We Always Get, What We’ve Always Got

When I was a much younger man in one of my very first leadership positions, I received some terrific advice from a wise and trusted mentor. Read more »

Tapping Into Your Team’s Talent

By involving people in different aspects of the job makes it more interesting, makes for better team work, and helps with problem solving as it generates more than one solution. Read more »

5 Secrets to Getting Great Results From Your Team

This is a great start because, as anyone in business will tell you, you have to love what you are doing to be able to put in the energy and commitment needed... Read more »

Using Performance Objectives to Say ‘I Don’t Think You Are Ready for a Promotion Yet’

Have you experienced this tricky management situation; your employee wants to talk about promotion to the next level. You don't think they are ready. How can you tell them? Read more »

Managers, Do You Recognize When Coaching is Necessary? Here Are Eight Opportunities For Coaching

Coaching for skill development may be useful in any of the following situations, when training, developing and/or problem solving are needed: Read more »

Coaching Skills for Managers

You work with people and would love to know how you can help them be more productive, effective and efficient. You would also like to do that in a way that makes... Read more »

The Power of Feedback

Usually when feedback is discussed, it's about "how to give", "what to say" or "be consistent" - while this is all helpful advice (and necessary) Read more »

What to Do With the Marginal Employee?

With all the recent emphasis on identification and development of the superior performer, the literature has all but neglected an equally difficult and more troublesome Read more »

How to Be a Good Leader – Only Dead Fish Go With the Flow

I was in a seminar once, one of those get rich through real estate programs, where a speaker made the comment "blah... Only Dead Fish ... Read more »

Coaching Employees: Actions Come From the Way We Think

When we are coaching employees, we want to help them develop new skills, change behavior or see things from a different perspective. Read more »