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

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

Trust: The Foundation of High-performing Teams

In our first blog in this series, we shared our “top ten” list of characteristics that define high-performing teams. Now, it’s time to get down to business and talk about each of those characteristics in greater depth so you can take action to improve your team’s performance. We start with the foundation that all the … Continue reading Trust: The Foundation of High-performing Teams

Go to the Danger Zone

The scene is the conference room. The actors are the leadership team members of the business. You are there, sitting at the table. You have hard problems to solve – perhaps customer-related, perhaps product-oriented, perhaps financial, perhaps strategic. You have a decision to face: will you tackle the really tough problems that are facing you? … Continue reading Go to the Danger Zone