Category Archive: Managing

The State Trooper and I

A State Trooper pulled me over for speeding. It feels like yesterday. It was several years ago. I was on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. My speed was between 25 and 30 mph over the… Continue reading

7 Secrets to Getting Results Through Others

Brag about what you’ve helped others do, not what you’ve done. Managers who maximize talent, produce results through others. Talent that doesn’t produce remarkable results, reflects poor management. You’re in the way, if you… Continue reading

One Minute to Make a Difference

Big egos move slowly. They worry about protocol, image, and butt kissing. Humble managers deliver results and develop talent quickly. Successful management is about many brief encounters. One minute management: (What follows comes from,… Continue reading

In Praise of Incompetent Managers

Imagine you weren’t as competent as you believe. How would you treat your team? The problem is, you can do it “better” yourself. Do-it-yourself managers: Get things done. Want the job done right.… Continue reading

12 Ways Successful Leaders Find Energy

Success requires energy. No energy – no success. Passion is focused energy. No passion – no leadership. The most important thing you manage is your own energy. 7 energy drains: Self-importance. The false… Continue reading

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