Makarios Consulting Blog

Forget Your IQ … What Is Your EQ?

Based on years of conducting 360-degree assessments of the leaders we coach, we have identified several recurring trends. On the plus side, the appraisals usually show that the leaders have strong technical abilities, strategic thinking skills, and business acumen. No problems there. However, these same leaders are frequently leaving trails of wreckage behind them because … Continue reading Forget Your IQ … What Is Your EQ?

Burning the Candle at Both Ends Is a Bad Way to Start the New Year

We are one month into the new year … yet many leaders are already feeling the drain of burnout. And no, COVID-19 is not to blame. It may be exacerbating matters, but the root cause has nothing to do with the pandemic. Rather, the source of burnout is the fact that these leaders are essentially … Continue reading Burning the Candle at Both Ends Is a Bad Way to Start the New Year

Happy (Disruptive) New Year!

In the normal course of business, you need to respond to changes in technology, the marketplace, the economy, and more. But 2020 was not a normal year … and 2021 is not going to be normal, either. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the rate of change has been dramatically accelerated – and your response to … Continue reading Happy (Disruptive) New Year!

Revitalize Your Vision for 2021

As we stand on the cusp of a new year, it is a perfect time for a refresher on company vision: how to establish it, how to get people to align around it, and how to execute it. Establishing a Vision Establishing a vision for your business is the first step in developing a solid … Continue reading Revitalize Your Vision for 2021

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