…what was interesting is that sometimes I, as a manager, may send signals out to staff by mistake that could be read as one of the 23 listed… Continue reading Intermission – 23 Signs You’re About to be Fired (Time.com)
…Unless you’re the CEO, you will have someone managing you. And honestly, even the CEO has someone they must satisfy (stockholders, partners, etc.)… Continue reading The Unrivaled Leader : Part 10 – What To Do When Something Really Bad is About To Happen
“For some, being given a management position appears to endorse an inner feeling of superiority. “Hey, I’m something special and I must be doing all things perfectly for me to be given this position!” Continue reading The Unrivaled Leader : Part 8 – Hearing (and acting upon) Negative Feedback is Part of the Job
…”the worst is when someone emails you and then picks up the phone to discuss the email they just sent you. “Justifiable homicide” comes to mind…” Continue reading The Unrivaled Leader : Part 7 – Answering Email is Not Productivity!
“This is a problem all the way up the chain, and frankly I’ve found that while everyone complains about this, rarely does anyone do anything about it.” Continue reading The Unrivaled Leader : Part 6 – Stop Scheduling @!&#!** Meetings!
There are few things more painful in trying to drag out an interview where both parties are clear that this is not a good fit. Continue reading The Unrivaled Leader : Part 5 – How to Interview
“If you think no one on your staff will pick up on the fact that you are misleading them, either by commission or omission, need to reconsider your strategy.” Continue reading The Unrivaled Leader : Part 4 – Don’t Bullshit
“When receiving feedback, unless it becomes insulting or denigrating, just sit and listen. Shut up. Do not offer debate or contradiction. Let the person and give them your undivided attention.” Continue reading The Unrivaled Leader : Part 3 – How to TAKE Feedback
“Don’t make every interaction a coaching session. What you really want is your staff to coach you. ” Continue reading The Unrivaled Leader : Part 2 – How to Get Feedback
“In some organizations, senior management discussing performance with lowly staff is considered gauche and something that breaks the appearance of separation between executive management and staff” Continue reading The Unrivaled Leader : Part 1 – Seek Feedback