Category Archive: Managing

Six Simple Questions Highly Successful Managers Keep Asking

The tragedy of poor management is lost potential and lack of fulfillment. Successful managers create environments where people make a difference for themselves and their organizations. Six simple questions all successful managers ask: #1. What… Continue reading

7 Ways Successful Managers Interrupt

Successful managers have bad manners, sometimes. You aren’t going far if you don’t learn how to interrupt people who talk too much. Managing isn’t therapy.   Interrupt: Successful managers have bad manners when… Continue reading

How to Become a Light in the Fog

I’ve heard managers complain, “These people just don’t get it.” Poor management is the reason people inside organizations are in the fog. Impose the job of creating clarity on yourself. Stop complaining about people who… Continue reading

Over-led and Under-managed

Last night I coached a successful leader who turned an organization around. Now he wonders if he’s the one to solve the problems success has created. Successful leadership creates management challenges. Successful management creates leadership challenges. You can’t manage… Continue reading

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