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The work needs to get done, and it needs to be done well.
So why aren’t your people doing that? Maybe you think you know. But ask yourself first:
- What have I done to prepare them?
- What haven’t I done?
- Have I explained what needs to be done, and why? Have I explained how it needs to be done, and why?
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 »
Most managers are rationale, logical, practical problem solvers when they first get promoted. Then, through organizational conditioning, they learn to play silly games. They are like the frog in a pan of boiling water. The change is so gradual, these silly games eventually begin to feel like “real world management.”
How many of these silly management games do you play?[…] Continue Reading »
A leadership transition is one of the most important yet underappreciated aspects of a new leader’s experience. It helps to frame the new leader’s role and the relationship that he develops with his team. If managed well, such transitions can make all the difference in promoting acceptance from within the ranks, and allowing the new leader the time and patience necessary to get acclimated and begin to build equity.[…] Continue Reading »