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
We spend a lot of time talking about retaining our best people. Too many times though, we wait until our star gives us their resignation notice and then we try the worst tactic possible - the counter offer. Some managers scurry about trying to figure out how to get the … [Read more...] about It’s About The Heart – Why You Should Never Counter Offer
The annual appraisal, the culmination of the traditional Performance Management process, is broken, fundamentally flawed and completely irrelevant. The process of having a formal discussion with someone 2-3 times a year is laughable for a number of reasons: Feedback … [Read more...] about Getting Rid of Annual Appraisals Won’t Solve Your Performance Management Problem
Does the thought of issuing orders and having your loyal minions follow those orders without question make you jealous? Do you yearn for the “good old days” when people just did what they were told? There’s nothing wrong with that, if you are the Wizard of Oz or some other kind … [Read more...] about Where Leaders Go Wrong
Wizard of Oz Spoiler Alert! The Wizard of Oz is a mysterious and terrifying leader. Sitting atop his castle, he appears to his subjects as a frightening, disembodied head. Only after Dorothy and her motley crew visit, do we realize that the Wizard is actually just a short … [Read more...] about Are You The Man (or Woman) Behind The Curtain?