How to Avoid Being a Horrible Boss: The Micromanager Edition

How to Avoid Being a Horrible Boss: The Micromanager Edition

Do you have to know what everyone is doing, every minute of the day? Do you worry that people are slacking off when you’re not watching them? Do you demand updates daily or even hourly? Bad news… you might be a micromanager. In this video, learn how to get...
Prioritization Using the Eisenhower Grid

Prioritization Using the Eisenhower Grid

Prioritization is the act of ranking projects and tasks according to their importance and level of urgency.  There are always multiple factors that affect how you prioritize a task or a project.  You might give higher priority to an item because a key customer asked...
Are you a horrible boss?

Are you a horrible boss?

In this video I talk about the five kinds of horrible bosses, and what makes ordinarily smart, nice people turn into terrible...
What Makes a Great Manager?

What Makes a Great Manager?

What words come to mind when we think about what managers do? Crack open a thesaurus and we find a range of synonyms from ‘director’ to ‘zookeeper’. The dictionary uses words like ‘control’ and ‘administer’. Ask an employee, and you’ll likely get an eye roll along...
What To Do When Collaboration Breaks Down on Your Team

What To Do When Collaboration Breaks Down on Your Team

This is what teamwork and collaboration looks like at its best:   Here are three signs that collaboration has broken down on your team: You have a recurring meeting and the agenda items haven’t changed in over a month You propose a ridiculous idea as a joke and...