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July 27, 2014

Measure yourself by your worst employee

Many managers use their top performers as a measure of how successful they are as managers. However, while you may have hired a top performer or grown them into that role, that success is more likely to be a result of their drive and ability rather than anything that you did. Instead, you should measure

July 19, 2014

What does ‘servant-hearted’ mean?

According to various workplace gurus (including Jim Collins and the research team behind the landmark business book Good to Great, as well as recent studies published in the Academy of Management Journal and Organization Science), humility is a critically important leadership trait. Leaders who are truly ...servant-hearted ...able to put others and the organization first

July 18, 2014

What improvisation offers to leaders

Leadership and improvisational comedy are a curious mix. Yet they are increasingly found together, as leaders of the most creative and dynamic Silicon Valley companies – think Google, Pixar, Twitter – grow up with improv shows and classes as standard in their cultural and educational landscape. So, how does improvisation help one be a better,

July 13, 2014

Love your job?

You know that there is a relationship between how much people love their job and how well they perform. That's not a mystery. But there is a twist that you need to know about in order to manage yourself and others: 1. Some people need to feel good about their job before they can get

July 7, 2014

Stop working while I am interrupting!

When do you get most done at work? Many people say either very early, or very late, or at home. In fact, any time there are less interruptions. We all know how long it can take to get back into a complex task after an interruption. It is never just the five minutes of actual