Everyone in leadership faces the same problem: How do you handle employees who aren’t performing up to par? It can be a real challenge to identify the problem, bring it to the employee’s attention, mutually agree that it’s an issue and develop a plan to correct it. Some leaders take a hands-off approach, believing that […]
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I have created a video series on YouTube called “Rise & Whine”. In the beginning of each episode, I hold up a mug. The mug was a Secret Santa gift that I got back in 2005 and I use it every day. And one of the things that I noticed is it’s sort of a […]
There are hundreds and hundreds of books available on effective leadership. And the number of books sold seems to be more of a reflection on the size of the market for management help than the number of key principles of effective management. So who am I to tell you what the 5 great rules are? […]
There was an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer not too long ago written by the owner of a successful toy manufacturing company. Early in the article, he described the humble beginnings of the company he started in the basement of his parents’ house. I was reminded right away that Apple Computer started in the garage […]