How to Build Your Coaching Skills as a Manager

How to Build Your Coaching Skills as a Manager

George Carlin used to do a bit about the differences between football and baseball, making the case that football was the more serious game. Football is played on a precisely marked field which is always the same size. Every baseball park is different. Football is...
How to  Avoid Being a Horrible Boss: The Manipulator Edition

How to Avoid Being a Horrible Boss: The Manipulator Edition

Some horrible bosses are not scary like the angry manager, or disengaged like the invisible manager. They are engaged, but for all the wrong reasons. In this video I talk about a particular type of horrible boss: the manipulator. This is someone who is working their...
5 Questions to Ask on your First Day Managing a New Team

5 Questions to Ask on your First Day Managing a New Team

Taking over a new team is tough. When you come in the door as a manager, all eyes are on you, and what you do during the first few days and weeks will set the stage for how you are perceived, and how you relate to your new team members.  All that pressure, and you...
Tame Your To-Do List!

Tame Your To-Do List!

People everywhere are feeling the pinch of trying to balance an overwhelming amount of work at the office (virtual or actual), and a long list of priorities at home. This overload is multiplied by the constant flood of news and information from web sites, blogs, news...