Tag: leadership

Three Rules Making the Millennials Truly Great

Facebook/Goose Island

I support and respect the Millennials for their choice of premium beer. It is amazing to see how real life confirms certain fundamental principles that are valid for business as well as for personal growth! From the article penned by a qualified Millennial @Kate_H_Taylor in @businessinsider, it is obvious that their choice is inspired by […]

Do You Have a Best Friend at Work?

Do you have a best friend at work? If you have a problem answering this question, do the following. Clean your desk and put a white cloth on it or white paper. You may use any report that you have just removed from your desk because nobody reads them anyway, and you will feel good […]

Weekend Reading: Silicon Startup Secrets, All-in-One

Required Reading

If #hi-tech #PaloAlto #Stanford #dropout #entrepreneur #disruptive #innovation and #fraud are prominent among your mental hashtags, read this book: “Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup” by John Carreyrou – and you will get all-in-one.

Enter the Teamgager: Feedback Your Team Will Love

Teamgager is a performance assessment tool that your team will love; and you will, too.
If “Lean” and “Agile” are on your mind right after “Team,” this is the tool for you. Trusted by teams, tested and loved by business owners that are ready for a disruptive change. Teamgager is an approach that you can implement yourself, subscription-free, accessible to the team on mobile and PC.

Five Points That Will Make Your Team Efficient, Fast

1. Make the Purpose of your company clear. Your Mission, your Vision, your Purpose – you may call it whatever you like, but your company needs one, and it must be meaningful. Make it clear to yourself first, then share with your team. If you find this “touchy-feely stuff” below your leadership greatness – do not bother […]

The Risk is Still There

Is it just me, or this is a universal tendency now – looking for Life Hacks instead of working towards Excellence?

Project Management: Eating an Elephant

elephant pm

Here’s how to plan and deliver your project without a project management certification: just imagine that you have to eat an elephant, and follow these steps. If the elephant is really big, find the way to have only one elephant dropped on your plate. Make sure that the elephant is … well, does not move. This […]

Team Values and Performance

Team Values Map

A VP friend complained the other day that “the job is OK but I can’t get myself to the office, every day.” Before that statement, he looked and sounded like a happy senior executive steady and successful on his career path. Not true, he says. He is actually envious of people who have found their […]

Always Stand Up for Your Real Team

As a leader, you have to always stand for your team, right? Wrong. Rather, first, you need to make sure you realize which team is “your team.” That may sound counterintuitive but that’s life. Being a manager (team lead, manager, director, etc.), you are in charge of a unit consisting of several individuals. If you […]

Analyzing the Purpose of Starbucks Training

Starbucks training and values

Dan Pontefract gave a good rundown of the recent continent-wide racial-bias training that Starbucks developed and delivered in record time. Starbucks reacted in an exemplary manner, but has the training achieved the goal? Unless we tacitly agree that the actual goal of Starbucks was to stomp out the public-relations wildfire, their expensive exercise has not […]