Once upon a time (also known as the ‘old days’), companies operated from the top down. The boss told you what to do, and you did it. Today, employees don’t often wait for the boss to make the decision. And many bosses want people to feel empowered and take more initiative. With the pressures and constraints my clients are working with today, employees need to work together with the boss, not simply for the boss.
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An essential skill to managing well is delegation. The problem is that many managers think they can do a better job if they just do the task themselves.
In the last few weeks, I’ve conducted several training programs on the topics of both managing remote teams and being a member of a team with remote members. There was a lot of interest in ——
When reflecting on your career, who are the people you admire?
Bad bosses don’t mean to be bad. Most of them don’t even know that they are bad bosses. But studies continue to show that more than pay, more than the commute, more than the actual workload – people leave jobs because of bad bosses.
Not only do executives have an unrealistic expectation about how long it will take new managers to get up to speed; new managers are putting absurd pressure on themselves to perform at ‘already know how’ to execute every aspect of the job in outstanding fashion.