“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!
“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
Keep in mind, managing organizational performance has two masters. Continue reading The Difficulty of Managing Mediocrity
It’s not uncommon anymore to find attendees lugging a tablet or laptop to meetings to “take notes”. Continue reading Trade 30 Minutes for Undivided Attention?
you must ask yourself and others: am I adhering to these guidelines? Most assuredly your staff and peers will know whether you are or are not. Continue reading Are You Naked And Don’t Know It?
“Suddenly, in the middle of a presentation, I would experience a panic attack. I was unable to continue, my heart racing and unable to catch my breath.” Continue reading The Fear of The Fear of Public Speaking