New managers often struggle with old relationships at work. I was doing a consulting assignment at a large international engineering firm. I was leading a group of first time managers through a Manager’s 101 program (not the name of it, but you get the idea).
In the political drama “West Wing”, President Bartlet usually ended an episode with this question, “What’s next?” Knowing what is next for your business is a crucial choice that affects its success. Running a business comes with a lot of challenges. It’s a constant balancing act of making sure your business is running smoothly while […]
To fully understand your team’s capability, you need to assess each individual’s needs, priorities, and motivators. This fundamental approach is why Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, a basic concept in psychology, can be a valuable tool for you to lead your team better.
In the world of business, being a leader is all about making sound business decisions and achieving success for the company, right? While this may be true to some extent, the most successful leaders today are those who put their employees first. This means creating a work culture that revolves around the needs of the […]
Being an effective leader is a constant challenge that requires daily dedication and self-reflection. As owners, entrepreneurs, and executives, we have to make tough decisions every day that can impact not only our businesses but also the people who work for us. To ensure that our leadership skills are up to par and that we’re […]
I was raised as the only child of a hard working single Mom. In my formative years, she taught me so much about life and business. Truthfully, I didn’t know that’s what I was learning until the day came for me to enter the business world. Then, moment by moment, as the tests and trials […]
There comes a time in life when you’ve done all the thinking, study, analysis, and planning you can do. You reach a decision point. Then it happens. You freeze. You cannot go forward. You’re stuck. The question is then, what are you waiting for? What is it that holds you back, makes you balk? How […]
There was this man who claimed to be the Son of God. He taught a TOTALLY new way to live and introduced us to a concept called Heaven, a different afterlife than Judaism taught. He taught us that God is our Father and resides in Heaven, preparing it for us. He said that God wants […]
If you lost your job today, what would that do to your sense of self-worth? Would you be OK with it, or would you really suffer? Would you be worried about what your spouse, children, family, and friends think about you because you lost the job? During the financial crisis of 2007-08 millions of American’s […]
Or what lens are you seeing through? Launching my 2022 campaign to help 10,000 managers and business owners become better bosses, I’ve already gotten some great responses. Over 1,400 have already acknowledged the need to improve and their pledge to do so. For more on my campaign, read below. Yet the most common question so […]