A Minute Can Change Everything

The 3 Secrets of The NEW One Minute Manager

On May 5, HarperCollins will release The New One Minute Manager, a new book based on the 1982 business classic co-authored by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson.  Recognizing that the world has changed dramatically since their best-selling The One Minute Manager was published, the authors wanted to create a book for a next generation of…

Horton_the_Elephant

Have You Become A “Horton The Elephant” Manager?

In Dr. Seuss’s Horton Hatches the Egg, we meet Horton the Elephant, who agrees out of the kindness of his heart to sit on Mayzie the lazy bird’s egg while she takes what she calls a “short break.” Her break turns out to be a permanent relocation to sunnier climes while Horton sits on the…

Uncomfortable

You Must Confront These 4 Uncomfortable Truths About Trust

No one disagrees that trust is an indispensable ingredient of strong, healthy relationships. In the workplace, high levels of trust increase productivity, efficiency, innovation,and profitability. When trust is low or absent, people avoid risk, decisions are questioned, bureaucracy increases, and productivity and profitability diminish. However, there are some uncomfortable truths about trust we must confront.…

Malpractice

Ten Signs You’re Committing Leadership Malpractice

mal·prac·tice (māl-prāk’tĭs), noun any improper, negligent practice; misconduct or misuse immoral, illegal, or unethical professional conduct or neglect of professional duty the behavior of most bad bosses in today’s workplaces What if leaders could be sued for malpractice? Malpractice, as a legal course of action, is usually applied to professionals in the healthcare, legal, accounting, or…

New Survey Data Shows Managers Not Meeting Employee Expectations in Three Key Areas

New survey data just published in the July/August issue of Training magazine shows a serious gap between employee desires and reality when it comes to goal setting, goal review, and performance feedback from their managers. More than 700 of the magazine’s subscribers were asked what they wanted out of their individual meetings with their managers…