There is nothing wrong with the powerful productivity applications that have transformed our work experience. There is everything wrong with how some leaders use them. Or should I say, abuse them? Instant message conversations. Email management. Digital collaboration. Decision automation. Online feedback. Big data. These tools do accelerate the work process. Or at least they … Continue reading 5 Beautiful Benefits of Analog Leadership
I’m curious. When was the last time you heard these words at work, if ever? “I need you.” From a manager? And not as the introductory part of a sentence as in, “I need you to up your game” or “I need you to get that presentation out today”. Just the three words. No strings … Continue reading Three Words We Need at Work
Not obsessed with standing out Or moving up, Committed to the daily work And showing up. Setting the example In action and words, He only asks of me What he expects of himself. Answering my questions With a patient smile, She’s there for me When I feel uncertain. Navigating the mysteries Of … Continue reading Praise for the (Extra) Ordinary Leader
“Life is a long lesson in humility.” ― J.M. Barrie Every day more news of some powerful man or woman humiliated by the revelation of a story they believed they could hide or a problem they did not want to admit. It didn’t have to end that way. At some point in their lives, perhaps … Continue reading Humility is Inevitable. Humiliation is Optional.
manager•splaining The IKWB (I-Know-What’s-Best) manager who enjoys talking in great detail about all the reasons we should follow their advice. Confident that without their profound guidance we will flounder in the simplest of tasks. We are accountable for doing it their way even if it isn’t the best way. The BTDT (Been-There-Done-That) manager who regales us with stories of … Continue reading Stop Managersplaining – Do These 10 Things Instead