Monthly Archives: July 2010

How to handle an “arrogant genius” in your team?

Every manager has had to deal with a “difficult” employee at some point in his or her career. Obviously, every person is unique, and every employee needs and deserves unique treatment from the boss. However, there is one class of difficult employees that can truly damage an organization: the difficult genius. When I say “difficult,” …

What is Leadership?

Unless your job title is Chief Executive Officer, you’re going to spend the bulk of your time in classic management functions (planning, assuring quality, allocating resources). That means for most of your day you aren’t/can’t be doing the “leadership” stuff (declaring visions, inspiring others, making critical decisions…) that management gurus incessantly preach.When you do the …

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