management

  • Manager and Leader – The mindset for success

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    How many managerial roles and mindsets can you think of off the top of your head? And how many of those can one person reasonably be expected to effectively fulfill? In a classic November 2003 Harvard Business Review article, “Manager’s Job: Folklore and Fact,” Mintzberg outlines 10 daily managerial roles that fall within three broad […]

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  • What does a Manager actually do?

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    “It has become popular to talk about us being over-managed and under-led. I believe we are now over-led and under-managed.” — Henry Mintzberg, Simply Managing: What Managers Do — and Can Do Better (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2013). I recently facilitated a senior leadership program for a technology company, where the participants got into a heated debate […]

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  • Five New Manager Mistakes to Avoid

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    You have just been promoted…. Congratulations! Effective leaders and managers are at the heart of every successful organization, however many companies operate a ‘sink or swim’ approach to leadership and management development and may not provide support during the critical transition.  Think about your last promotion or new role, how did you prepare yourself for […]

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  • Holding the Umbrella

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    Seth Godin strikes again with a great piece about taking your turn. He frames it around holding the umbrella. He’s not talking about holding the umbrella to keep dry – it’s holding the umbrella to keep the project moving, to help the team move forward, to help us all succeed. What if we all did […]

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  • The Beauty of Weeding

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    About a year ago I wrote a post about how to build a high performing team by pulling weeds . While it is hard work and can be frustrating at times, it is worth the effort. I’m pleased to report that I was right – last year’s efforts did in fact pay off this year. So do I […]

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  • Letting go is Hard to do – Why we don’t Delegate

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    I continually hear from managers and leaders who struggle to ‘let-go’, who don’t (or won’t) delegate and want to get better at delegating to their teams. It seems that this is a challenge across organizations and is a challenge no matter your level in the organization or the years of experience you bring to the […]

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  • What Does it Take to be a Successful Entrepreneur?

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    This post originally appeared on Morag’s LinkedIn Posts. Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? I recently stumbled across the Gallup Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinder, and curiosity got the better of me… and so I completed my profile. Do you have what it takes to be an #entrepreneur? Click To Tweet I […]

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  • How to Manage Your Time.

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    Time management is that elusive skill that I have yet to master. I often find myself wishing that I had more time. More time to follow up on the hundreds of emails I receive every day. More time to spend with my family and friends. More time just thinking about and planning for my next book, […]

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  • Doing the Hokey-Cokey

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    Steve Siebold in his book, How Rich People Think, says that the “haves” believe that money reveals who people really are, whereas the “have-nots” believe that money changes people from who they were into someone else. The same thing can be said of those who find themselves in positions of authority. Those who know how […]

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  • Are your lights on?

    During the last two weeks we have had a number of snowy, grey days in Colorado.  Nothing unusual this time of year, however it always amazes me that in these limited visibility situations just how many people drive their cars without their headlights on.  I challenge you, on your next commute, whether in CO or […]

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