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So, the promotion finally came through. You’ve joined the management ranks. You’re excited, apprehensive, and itching to get started, all at the same time. Succeeding at getting that promotion is just the first step. Succeeding at being a good boss is another thing altogether.
You don’t just want to be a boss — you want to be a great boss.[…] Continue Reading »
When I started in the field of leadership development (when gas was 89 cents a gallon), the model we used looking like this:
- When someone got promoted to team leader, supervisor, or manager, they were sent a memo (no e-mail yet) from HR informing them that they have been registered for a mandatory four-week supervisory training course.
I was having a cup of coffee with a former work colleague who lamented over what happened at a meeting with his employer when the CEO said many things that were, shall we say, less than inspiring. The episode really called into question the leadership of the CEO in the eyes of my friend and his colleagues.[…] Continue Reading »
Perhaps you aspire to the corner office, or you want to develop leadership skills that will help advance your career. You can begin to learn what it takes to be CEO by becoming CEO of your own career.
As CEO, here are six responsibilities you must oversee as you lead the enterprise (the business of advancing your career).[…] Continue Reading »
If you’ve been playing the in leadership space for more than a few minutes on Google, you know that one of the old saws about what makes a great leader is that it’s a fuzzy idea called “character.”
Don’t get me wrong, I happen to agree with that old saw, but it isn’t very informative in my work helping aspiring leaders actually learn to lead.[…] Continue Reading »