leadership, Reflections & Questions, tips

Been there, done that: Telling an employee he isn’t getting a raise.

It's fun to play Santa and dole out generous year-end bonuses and raises. But what if your sack is a bit light this year and instead you feel like the Grinch? Been there, done that. It's never fun to tell someone - ESPECIALLY great performers - that there's just not money to reward them. And… Continue reading Been there, done that: Telling an employee he isn’t getting a raise.

leadership, tips

One SIMPLE way to improve your effectiveness

I've seen a lot of leaders struggling to wrangle everything that's thrown at them and regain a bit of sanity in their weeks. Time and time again, I've seen one change have a huge impact on their ability to break the cycle. So what is it? Block one hour each day for planning/thinking time.  Seems… Continue reading One SIMPLE way to improve your effectiveness

experiment, leadership, tips

Instead of calling someone out, try this.

I belong to a group that meets monthly to find ways to tackle personal and systemic racism. As part of this work, members share their own beliefs and experiences related to race. There's a tendency to tiptoe in this space because no one wants to be perceived as racist or risk offending other members. We… Continue reading Instead of calling someone out, try this.