Can You Manage Your Kids Like You Manage Your Team?

A friend recently told me that she had called an all-hands meeting with her kids and was laying out a new incentive program to get them to engage more in their tasks around the house.  I wonder if that works?  If it did, I know it would be best seller material for every manager out… Read More

Anyone Can Be a Good Manager

That’s right, anyone. It does not matter how much experience you have, your age, your level of education, your communication style or your personality.  You can be a good manager. Because being a good manager is a process.  And this process has steps and concrete things you can learn and apply that are universal to… Read More

The Recipe for a Good Manager

I grew up in sports and follow many sports, especially baseball, golf and college basketball closely.  Each of those sports has its own recipe for success.  These recipes provide teams or competitors the best chance of winning, even without the best players or the most skill. In baseball – pitching and defense. In basketball –… Read More

Good Manager Bad Manager – Jurassic World

Her clothes say it all.  They are professional, tailored, expensive and perfect for an executive at a large clothing retailer.  So why is she wearing them at a dinosaur theme park? Because it’s all about Claire – who she thinks she has to be. Who she wants to be. How she wants to be perceived.  Which… Read More