This is what teamwork and collaboration looks like at its best: This is what it looks like at it’s worst: Here are three signs you are stuck in a collaboration sheep cyclone: You have a recurring meeting and the agenda items haven’t changed in over a month You propose a ridiculous idea as a joke […]
Starting a new job with management responsibilities? It can be overwhelming. The good news is there are plenty of tools to help you be successful in your new management role. Here are a few of my favorites: The Association for Talent Development – ATD (formerly ASTD) is an industry association for trainers, managers, and anyone […]
It took me a long time to read Give and Take although not for the reason you might think. While I did find that Adam Grant has a tendency to repeat himself from time to time, overall I found the book to be thought provoking. I often put it down to consider a point and […]
I’m a geek. I love my smartphone and my iPad, I’ve worked in IT for years, and I’m all about technology. So here’s a surprise – I hand write my daily task list. Every day. Why would I do that when there are so many great tech based tools out there to keep track of […]
Great insight on why working in the office and being interrupted all day makes no sense. Looking for more ideas on how to grow your management and leadership skills? Why not join the Survive Your Promotion group on LinkedIn? Share management and leadership resources, ask questions, make connections and help other emerging leaders!
In 2007 Best Buy implemented a Results Only Work Environment or ROWE. They took the bold step of allowing their employees to work when they wanted, where they wanted, and to measure only the results and not the time spent in the office. The result? 40% more productivity, and a 90% reduction in voluntary turnover. Is a ROWE for you?
If you haven’t seen the long version of this talk by Randy Pausch, it’s here. For those of you who are not familiar with the story, Randy was a professor at Carnegie Mellon who died of pancreatic cancer a few years ago. In his last year he gave an inspirational speech and wrote a book […]