Tag: Leadership Qualities

Money Matters: How Much is Enough?

From my many years as a community banker, I learned something very interesting about money. Every person has a different view on the age-old question “how much is enough”. This… Read more »

9 Steps to Becoming a Better Manager

Are you a new manager? Or an experienced manager whose people skills might be slipping? Take this refresher course in effective management strategies. In most businesses, many managers acquire their… Read more »

Managers: Are you Thankful?

So today is the holiday known as Thanksgiving in the U.S. Tradition has families gathering at dinner tables all over the country. The feast is legend. Usually the main course… Read more »

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How to Know if YOU have the Heart of a Leader

There is a whole body of academic work surrounding studies about management versus leadership. One of the best explanations I know states simply: Management is about the process. Leadership is… Read more »

New Managers – Begin with the End in Mind

This is one of the wisest teachings I have heard in a long time. Anyone who has been appointed as a new manager should be thinking about this vital aspect… Read more »

Be a Better Boss | Add Recognition to the Mix

In a recent article featured in the Harvard Business Review, recognition was identified as one of the easiest things you can do to be considered a great boss. According to… Read more »

Advice to New Managers | Complaints Go Up

First time managers face a big challenge knowing how to channel the complaints they feel about the workplace. In a clip from the epic WWII movie, “Saving Private Ryan”, Tom… Read more »

Management and Popularity

Placing yourself on the firing line as a manager is not for the faint of heart. Because of the responsibilities you will shoulder, there will always be someone, somewhere who… Read more »

Here’s to a New Wave of Business Managers and Leaders

To all of my long standing management colleagues with grey hair (or no hair, not by choice) who may be getting this post from one of my mail lists…. this… Read more »