The World Isn’t Yours

People aren't going to think the way you want them to think because you want them to think that way. Your employees aren't going to learn like you do because you want them to learn that way. Some people love structure. Some people love freedom. The more we learn about human nature, the more we … Continue reading The World Isn’t Yours

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Forget Your Title

You're a manager.  Whoopty-freakin'-do. Are you a leader?  See, anyone can be a manager.  The kid in 6th grade who wasn't old enough to play on the football team was the equipment manager (no offense to those guys because they play an important role on the team).  See, many teams need managers.  But every team … Continue reading Forget Your Title

Are You Leading or Bossing?

You all aren't dumb.  There is a difference between a manager/boss and a leader.  A leader puts in the effort.  A boss tells you to put in the effort while they kick their feet up.  As a leader, you should never ask your staff to do something that you could do as easily with Siri … Continue reading Are You Leading or Bossing?

Management ≠ Leadership

Disclaimer: This is not me taking a shot at any one manager in particular but instead a collective piece on all of my observations over years of working.  So if you manage(d)  me, though I hope you do take something from this article, please don't take it personally.  I'm not (only) talking about you. A … Continue reading Management ≠ Leadership