There is a classic struggle that plagues the leaders in a business. Working on the business versus working in the business.
It is part of American culture to view the world through a short term lens. The US is a primary shaper of business practices, it is, therefore, natural that the business world has taken this as the natural right answer. What are my concerns? Let’s review them.
Vacations are important. They accrue such an amazing series of benefits.
While there are many aspects of problem solving that must be mastered, thoroughly defining the problem to be solved is essential.
How should you treat internal candidates in your hiring process? Find out by clicking through to my newest article.
If you have an employee that is underperforming, you must act to ensure that things turn around. You cannot afford poor performance on your team no matter how good things are going otherwise. See my best practices.
Click here for all of my articles on avoiding crappy meetings in one place.
Use these techniques to increase your odds of success in filling your team full of star performers.
Developing each and every one of the stakeholders around you is crucial to every organization. Find out my best practices.
Every business, and every manager, should strive to employ only three types of employees. Find out what types.
Learn a simple technique to invest in better mental health during a setback.
It is an axiom of leadership that you are what you tolerate. That bad behavior that you tolerate; that becomes the perception of you with your employees, colleagues and the marketplace.
Sometimes, I think we miss the simple genius of how organizations are built for greatest success. The building blocks could be viewed as a) policies, processes, procedures and work instructions, b) recruiting and retaining the best people possible and c) architecting and creating a world class culture. Let’s take a look at how they interoperate.
Doing what is defendable versus what is right. I feel like I see this everywhere these days. Learn why I think it is time to change it.
“Should we do this or that?” That is often the start of a journey down a dangerous path. Why? Because it ignores the many other possible paths. Find out how to increase your chances of decision making success.
It is important for everyone in a functioning society to seek out the best information / facts possible. See my recommendations on how to go about doing that.
Meetings are only boring if they make no progress toward a shared vision and/or contain no tension. Find out how to make the interesting by clicking through.
If you are going to be in a meeting, decide to make it worth your while. It is the ultimate demonstration of respect to your colleagues when you take your attendance seriously. Click to see how.
It used to be considered good enough to run a business to increase the value for shareholders.However, I am with the proponents of Conscious Capitalism. Read the full article to see why.
There is nothing more valuable to your long term success than prioritizing the right things do every day. The primary weapon in that fight is a prioritized daily task list. Learn how to create one by clicking through to this latest post.
An agenda is your most powerful weapon in your fight against poor meetings. Click through to find out how to create and use one in this latest article.
In an organization of any size, it is critical to implement a culture of accountability? Here is how I would suggest going about doing that.
Unfortunately, many of us purposely make our video conferences worse than it has to be by consistently turning our cameras off. Click the link to learn what I suggest we do about it.
Review the guidelines for when to hold a meeting and cancel or decline any that don’t fit. Free yourself of crappy meetings!
What time frame is right? Find out in the latest article on Sapiens Society.
Core Problem- We invite too many people to a meeting or miss key members that must be present for a quorum.
Take your decision making to another level!
Does your boss give you feedback this effective? Do you give effective feedback? Here’s the right way to do it.
On a recent Akimbo podcast, Seth Godin said, “Choose to engage with the work that you are going to do.” That is as opposed to the usual advice… “Find, and then follow, your passion.”
It is far better advice. Consistent with the way that I have always seen the method for finding fulfillment in your work.
Effective delegation is key to organizational success. However, it is frequently rendered ineffective, when it isn’t done abundantly enough or when missing a key step.
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