Let’s Take the Mystery Out of Managing Millennials

I’m an executive who was born before 1980. Are you too? If so, I believe we have something in common: We worry about supervising millennial workers Some managers in our age cohort are even scared to work with millennials.  But … Read More


Enabling Employees to Do What They Want to Do

“Why don’t employees do what we tell them to do?” is a question we hear a lot in business. It implies that employees are intentionally misbehaving, frustrating company leaders, and ignoring instructions. It also implies that they think they have … Read More


The New Secret of Establishing a Healthy Life/Work Balance

Many people today are concerned about establishing a better balance between their professional and personal lives. They are concerned simply because they are working too hard and placing greater weight on business success than they place on living fulfilling personal … Read More


Tap the Power of Collaboration

Leaders at many companies typically use the term collaboration to describe brainstorming sessions that are held to generate ideas around a specific topic or problem. The leaders of those companies often seem to believe that effective collaboration means getting people … Read More


Why Good Leaders Take Time to Gain Fresh Perspective

The higher up you are in your organization, the more time you should spend working on your business, not working in your business. A functional manager, for example, like someone who manages a call center, can perhaps spend 95% of … Read More