Tag: management

How to Improve Accountability

The word “accountability” can have a lot of negative connotations for people, including managers.  In most cases, that’s because they either don’t understand accountability, or

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3 Key Elements of Teamwork

One of the most important factors in achieving high performance is teamwork. That’s true for two reasons: First, because organizations exist because their overall mission

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Giving Thanks

I caught myself reflecting gratefully last week as I overlooked San Francisco from our hotel.  The view ranged from the Bay Bridge all the way

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Your Under-employment Problem

Unemployment is a societal problem; under-employment is an organizational problem.  I am referring to employees who are prevented from excelling because of restrictive jobs, bureaucratic

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Poison in the Well

During a college summer I worked for a manufacturing company as a machine operator.  It was boring work.  During the first night, I figured out a

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Why Not Use a Horoscope?

Assessment tools (Myers Briggs, DISC, etc.) are being touted as useful ways to improve teamwork and productivity.  But they’re really nothing more than a way

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Managing By Opinion

In some leadership groups, opinions appear to be more important than facts.  I’ve seen senior management groups where an executive’s in-depth knowledge and experience is

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Return on People

The theme of this new blog is “return on people”.  Every management needs to increase the value of people faster than the rising costs of

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