April 12, 2019

Mindset, skill set, practice and community.

When mindset, skillset, practice and community are combined, they are very powerful, just like Captain Planet (throw back to my childhood cartoons).

Employees are more empowered than ever before whether organizations are intend...

June 1, 2018

I was talking to an old client and friend this past week and they mentioned they were bad at delegation. And now they were in a position of management responsible for others which made it a little more painful and obvious.

Well there’s a fix to that and Nike knows it be...

May 4, 2018

To help others develop, start with yourself! When the boss acts like a little god and tells everyone else they need to improve, that behavior can be copied at every level of management. Every level then points out how the level below it needs to change. The end result:...

April 6, 2018

We might as well be married to our manager. People management skills are some of the least developed in organizations and the most important.

March 16, 2018

At first, it surprised me when I saw technical competence at the bottom of the list of the ranking of important skills of a manager at Google. Especially because it's Google, that's kind of what they do.   The other reason it surprised me is because I thought that the...

March 9, 2018

I've mentioned several times before that a huge part of our jobs as people managers is to inspire our people.   And what better way to do that than to paint a picture of a future that is better than today. That is essentially what setting vision is and we as leaders ha...