A lesson learned on giving negative feedback

So as a consultant I have had the privilege of being in interim director roles for some of the organizations I work with. This allows me to reengage my managerial skills that I sp frequently preach to others in my training sessions I continuously say to managers I am...

Advice from Liz Wiseman

Have you read the book Multipliers: How The Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter by Liz Wiseman? If you’re a manager of people you should read it. One piece of advice Liz gives is to “make your mistakes known”. For many leaders this is a difficult thing to do. Many feel...

A Great Read for Managers!

If you have not read The Three Signs of a Miserable Job: A Fable for Managers (And Their Employees) by Patrick Lencioni you will want to order a copy today. I have to say, when I read it (in two sittings I might add), I *loved it*! In fact, I wish I was managing my...

Accountability is NOT a Four-Letter Word

I have learned from working on site with clients that the accountability I provide is critical to their success in the areas they have been working on with me. But I’m a consultant so I can’t stay forever (though many have asked me to just for this reason!) When I am...

Job Description First … Hire Second.

I have found that many managers know that they need another employee to help carry the load and have a good candidate in mind but neglect to create a job description and clearly define the roles they need the employee to play. This can feel free and relaxing at first...