Tag Archives: Management

What To Do if Your New Boss Is Horrible

7-25 Horrible Boss

We recently had a conversation with a client who was feeling disheartened at work. He had a long history with his organization and had, for many years, loved working there. He was invested in their mission and wanted to contribute to business success. He had a great deal of respect for the leadership team and [...]

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Your Role as the Conductor

7-14 Your Role as the Conductor

A client was describing the fact that he was struggling to get out of the weeds of the day-to-day. He knew that he needed to be more strategic in his thinking and actions, but instead found himself pulled into doing the work that his team was assigned to do.   To succeed in his job, [...]

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3 Simple Steps to Effective Delegation

7-7 Effective Delegation

The following is a post that we shared several years ago. We’ve had several clients ask us to run it again as a reminder of the steps to delegate effectively so that they can share it with their colleagues and staff. As coaches and consultants, we find that many people regularly struggle with delegation, and [...]

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Your Dream Team

7-6 The Dream Team

One of the biggest frustrations we hear from people in leadership is that they have to be available to their teams “all the time” to answer questions and solve problems. They say that they read about dream teams that know how to move forward in the face of challenges but their team just doesn’t get [...]

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Take Time to Think

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We have the privilege of working with leaders in a wide range of businesses – for profit and non-profit, large and small, service companies and product driven – and one of the major changes we’re seeing in all of them is that leaders are running hard and fast, going from one thing to the next, [...]

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Batsh!t Crazy

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Two weeks ago we did a post on losing a great boss. We were touched by some of the stories we heard from you in response. It’s clear that it’s an incredible gift to have the opportunity to work with a great boss. Some of the ways you described their impact included increasing your self-esteem, [...]

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3 Key Steps to a Great 1:1

In many companies, managers meet regularly with their team members in what is called a 1:1. Over time, these meetings become the norm; it’s on the calendar and the meetings happen, but many managers report that they don’t really know how to structure those meetings so that they’re helpful for them, as the manager, and [...]

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Losing a Great Boss

We regularly hear people talking about their work and what they like about it, where they struggle, and what they wish could be different. And, there is a consistent theme for those people who really love their jobs – they have a great boss. One of the things many of us in the working world [...]

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