27 04, 2016

Leadership Knowledge # 14. Think Outside The Problem.

By |April 27th, 2016|

Some managers keep playing the same leadership game over and over again. This game is hard to break. It’s an old-school-leadership thought process that often is taken to be “the way it should be.”

What is it?

It’s about HOW you relate to your employees.  And when it comes to relating to employees, most managers think in […]

20 04, 2016

What Would You Do?

By |April 20th, 2016|

“What the heck! How I’m going to react to this challenge? I’m the leader here. What to do?”

That happens to all of use. Uncommon situations. How to solve this situation? No leadership book, blog post or previous experience available to addresses this specific situation.

In this blog post I describe two leadership challenges that happened to […]

13 04, 2016

The Minimalist Approach To 1-on-1’s

By |April 13th, 2016|


1-on-1’s take a good chunk of your time. At least they should.

But time is not always what you have. Result: you don’t prepare as well as you had planned to do when you started in your management role.

So, what do you end up doing?

Just sit there and (trying to) listen?


Solve their problems?

I hope not.

Remember, 1-on-1’s […]

7 04, 2016

Warning: Don’t Be That Boss Whom People Quit.

By |April 7th, 2016|

A couple of weeks ago a reader of the LeadershipBeyond newsletter wrote me the following:

In my past experiences involving leaving a job, I recollect leaving because of former bosses. Their management practices were questionable at times, interpersonal skills with their employees were next to non-existent, and their attention to positive detail involving workers’ productivity was […]