Posts Tagged ‘management’

Lead like a Billionaire!

November 15, 2010

You can’t deny the success of someone with a 25 year TV career and who amassed $2.7 Billion net worth. Oprah surely is doing something right!

According to the Forbes article “How to Lead Like Oprah” the key to her success is attributed to focusing on the 3 Business areas of Team, Vision and Values and the following 10 Leadership Practices: (more…)


Loosing our ability to be face-to-face

October 5, 2010

Communication has been on the top list of issues in organizations for year and a constant challenge for parents. What is making it worse? Technology!

With instant gratification that comes with technology, we are spending less and less time ACTUALLY talking to each other (more…)

Adding young & female managment = change

January 19, 2010

A recent article stated that GM was promoting more women and younger people to their management team.  Making this change signaled “they are serious about getting younger people in and running the place right”.  As an Organizational Development professional I see that statement as VERY interesting?

We all know the auto industry is in a financial bind, to put it mildly.  And we all know the industry has needed changes long before the Government bail out in 2009.  (more…)

Leadership from the pasture to the office

January 2, 2009

How many times have you hired a new employee, showed them their desk, the bathroom, the lunchroom, where to find the coffee and supplies, and then left them on their own to figure things out? Or assigned someone to a task or project they’ve never done before or introduced a new work process (more…)

Leaders Build Relationships

December 10, 2008

You can be a leader in a corporation, your own business, your church group, local club, parent group, or in your family. Most people are leaders in one form or another! As leaders, we’re charged with getting work done through people, (more…)

Leadership Lessons from a Horse

December 3, 2008

Most leaders have this notion that they have to have all the answers. They struggle to find what works for the larger organization and for their followers. They think they’re communicating the whole picture, the goals and what needs to be done but many times miss the mark. People feel confused, controlled, (more…)

Managers Reward Employees

September 23, 2008

How do you reward your people for doing a good job? Most would say money, right?
Yes, people want to make a good living and be well paid for the job they do. That’s a given. Organizations need to stay consistent with the industry standards or they won’t be able to attract or retain good people. But money is only part of the equation! (more…)

Managers Hire the Right People

September 18, 2008

Many companies long to learn the secret to success. While business has many critical aspects – from vision to strategic planning to customer service – the one that is often given the least attention, yet can be the most costly, is people. (more…)

Managers Decrease Turnover

September 10, 2008

Many companies have a formal performance review process, but it’s amazing how few of them actually conduct reviews or give informal feedback to their people. In fact, conducting performance reviews is probably the most disliked part of a manager’s job. However, giving positive, constructive feedback is one of the best ways to grow a company! (more…)