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November 30, 2014

Do you want to be part of a team?

People say teams are great; people get more done and it's better to work in a team than on your own. Why? What is so special about a group of people that makes them into a team? Take a minute and reflect on what, from your perspective, changes a group into a team. At work,

November 23, 2014

When fair collides with consistent

A manager's dilemma... Consistency means treating all employees equally. Consistency requires adherence to a standard. Fairness means treating each employee appropriately, and individually, based on the circumstances of that employee. Fairness requires the application of good judgement, perhaps at the expense of consistency. Think back to a time you were treated unfairly in order to

November 16, 2014

Seek first to understand, then to be understood

Habit #5 in the famous book 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People' by Stephen R Covey is... "Seek first to understand, then to be understood" Most people listen with the intent to reply; that is, they are intent on their own inner dialogue which is assembling a response while they nod and smile on

November 10, 2014

It wasn’t me, honest! Not my fault!

We make decisions all the time. As managers we are paid to make them, and sometimes we will make bad decisions... errors. But as jazz legend Miles Davis once said, if you hit a sour note, it's the next note that makes it good or bad. Make the best of a bad situation, and turn

November 2, 2014

Some meetings are worth having, but which ones?

"Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything." John Kenneth Galbraith "People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything." Thomas Sowell "Where minutes are taken and hours are wasted." Anon What do you think of meetings? Perhaps they are a necessary evil until we get good at telepathy? But even