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March 30, 2015

How to tackle poor performance

Whether we like it or not, we are judged on our performance, and if we are a manager, the performance of our team. "The true measure of the value of any business leader and manager is performance." Brian Tracy What is often forgotten is that a good performance needs two things: a good performer, and

March 22, 2015

What is the one thing you shouldn’t do today?

If you're like most people, you have a long to-do list. Some of it is urgent, and some of it is important. And almost certainly, there is at least one thing on your to-do list that does not actually need to be done... ever. Successful people take the time to reflect on what they should

March 16, 2015

Have you forgotten what it’s like?

Something I've noticed about managers is how completely some have forgotten what it's like to not be a manager. At least, you would think so looking at how they try and manage people. Can you remember? Think back... What annoyed you? What inspired you? What helped you? How did you like to be managed? What

March 8, 2015

Does this surprise you as well as the Dalai Lama?

When asked what surprises him most, the Dalai Lama replied: "Man surprises me most. He sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present. The result being that he does not live

March 1, 2015

Guy walks into a bar…

Guy walks into a bar. Bartender notices how sad he looks and asks, "You OK?" "I just lost my best friend," says the guy. "How'd it happen?" "I became his boss." (From an HBR blog by Bill Gentry) Have you been promoted to manage your friends? Or perhaps a friend of yours was promoted to