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Leadership from Zero to 30,000 Feet

You’ve likely seen news stories of violence in the skies as passengers become unruly, enraged, and abusive. Well, I (Tim) was on a flight at the end of August that had all the makings of major passenger disgruntlement, to put it mildly. But because of the great leadership of our captain, the flight didn’t make… Continue reading Leadership from Zero to 30,000 Feet

Listen Up and Be Present

BOSS AT STAFF MEETING:  Do you have anything positive to add to this meeting?   ME:  Yeah, I just realized I can sleep with my eyes open.   Meetings – the unproductivity of them – are the butt of many office jokes. Nothing gets done, no one has anything to say, they are a time-waster.… Continue reading Listen Up and Be Present

Assume Nothing: Start Talking!

Assumption (noun): a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof –Oxford Dictionary Every day we make assumptions in life. About someone’s intentions. About what we think people expect. And we’re usually wrong. In the workplace, making assumptions instead of clearly communicating often causes unnecessary strife and resentment among colleagues.… Continue reading Assume Nothing: Start Talking!

The Big Talk: When All Else Fails

You’ve tried to set boundaries. You’ve proposed potential solutions and workarounds. But the Micromanager is still, well, micromanaging. Before you write that resignation letter or – we don’t recommend this – quit on the spot, we suggest you try a few additional options. Every situation is different. Maybe you’re in your dream company in a… Continue reading The Big Talk: When All Else Fails

Manage the Micromanager: The Art of Managing ‘Up’

Micromanagers are the worst. Don’t take our word for it: 60% of employees surveyed in the 2017 State of the American Workplace report said they can’t do their job because their boss is too busy doing it for them. This according to a recent Forbes article written by Navalent Managing Partner Ron Carucci on how… Continue reading Manage the Micromanager: The Art of Managing ‘Up’

Micromanaging: It’s Holding You Back

Ask yourself this question: as a leader, are you involved or are you essential to what’s going on in your company? Simply put, effective leaders have made the decision to delegate effectively and let go of the excuses as to why they need to stay involved in the tactical tasks. In a recent Harvard Business… Continue reading Micromanaging: It’s Holding You Back