What Made Your Favorite Manager So Great?

What Made Your Favorite Manager So Great?

I have always included two questions in all of my interviews: Can you tell me about your favorite manager? least favorite manager? Applicant after applicant had eyes light up when recounting their stories with their favorite managers. I heard stories of managers being...
Are you executing your systems for success?

Are you executing your systems for success?

Have you ever worked for a small business, for a large corporation or held roles with both? If you’ve answered yes to any or all of these questions, then you have most likely been involved in a lack of processes or have been tied down with too many protocols. Many...
The Pygmalion and The Golem, Who’s Running Your Company?

The Pygmalion and The Golem, Who’s Running Your Company?

In the 1960’s researchers set out to study what most of us know as the self-fulfilling prophecy. The results of this study, and many since then, is called the Pygmalion Effect and it states, in the most simple terms, that because you expect someone to excel, they will...
Three Ways to Stop Managing and Start Leading

Three Ways to Stop Managing and Start Leading

No one really wants to be seen as “the man” when being referenced by their direct reports. Being “the man” symbolizes a position of power that doesn’t relate to the general team. As many companies are starting to move toward a team based approach to management, here...
Training – An Expense or an Investment?

Training – An Expense or an Investment?

Imagine, you’ve been searching for months for the “right” job opportunity. You finally find something that seems to fit your wants and needs. The company sounds amazing, it seems they take care of their employees, the hours are great, there’s a comprehensive benefits...

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