Category Archive: Managing

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

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