Category: Leadership

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The Biggest Thief In Your Organization

May 7, 2016.Leadership
organization, job, steal, rob

Some employees literally steal from your organization, but they’re rare, and managing them is straightforward. A big, loud, public kick out the door. By contrast, employees who steal your time and energy are much more typical, but for some reason – guilt, maybe? – they’re some of the hardest to deal with. Let’s start with […]

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Are Leaders Born or Made? Actually, a Little of Both.

May 1, 2016.Leadership
born, made

For some people, the question of whether leaders are born or made is truly intellectual – fodder for a good classroom or dinner party debate. But for people in front-line positions to hire, promote, and fire, the question, “Who has the right stuff to lead?” definitely has more urgency. Getting the answer right can drive […]

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Leading Geeks, Nerds, and Geniuses: It’s Complicated

April 9, 2016.Communication
SuperNerd

In the course of your career as a leader, chances are you will encounter a few types of employees that are, well, uniquely complicated to manage. Especially if you didn’t come up through the ranks of their functional area. These are individuals whose work you don’t understand, or couldn’t do yourself. They generally dwell in […]

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Giving a Presentation? Three Ways to Leave Your Fingerprint

February 23, 2016.Candor
presentation

I’ll never forget my first speech. It was 1964 in Cooperstown, NY, and I was a 29-year-old project manager at GE who’d been asked to present a new plastics venture to a group of 300 high-level corporate types. Weeks beforehand, I meticulously wrote out every word I was going to say, and practiced reading it […]

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Why I Love Micromanaging And You Should Too

January 19, 2016.Business
micromanaging

Not long ago, I co-hosted CNBC’s Squawk Box with Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank. A lot was debated that day, but at one point, Kevin offered the opinion, “Micromanagement is vastly underrated.” I think a few others on the set were a little taken aback given the bad rap micromanagement often gets, but I wasn’t […]

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