This is the second in a three-part series about the time management problem, which I see as a problem finding time to do important work - work that moves the organization and its people forward. I’m not interested in the same recycled advice, instead I want to focus on … [Read more...] about How Do We Build Organizations That Support Important Work?
Over time, I’ve come to realize that the "time management" problem is actually much more complex than we let on. Its very simple to blame the individual but as leaders in organizations we need to recognize that "time management" is more than just an individual problem. The … [Read more...] about Not Another Time Management Post
At very high altitudes mountain climbers can suffer terrible side effects from the lack of oxygen in the air. This lack of oxygen causes hypoxia which leads to headaches, flawed judgement, confusion and eventually hallucinations. I think something similar happens as people move … [Read more...] about High Altitude Leadership
That’s right. Once a week I meet with every single person on my team. Sometimes our meetings are 15 minutes, other times a half hour. I even ask them to complete a weekly form before our meeting. I adapted it from Cy Wakeman’s Reality Based Leadership book and it covers some … [Read more...] about Why I Meet Once A Week With My Team
Ten quick tips on how to be the great manager your employees want: 1. Ask their opinion But only do this if you actually care. And do not shut down their ideas with laughter or bad body language. You may say "great idea" but your body language or laughter, says something … [Read more...] about Ten Simple Ways To Be A Great Manager