Every organization has an event that occurs every year, if not more frequently, that is out of the normal scope of daily business. Yet somehow managers are taken by surprise, even though it happens every year at the same time.
Last week, my blog post described preactive leadership. This week, read about someone who practiced preactive leadership… airline pilot Captain Chesley Sullenberger, aka Captain Sully, and what you can learn from him. You may recall the event that made Captain
Performance is the gift that keeps on giving. Leaders who learn the skill of giving quality performance feedback see higher productivity, fewer mistakes, and increased efficiencies. Whether I’m teaching leadership skills to first-time managers at a sand and gravel operation
Problem solving skills are highly valued in the workplace because every workplace has problems to solve. There is no shortage of problems to be solved, from small problems to big problems and everything in between. Many people are good at
Time management is one of those concepts that many leaders agree is important but fewer put into practice. One reason is that leaders are so busy being busy they don’t make time to think about what’s important. Maximum productivity is
The answer: expectations. The question: ‘How do I get people to do their job?’ This is the most common question I get at leadership development seminars. The answer is simple. Set clear job expectations and hold people accountable. A Gallup
We all know that good managers delegate tasks as a tool to grow and develop their team. And we all know that managers aren’t delegating enough (Gallo, 2012). We also know that focusing on the WIIFY (What’s In It For YOU)
During introductions at a recent professional development conference where I was the keynote speaker, one woman made it clear that she had to be there. It was evident by the sour look on her face that she wasn’t very happy