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...)



Managing Leaders: How to Deal With Dysfunctional Team Members

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

I was recently in conversation with a friend who is in the midst of some conflict within their management position. In order to better manage this conflict they’ve chosen to bring someone in to serve in a coaching/consultant capacity. This friend shared the frustration they experienced as (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...)

Why Business Plans Are BS For Business Owners

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

Once upon a time… Sam was worried about his electrical supply business, and rightly so. The initial burst of growth over the first three years of the business had halted in the fourth year and in the fifth his sales and profitability were now going backwards. Fast. Sam urgently needed more (read on...)

Prevent Hardening of the Attitudes With Humor

July 4, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Laughter is the salt of personality. Its presence is an evidence of good nature, of the appreciation of the real values of life and a lack of tenseness. It is the most effective means of easing a difficult situation. — George Gow It is generally agreed that good sense — and a good (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...)

Extreme Time Management

June 30, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

I had an opportunity to visit with a close friend who let me sit in and learn his revolutionary time management philosophy. Although the methods are a bit extreme, there is no doubting the results. Below are my notes from my time spent with Capital Supply at their regional conference in Orlando (read on...)

Certifications Made to Order

June 30, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Occasionally I attend business meetings to check with business owners, business happenings, and trends. I would love to travel and check wider area business events, but my wallet usually gets heavy and keeps me anchored to my seat. A manufacturing meeting panel I attended recently included a (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...)

Page 1 of 12212345...Last »