How do you resolve a conflict between two capable and ambitious people? When the situation is thoughtfully handled, the end result can be better than if there had been no conflict to start with.
When we improve leadership, we can improve anything. A modern organization is like a school of fish. It’s not about big versus small fish. It is about fish with unique skills and different roles, unified in purpose and coordinated in action.
A mother leads with her heart, the best of the offspring always in mind. Mothers teach us to be humble, polite and generous. We learn our most fundamental leadership principles from our mothers. Mothers are leaders who create more leaders.
How can you lead a team at a distance, when leadership happens in the moment and in the place? You do it by taking the moment and the place into the online digital world. Here is how.
The purpose of management is to make individual weaknesses irrelevant. This is the power of an excellent management team.
Video 9: Want to increase innovation? Celebrate the failures! People will only innovate if failure does not cost them their reputation. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT How do you increase initiative and innovation in a team? Joyita has a very clear and simple rule for this. To increase innovation, lower the cost of failure. Let’s think about that […]
The bitter medicine of feedback is not about being nice or positive but about showing commitment and support. Giving feedback will succeed when the subject genuinely knows and believes that you are committed to their success. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT How do you give feedback to a colleague or team member? And remember, feedback when given nearly […]
The most difficult meeting to manage are ones where some attendees dial in, while most attend in person. The chairperson must walk a fine line of balancing the two groups. Topic suggested by Stanford visiting scholar Niina Nurmi. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT How do you run productive meetings, when you have attendees attending both in person and others […]
Tell your customers: If you have bad news, tell me. If you have good news, tell the whole world!
The single most useful management advice are the eight practices of effective executives defined by Peter Drucker. The insights are so profound that he deserves a place among the most significant thinkers on leadership and management over the last 1,000 years. Drucker said: Great managers may be charismatic or dull, generous or tightfisted, visionary or numbers oriented. […]
“Great managers may be charismatic or dull, generous or tightfisted, visionary or numbers oriented. But every effective executive follows eight simple practices.” Peter Drucker
What should a fast growing tech company CEO read? Here are my recommendations. Read the books with thought and implement the insights thoroughly. Each book will save you a year of trial and error. Must read All Peter Drucker books and the article Managing Oneself Good to Great and all books by Jim Collins Crossing the Chasm, Geoffrey Moore Innovator’s Dilemma, Clayton Christensen The […]