Monthly Archives: July 2011

Management ain’t magic, it’s learned

This is targeted more toward IT leaders and upper management, but one of the gravest sins you can commit as a leader is expecting that management and leadership skills exist naturally in everyone and will instantly flourish once you assign a new manager a cadre of direct reports. Most would laugh if I suggested taking …

Feeling a Culture Problem? Better fix it!

We’ve all felt culture misalignment, micromanagement, or new ideas struggling to take hold. And sure, there are times when the solution is really to cut your losses and move on to a healthier environment. But before you jump ship, here’s a bit of tough love: Have you considered that you might be part of the …

Why Fair Bosses Fall Behind

In management, fairness is a virtue. Numerous academic studies have shown that the most effective leaders are generally those who give employees a voice, treat them with dignity and consistency, and base decisions on accurate and complete information. But there’s a hidden cost to this behavior. It has been  found that although fair managers earn …

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