Category Archives: Leadership

Becoming an effective manager

Many successful people get promoted into management and quickly find the pressure to be higher than anything they felt in the past. As an individual contributor, it is much easier to control the outcomes of your work. It may not seem like that at times, but you have a lot more control than when you …

9 Extraordinary Techniques to Kick Procrastination in the A$$

Procrastination is one of the biggest killers of productivity. In all of our lives, we have to deal with this simple fact, that we do procrastinate from time to time and we have to at least reduce the amount of time procrastinating if we ever want to achieve our goals. However, in order to stop …

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 …

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 …

Is your leadership team a Problem?

Leadership team dysfunction occurs frequently. It’s almost everywhere. The climate of an organization often starts in the leadership team’s meetings. If there’s a cordial and respectful tone in that environment, it will often carry through the day-to-day interactions. However, many such meetings do not have that tone. Consequently, they are rarely examples of how tight …

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