Things Managers Should Know Posts
Managers: Instead Of Giving Employees Feedback, Try Feedforward InsteadRightly or wrongly, feedback is associated with judgment. The intent of this article is not to imply that leaders should never give feedback or that performance appraisals should be abandoned. The intent is to show how feedforward can often be preferable to feedback in day-to-day interactions.
4 Ways to Manage through Turbulent TimesIn 1980, Peter Drucker wrote a cutting-edge book called Managing in Turbulent Times. Today, turbulent times are the norm, so we might as well get used to them and get better at dealing with them.
You’re Only as Good as Your Team!There is a big difference between achievers and leaders. For the great achiever, the focus is all about “me” and reaching individual goals.
Every Leader Has to Start Somewhere!Every leader has to start somewhere. This is just the fact of the matter. And, another fact? Not every leader, even some of the greatest leaders of our time, start off with flying colors. Take my good friend Alan Mulally, former CEO of Ford. Alan is a true example of the phrase, “every leader has to start somewhere.” He didn’t start out as a great leader; he became a great leader.
6 Triggers that Can Make or Break Your Success As a LeaderThis would mean that instead of blocking us from our goals, the environment would propel us toward them. Sounds ideal, doesn’t it? It also sounds far-fetched. It’s not. To achieve “control” of the environment so it triggers our most desired behavior, we must first clarify the term trigger.
Leadership Is A Contact Sport: An 8-Step Leadership Development Model for SuccessI’ve developed a leadership development model that has now proven to work with thousands and thousands of people. This model is just eight steps, starting with asking yourself this one question.