Managing Up

Managing your own boss is one of the more challenging aspects of being an executive. And this is true at almost every level of management. It’s actually surprising how many managers don’t take this as seriously as they should. The reasons vary for why some don’t pay attention to this part of their job, but…

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Keeping Appointments With Yourself – Accountability 101

In my coaching training, way back when, one of the the topics we covered is accountability – how to offer it and how to enforce it in supportive ways. So how does this apply when keeping appointments with yourself? The basics are the same. First, an appointment with yourself is also an agreement with yourself…

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Creative Problem Solving – Part 2 – The 3rd Right Answer

When we’re faced with a problem in our business were immediately searching for the right answer. In fact, from the time we were little kids in schools we’ve been trained to find the right answer. If we get the right answer, we win the prize, get the cookie, get strokes from our teacher and parents,…

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A Big Project Requires Regular Little Steps

The truth is, you can’t actually do a project. You can only take the needed steps to complete the project – one step at a time. Think about some project you’re currently working on. Or a project you’ve been postponing. Writing a book? Redoing your website? Creating your online presence? Launching a new product? Starting…

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Effective Team Building – The Mark Of A Great Leader

Leadership and team building go hand in hand. Obviously, every leader needs a team, and successful teams need effective leaders. If you are fortunate enough to be a leader of a team – whether it’s a team of high powered executives, or just a couple of employees, there are some guidelines that will help you…

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