Take your car in for a tune-up and an alignment is often part of that process. Left unchecked, your car may pull slightly right or left. You can easily course correct, but if you didn’t you could soon be going in the very wrong direction. In the office, tune-ups look more like performance appraisals, reviews,
This time of year, and, it seems, every other time in the life of a leader, finding the time to plan can be difficult. Finding that elusive large block of time to be both creative and thoughtful, introspective and forward thinking, always takes a lesser priority to whatever is screaming for attention at present. But,
Being married to a French man, and given French is not my native language (nor English his), it is safe to say there are times when what we’re trying to communicate gets lost in the translation. In leadership something similar happens. When newly promoted and trying to transition from staff to supervisor, buddy to boss,
If you’ve been a leader for more than a minute, you know what happens during the holiday season. People are distracted and forget to keep working. Parties happen, and people forget their senses. Tips, gifts, and bonuses come into question. Orders and meetings get moved to January. Yet, the leader is still measured on results,
Now that’s a mouthful, but every leader has had the moment when a stutter or stammer was all they could offer in the face of an employee oversharing personal problems at the office. We’ve all got problems and we all make choices as to how to handle our personal life matters. Some handle them better
There was a time when managers would state that being paid is enough motivation. A far less prevalent way of thinking these days, the mentality does still exist in some industries and with some leaders. It’s a shame, because unless I’m missing something there is no line item on an employee’s paycheck that states loyalty.