Entries tagged "Management"

In my almost sixty years of life I've learned a thing or two about leadership. I've seen strong leaders and weak managers, I've been a strong leader and a crappy boss. I've learned from the good and the bad. I've learned:  Leadership Scales... management fails Leadership empowers... management prods Leaders don't need to be Read More

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I've resisted it. Made fun of it. Pictured in my mind the 30 year old geeks, living in their mom's basement, playing with the action figures as they watched their cherished Game of Thrones. And then.... it happened. My lovely wife, dumped me for two weeks while she took her Read More

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Leaders Lead. They don’t abdicate their responsibility. They don’t share their power. They solicit input. They allow debate. Leaders don’t share their crown. They lead. They act. They encourage debate. They allow discussion... pre-decision discourse. They decide and then demand and expect buy-in. Debate over. Everyone rowing in the same direction and only one Captain. Only one Read More

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Internal Business Meetings Suck. They’re boring. They take a long time. They’re not fun. Nothing gets done. If you feel that way you’re doing it wrong.  Some tips for better meetings. Promptness - Close the door and start on time. Do something fun, share something interesting, make the beginning of the meeting Read More

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In my day, when men were men and women were women and television had 9 black and white channels, we had a profession called salesperson. It was an honored and revered profession. There were training programs for sales people. There were watering holes where sales people gathered to share tales Read More

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I was speaking with one of my favorite founders the other day and she was feeling frustrated about the performance of her team on a few items she believed were key. As she spoke a word kept popping up in my mind and that word was ACCOUNTABILITY. After a while, Read More

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The Board represents the shareholder and it is their job to govern.  The CEO represents and is management, tis his or her job to manage the business...AND to keep the board informed and aware at all times as the business progresses. But how to do so is the rub. First and Read More

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The other day, Ken Blanchard (well not Ken Blanchard because he’s a corporation and probably personally can’t spell tweet) tweeted out: “It’s Not Personal, It’s Just Business”—Where Do You Stand? http://t.co/ikTuLOlLU8 — Ken Blanchard (@kenblanchard) October 21, 2013 I read the blog and it got me thinking (I know, I know, that's like Read More

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