Category Archive: Managing

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

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