I like strong leaders. I may not always agree with them, but I do admire them. They get things done and they stand out. Strong leaders make their mark, leave an imprint, change the way things are done or considered.
So, you have choices to make when it comes to building power lines. The process of delegation is not complicated, but it is complex. There is the mixture of opinions and attitudes that must be appraised and evaluated. You need [...]
Extend your reach, Multiply your effectiveness, Divide your work.
The principle of multiplication does not end at the first level, or perhaps I should say it [...]
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A considerate reader emailed to say he wanted to sign up for the newsletter but the captcha was invisible.
I have two sign up forms – one for the newsletter and another for [...]
Twenty six! Twenty six employees came…and went.
They didn’t quit. I let them go. Most quietly, some not so. But they left. Eventually and over time I hired, fired, gleaned and screened until I assembled a crew that could [...]
There is a story about a man in Chicago who was rather wealthy and interested in boats. His interest was in more than bass boats. He was interested in large boats, ocean-going blue water yachts and had the money to [...]
The public is hungry for the newest and greatest. Advertisers know this and are quite good at hyping the new and improved features of products. The public will shake loose money if they think there’s a new wrinkle in something [...]
Motivation cannot be readily created by a single, isolated act. Motivation can be unlocked, channeled, and maintained, but you cannot create motivation that endures from a pep talk, a monthly award, or a company newsletter.
People are motivated or [...]
I will be joining my wife and my son, both of them accomplished speakers and writers, for a one day symposium on Saturday, March 2, 2o13, at the Thunderbird Global Center of Management in Glendale, Arizona. Please check out the [...]
Every person is a blend of attitudes, opinions, gifts, and experiences. There are open people who will readily reveal things about themselves. Others who are more closed would not tell someone very near them. Some are quite direct and to [...]
Four Reasons Why We Work Alone.
We have an intuitive understanding of our ultimate objectives and the things that need to be done in order to [...]
When your circle of concern is greater than your circle of ability.
A major big box home improvement store recently changed the incentives program they use to compensate their sales staff. In the not-too-distant past, salesmen were given bi-weekly (that’s when the paychecks were issued) commissions and bonuses based on personal sales. [...]
Effective leaders understand both causes and their effects and are capable of dealing with both. In an earlier post I used a story of a manager at Disneyland who encountered a late night situation with tired horses [...]
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