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Don’t Tie Your Superstar’s Hands

What you’re about to read really happened. Honestly, you can’t make this stuff up. A global organization had a superstar as their head of marketing. She had created a powerhouse team of marketers, set clearly-defined goals and objectives, and was executing flawlessly. The team was putting out reams of thought leadership papers and getting great … Continue reading Don’t Tie Your Superstar’s Hands

It Takes Two Minutes to Stop the Rumor Mill

The rumor mill defies the laws of physics: it is the only place where nothing can create something. In particular, in the absence of solid information from leadership, the rumor mill will generate dozens of theories to answer employee questions. All those theories will have one thing in common: they will be negative. Take this … Continue reading It Takes Two Minutes to Stop the Rumor Mill

Leading Change, Part 5: When Your Employees Don’t Want to Change

Even when a change is good for your business, you will have some employees who believe that the change will negatively affect them. That belief makes managing the change a lot harder for you as a leader. To understand what your employees are going through and how to help them manage a change they perceive … Continue reading Leading Change, Part 5: When Your Employees Don’t Want to Change