Category Archive: Managing

10 Ways to Deal with Distracting Teammates

I wrote a post about standing out. Fitting in makes you irrelevant. Doug responded by leaving a comment explaining a team member who stands out in a disruptive way. Doug wrote, “The problem now… Continue reading

Meetings and the 5 Sources of Organizational Energy

The purpose of meetings is to energize small wins. 5 sources of organizational energy that connect to meetings: Progress. Nothing fuels energy more than moving the ball down the field. Contributing to a… Continue reading

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