Blog 2017-02-06T14:18:58+00:00

Focus on First-Time Managers #3—Overcoming the Discomfort of Delivering Feedback

Cultivating the skills and confidence to navigate constructive (negative) and positive feedback discussions is a game changer for any manager. Unfortunately, most first-time managers have received little to no training for this important performance tool. The good news is that armed with an understanding of the building blocks of effective feedback discussions and ample practice, you can learn to master this important management skill.

April 25th, 2017|

Focus on First Time Managers #2—Avoid These 9 Mistakes

I can predict with near certainty the likely mistakes you will make as a first-time manager. While no one learns to manage or lead without making mistakes, these nine potentially dangerous missteps are easy to avoid with a bit of advance warning. Consider this your advance warning.

April 18th, 2017|

Leadership Caffeine™—Extraordinary or Mundane? Your Choice

There's no shortage of those in leadership roles who might reasonably be described as mundane. They focus on performance, but fail to inspire the pursuit of potential. That's too bad, because there's nothing secret or particularly difficult about pursuing extraordinary as a leader. Small changes in behaviors have the potential to yield big outcomes.

April 17th, 2017|

Learning to See Ambiguity as Opportunity (video)

We're taught from an early age in school what we need to do to earn the "A." Unfortunately, the real world isn't that structured, predictable, or kind. Learning to tolerate ambiguity and uncertainty in business is essential for survival. Learning to leverage these characteristics is essential for success.

April 7th, 2017|

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