Category Archive: Managing

Everything You Need to Know About Time Management

Everything you need to know about time management is captured in three words. Eliminate – stop unnecessary or low priority tasks. Prioritize. Delegate – put stuff on someone else’s plate. Accelerate – improve… Continue reading

How to Cut Your Losses and Move On

Trajectory predicts the future. Minimize the negative impact of laggards by managing them up or out. Give employees on the rise freedom, opportunity, authority, and position. Experience suggests you have, on average, a… Continue reading

How to Eliminate Performance Reviews

Traditional performance reviews are like the Easter Bunny. They don’t really deliver. I wish a Fairy would sprinkle fairy dust over every organization and eliminate this fraudulent waste of time, energy, and resources. Distraction:… Continue reading

How to Get Projects Back on Track Fast

People are the main reason projects fail. Getting projects back on track is first about people, then about circumstances. 5 people-reasons projects fail: Confusion regarding purpose. Why is this project important? Lack of… Continue reading

16 Ways to Help Less

Help done poorly creates dependency. But, help withheld seems disconnected or cold. Leaders who say, “How can I help,” connect, change attitudes, and move agendas forward. But, help that weakens teams hurts organizations.… Continue reading

Promoted Now What

Self-doubt is a gift in small doses; in large doses devastating. Fear paralyzes new managers and makes them look foolish. Face doubt with courage. Doubt, used well, opens the mind. Courage and open minds:… Continue reading