You can’t manage someone’s performance; you can only help them manage it themselves

Dealing with someone who isn’t performing at the level they should be is frustrating. It’s stressful. And honestly, it can be scary when it escalates to the point of needing to let someone go. It’s been the hardest part of my job, bar none.

It’s also one of the most…

A question came up about dealing with office politics in a leadership group which reminded me that many people don’t understand a key facet of a leader’s job… What is…

As a leader, it can be easy to forget that you can’t manage someone’s performance; you can only help them manage it themselves. Telling people to work harder, faster, or…

“Empires do not suffer emptiness of purpose at the time of their creation. It is when they have become established that aims are lost and replaced by vague ritual.”

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BEAT YOUR ANXIETY

Strategies from a true story with a happy ending.

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Countless posts affirm what we all know — the job interview process is stressful. It’s a roller coaster of emotions: excitement, fear, hope, nervousness…

Often you’re on multiple roller coasters at the same time, interviewing with more than one company. And of course, life may be throwing a lot of…

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