Recognizing Employees As a Means to Reverse Employee Apathy

July 10, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Many managers yearn to keep their team members satisfied on the job and this task is even more difficult when employees experience employee apathy. Employee apathy is a multidimensional concept that encompasses how individuals feel about their assigned tasks, projects, peers and the company in (read on...)



Revisiting the Art of Delegation

July 10, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Early in my career, I was given the opportunity to manage a relatively small group of highly independent and talented software engineers. Prior to moving into management I was a software engineer myself and most of the engineers I managed were my peers before I became their manager. My transition (read on...)

Allowing For Failure

July 10, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Over the years as a manager, I have found that most people do not like to make mistakes or fail. Mistakes are inevitable; consequently, many people spend much of their time feeling down and subconsciously ridiculing themselves when they make mistakes. In regular, one-on-one meetings with members (read on...)

UnCommon Leadership – Intentionality

July 3, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

When you hear the words UnCommon Leadership, what comes to mind? Most of the time when we ask that question, people turn their mind’s eye toward someone who has stood out for them as a leader. These leaders have been “uncommon” in their approach through a variety of ways. (read on...)

UnCommon Leadership – Encouragement Fuels Performance

June 29, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Last year I went out for a walk/run and realized that a local Marathon/Half Marathon was under way literally a stone’s throw from our condo. As soon as I started, I found myself going the opposite direction of the runners in the race, but on the exact same route. I then had flashbacks of (read on...)

Bringing Leadership Into Focus Through The Lens Of Neuroscience

June 29, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

What makes great leadership? Why do some leaders soar and command the respect of colleagues and peers alike, while others blow their chances and make the national news headlines for their blunders? That’s a question that’s been challenging business for ages and new findings from (read on...)

What Happens When The Executive Team Gets Stuck?

June 29, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

It’s fascinating to try and work out what the difference is between top teams that simply do okay and those that are outstanding. For the Chief Executive who may be trying to work out why the team is somewhere in between, look at how you behave yourself when the team gets hopelessly stuck (read on...)

Keep Your Team Focused On The Future With A No Self-Justification Ground Rule

June 29, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

If you ever find that your Executive Team has become "stuck," it’s usually down to a small number of topics. One or two Directors may be holding onto some type of "baggage" from the past that somehow is taking their mind off the business future. This kind of topic can be (read on...)

How Neuroscience Can Help You Understand Your Boss

June 29, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Next time your boss presses one of your “hot buttons”, before you react maybe you should wonder whether he or she is doing it on purpose. Do they know something about you that they are using to provoke a desired reaction? This could be a case of neuroscience at play – in the (read on...)

Getting More From Fewer People – 5 Things Companies Should Be Doing NOW!

June 29, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Let’s face it, the US economy is still struggling. Some of this is due to politics, some of it is due to other nations having their own economic problems and, because we live in a world that is now interdependent, the US is affected, and some is due to how Corporate America itself is (read on...)

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