The Secret to High Impact Feedback

The Secret to High Impact Feedback

When was the last time you gave someone on your team some constructive criticism and they jumped for joy? Everyone loves to say that they like feedback, and that they want feedback because they know it’s the best way to learn. But when it comes right down to it,...

Row Row ROWE Your Team

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...
Introducing GRASP – A New Model for Goal Management

Introducing GRASP – A New Model for Goal Management

Update – Brett used this model as the foundation for a speech competition hosted by Toastmasters and won second place in the area finals – here’s the video!  Congratulations Brett – nice to see you make this your own and even nicer to see you...

The Simple Path to Leadership Bench Strength

We all know about helicopter parents – those nuts who start off doing their kids homework and end up filling out their job applications – but what about helicopter managers?  I don’t mean micro managers who follow their team members around breathing down their necks. ...
25 Tools Every Manager Should Know

25 Tools Every Manager Should Know

BOOKS The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People How to Win Friends and Influence People The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You The One Minute Manager The Five Dysfunctions of a Team The Trusted Advisor First, Break all the Rules:...

How to Interview – 4 Key Tips for Avoiding Bad Hires

Several years ago I managed a team of engineers at a consulting firm. To account for some substantial growth, we decided to add an additional person to my team. We did the usual recruiting – we posted the job, screened resumes and brought in a bunch of (we hoped)...