Tag Archives: Management Skills

Blunder In Judgement

It’s important for managers to remember that they are the leaders their employees look up to and, therefore, it is important to lead by example. I can’t help but find it fascinating how many leaders don’t realize that others are watching them when they demonstrate behaviors that aren’t exactly what they would wish to see […]

Demonstration Earns Credibility

In the break from consistent work that I’ve had recently, I’ve been attempting to finish several books that I started. I highly recommend all leaders pick themselves up a copy of Lee Cockerell’s Creating Magic: 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney. It’s full of things that will make you slap your […]

You Don’t Work For Them…Do You?

Have you ever worked for a company where you were embarrassed to be seen working for them? You could be embarrassed because of what the company stands for, what product it puts out, or even other people associated with it. Unfortunately, I can relate to that last point. Earlier this year I was a freelancer […]

Can You Lead A Horse To Water?

I’m starting to sense a cloud of self-delusion among young managers.  I had the opportunity to sit down with a friend recently and hear a laundry list of bad management techniques that he was watching go on at his place of employment.  I can only boil it all down to this: there are leaders out […]

Purge Your Inner “Negative Nelly”

No one wants to work with a “Negative Nelly.”  Over my last several years I’ve had the pleasure of working at multiple locations and it has given me the opportunity to compare managers from one place to another.  Unfortunately, I’m seeing a trend with female managers and it is one that makes me grind my […]