Wherever there are people, the disease lurks; waiting to ‘eat at’ it’s next victim.
…I can’t believe that THEY were promoted, everyone knows that THEY are incompetent…
…It’s clear now what is needed to advance in this organization, certainly not drive, dependability, and producing results…
…those were my ideas and presentations that got THEM promoted. It should have been ME…
…of all the Leadership styles to reward, I would have never picked THAT one, Not only do THEY lack Leadership, THEY are a terrible Manager…
I can’t remember where I heard these quotes, but it certainly wasn’t from my experience…
So when this happens to you; what are you feeling?
Knowing what your feeling, is the first step in protecting yourself from the Corporate Cancer that can destroy even the best leaders. Continue reading ‘The Cancer of Corporate America…Do you have it?…’
Look at most successful people and you may find yourself saying,
‘that’s not so special, I could have done that…’.
The truth is your probably right. However, the difference is that THEY actually DID something about it.
So now that you have set some GOALS; what have you put in place to make sure you’re working to achieve those goals?
Remember, Anyone CAN do it, but everyone DOESN’T or WON’T invest the effort needed to be successful.
I manage my goals in a similar way as I Manage My Time .
It’s really quite simple, ANYONE CAN DO IT! Here’s what works for me…
Do you ever ask yourself what you are doing and where are you going? Or have you been asked by others:
The list can go on and on… I know I have heard these all my life. For me it’s difficult to answer because I have always enjoyed where I was at the time. Maybe because I look to be content no matter where I am, or to look at life as a journey, not a destination.
If you’re like me, you’re handling your career like Driving in the Fast Lane. I’m going no where special, but I’m getting there fast… But ask any expert and you’ll see they all agree on one thing… Continue reading ‘Driving in the Fast Lane…or taking the Exit Ramp?…’
The Brazen Careerist herself, Penelope Trunk, was nice enough to take some time out of her day to do a quick interview with us.
Through her blog and her new book – Brazen Careerist: The New Rules for Success, Penelope doles out tips to navigate through the beast that is corporate life for a new generation of workers.
Continue reading ‘Interview with Penelope Trunk…’
The current U.S. efforts to fight terrorism are an unwinnable battle. The majority of effort, money, and planning is spent trying to protect against “Movie Plot Threats.” The problem with this mindset though, is that there will always be a different easier method to attack, a different avenue, or a loophole.
For example – Liquids are banned because they are dangerous, but thrown into a big container directly next to where the line queues. Even odder is that small containers of liquids are safe as long as they are in a zip lock bag. These efforts are pure security theater, no one is one bit safer because of these solutions.
Many organizations have these same issues and there are many parallels between these policies and how groups are managed.
Continue reading ‘U.S. Anti-Terrorism efforts are run by Managers…’
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. –Peter Drucker
It has always amazed me that in every position I have worked in my past, employees always have the same response to that question – Who tells your boss what to do? Their boss!
What stuck me most about the interview was his passion about what he was doing. How fully he believed in his goal.
It’s worth taking a step back and thinking about it during your day. What are you doing right now that you feel that passion for? As a leader, who around you are you helping to build that passion in?
It’s so easy to fall into the day to day activities of “work” that without using your leadership skills, you can forget who is in control of your life.
If you don’t have that passion yet, what a great day today is to start.
Remember Supervisors? People tasked to “watch” others work… They have almost completely faded away or at least for most industries have… and for good reason. How unproductive!
Just as Supervisors have been replaced in the last decade by either Managers or empowering Employees, I believe Managers are next to go… Continue reading ‘Supervisors are HISTORY; Are Managers next on the extinction list?…’
The first two from this weeks links are all about “tricking” yourself into doing what you really want. Some great techniques on how to accomplish what you set out to do from these great blogs -