The 7 Answers Leaders Need Before Being Promoted

The 7 Answers Leaders Need Before Being Promoted

There’s promoted and there’s prepared and there’s a real chance both don’t exist in the same new manager. So, before you say yes to a promotion or let an up-and-coming leader accept your promotion opportunity, make sure they have the answers to these questions. The questions seem easy, but they reveal the underpinnings of what… read more

Leader Lesson: Having a Younger Boss Doesn’t Have to be Awkward

Leader Lesson: Having a Younger Boss Doesn’t Have to be Awkward

Meg made an assumption that her boss was older than her by at least five years, based primarily on the differences in their demeanors (the boss was generally more serious and alternated between saying “raise the roof” like a dad in a 1990s teen movie and “back in my day”) and her boss’s penchant for… read more

The Leaders Guide to Leading Multiple Generations with Zero Frustration

The Leaders Guide to Leading Multiple Generations with Zero Frustration

Every leader knows the team they lead is comprised of people who are different. There are personalities, backgrounds, and yes, generations to understand, motivate differently, and even discipline. The differences can be maddening, particularly if what you want is for them to just get on with it and do what you’ve asked of them. Add… read more

Why a Manager Should Say My Circus My Monkeys

Why a Manager Should Say My Circus My Monkeys

The t-shirt image still makes me giggle. It simply said Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys. That image along with the one of my VP of HR friend’s office covered with stuffed long armed monkeys intended to appear to be flying. When you’re in management, you don’t have the privilege of abandoning the circus you’ve… read more

Are We Talkin’ Transparent, Authentic, or Rude?

Are We Talkin’ Transparent, Authentic, or Rude?

There is regular confusion among these terms and what is authentic to one person can sound a bit strong to another. What appears to be a leader’s transparent message can come across to some as if he lost his filter. But, how does a leader know the difference? How does a leader dance the jagged… read more

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