Last week I was speaking at an event in Missouri, and during lunch I got into an interesting conversation with a guy named Tom about dating. His son had recently gone on his first real date. When he got home, Tom asked his son if he had walked to the front door to pick up…Details
Conferences are theoretically designed to be one of the most effective educational and networking opportunities you’ll get all year. But that’s just what the conference organizers think a conference is for. For the average conference attendee, things are a little bit different: 1. You show up the day before… 2. …check into your hotel…Details
As a leader, what would you do if someone was texting during a meeting? Would you call out the bad behavior during the meeting? Would you talk to the texter privately after the meeting? Both of those situations are awkward, so I have a solution for you. Send a link to this video to all…Details
If you’re even halfway interested in becoming a better leader, then I’m sure you’ve read dozens of books and articles and case studies about leadership. Most of them have statistics to support their various claims, and while many of them are absurdly obvious (“Managers who don’t scream or throw things at their employees are more…Details
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Attention all manager leaders! Please take a break from proofreading every email that your employees send and watch this video, it might prevent your car from getting sold for parts. For even more helpful yet entertaining tips for manager leaders, check out my Unleash Your Inner Tyrant! presentation, training program and book.Details
Gallup released a new study recently. That shouldn’t come as a surprise, since they release a new study every 8 minutes or so. Given that a lot of their studies end up returning the same results as previous studies, I often think they only keep doing it because people pay them and they can’t figure…Details
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This one’s for my HR people. I know people sometimes get annoyed with you guys because you seem to have paperwork for everything. Most of them think that you guys LIKE all that paperwork. But you don’t, do you? You just have to do it because it’s the law. And WHY is it the law? …Details
Listen more. Be positive. Celebrate success. Give people bacon. You’ve heard all the standard ways to motivate your employees before, and you’re tired of reading the same advice. Luckily for you, I’m tired of writing it, too. Don’t get me wrong. I still want to help you become a better manager. I still want you…Details