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Making the Transition from Manager to Leader

3 Simple Ways to Connect with Those You Lead – Story post image

Last month my wife and I had the opportunity to relax and unwind along the Pacific Coast on a cruise. We later discovered that we were on the Princess Cruises Entertainer of the Year ship. For seven days we were entertained by the best Princess had to offer – talk about lucky! While we were […] Read more

Who is the Best Boss You Ever Had? What Makes a Great Boss? post image

Ask yourself, who is the best boss I ever worked for? If you were asked why they were the best, you would probably say things like: “She was so positive.”“He made me feel appreciated.”“She took the time to know me and coach me.”“He listened carefully.”“I felt like she would do anything for me.” Most likely […] Read more

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I have never really liked the term performance management. It sounds so cookie cutter and boxy.  And the term makes it feel like there is more of a focus on management rather than leadership. The label performance management instills anxiety in employees and leaders alike. It creates strong feelings and opinions and in general just […] Read more

Hire Tough Manage Easy – Leadership Advice Jobs

You would think a #1 leadership tip from Steve Jobs might be complex, right? No, not really. Steve Jobs philosophy was spot on which was to simply hire great people, make them accountable and then get out of their way. However, doing this is difficult for many leaders. One of my favorite simple “101” kind of […] Read more

Move from manager to leader…

I like to ask people in my leadership development workshops, are you leading like a leader, or are you just managing to be a leader? You might say it depends on the day? I get it. We all have better days than others. But at the end of the day most of us are striving […] Read more