Archive | October, 2017

Overcoming the Tendency to Micromanage

Micromanagement. The word creates emotion in most anyone who has ever worked a day in their life. Most have been micromanaged, and none liked it. Few call themselves micromanagers, and even fewer want to do it; yet they often don’t realize when they are doing it. If we have all experienced it, it must be […]

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5 Top Leadership Articles for the Week of October 9, 2017

Each week I read leadership articles from various online resources and share them across social media. Here are the five leadership articles readers found most valuable last week. Click on the title of the article to read the full text. I have added my comment about each article and would like to hear what you […]

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10 Questions Managers Should Ask When Their Team Won’t Listen

One of the most challenging management experiences you’ll encounter is when it feels like your team won’t listen. You share your vision of the future, what the team’s capable of achieving…and are met with shrugs and silent stares. You share a new process to improve results…and everyone keeps on doing what they’ve always done. You […]

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Why Make Managers A Strategic Priority?

Guest post from Larry Sternberg and Kim Turnage: What would your organization be like if every employee had a great manager? What would happen to productivity, quality, morale and customer satisfaction? In every organization, managers are a key leverage point to drive higher performance and better business results. Managers maintain service and quality standards and ensure […]

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What Shape Are You? – Remarkable TV

In the early 1990’s, David Guest identified a model called the T-shaped individual. This was developed to identify the type of person that leaders and managers want to have working for them. Today we’ll go over this model and more importantly, what it means to us and how it can make us better leaders. Tweet […]

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Five Ways Managers Screw Up MBWA

No matter what level leader you are, if you want to really make an impact on your team, get out of your office. Walk around. Connect with the human beings you’re supporting, and their customers. Listen to them. Act on what you hear. Explain the “why” behind “what” you’re asking them to do. Ask deeper […]

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