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 … Continue reading The World Isn’t Yours
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 … Continue reading Forget Your Title
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 or Google. “Google John Doe’s number for me” is not legitimate delegation. “Get this report written for me so that I can present it” is. Truth be told, no one wants to do meaningless work, but a lot of bosses go on power trips and … Continue reading Are You Leading or Bossing?
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 … Continue reading Management ≠ Leadership