resist those temptations. If you mess up, fess up. Part of being human is making mistakes. It’s also part of setting the  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Maintain your standards

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You need standards for work quality, timeliness, and cooperation. You need to communicate those standards. And you need to maintain them. It’s easy to make an exception for this and then an exception for that and another exception for something else. It seems like a good idea at the time. But if you do that too often  »  Read More

The Agincourt Technology Rules

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In 1346, an English army of 16,000 defeated more than 35,000 French at Crecy. Ten years later, 7,000 English defeated 20,000 French at Poitiers. And, in 1415, in a battle immortalized by Shakespeare, 6,000 English repeated the feat against 30,000 French at Agincourt. The English did not have better soldiers. And, at  »  Read More

The Bear Bryant Test

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Paul “Bear” Bryant was a legendary football coach. In 38 years of coaching, he only had a single losing season. In 25 years at the University of Alabama, he coached the Crimson Tide to 24 straight bowl appearances and six National Championships. He got the nickname “Bear” in his teens when he agreed  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Enable

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In the Industrial Age when bosses often knew as much or more about the work as the people doing it, control may have been the core of supervision. Today, you probably don’t know as much as the people on your team about the details of their work. If you haven’t done so already, shift from a control mindset to an  »  Read More

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