Makarios Consulting Blog

Letting Go of Legacy Tasks

“Imagine that you have delegated literally everything you are responsible for. You’ve given it all to other people in the organization and have a blank slate before you. You now have the opportunity to take back or add one specific responsibility – this is where you will concentrate your time and effort. You want to … Continue reading Letting Go of Legacy Tasks

Performance Management During COVID-19

COVID-19 has upended the way we do business. A remote workforce, virtual meetings, video conferencing, and the like are the new normal. If you are a leader used to managing your people in person, you might find yourself at loose ends asking, “How do I manage people I am not physically with? How do I … Continue reading Performance Management During COVID-19

Just Pick a Lane … You Don’t Have to Stay in It

You and your leadership team are facing a decision, so you gather a wealth of data – and then you gather some more. You have thoughtful and intelligent conversations about the issue in meeting after meeting. You analyze it from every angle, with each member of the team contributing the benefit of their experience, their … Continue reading Just Pick a Lane … You Don’t Have to Stay in It

Walking the Talk about Becoming a Collaborative Leader

John C. Maxwell, the prominent leadership speaker and author, said famously, “Your talk talks and your walk talks, but your walk talks louder than your talk talks.” Today, we want to shine the spotlight on one place in business where this truth can result in severe losses: namely, when a “benevolent dictator” talks about becoming … Continue reading Walking the Talk about Becoming a Collaborative Leader

Authenticity in the Midst of Crisis

In a crisis, what does your team want from you as a leader? What do they consider essential if they are going to follow you? We can put it in one word – Authenticity. We have had countless discussions during the recent tumultuous months where team members have told us one thing: they literally ache … Continue reading Authenticity in the Midst of Crisis

Yes, You Should Be Keeping Score

We have never yet come across a leadership team that said, “We don’t want good information. We don’t need to track metrics to succeed as a business.” But we have worked with many leadership teams that acknowledged, “We don’t know what metrics to track to get meaningful insights so that we can make strategic, timely … Continue reading Yes, You Should Be Keeping Score