Delegating Effectively: It’s Not Tennis

Delegating Effectively - It's Not Tennis

If I’m delegating effectively, why do I always seem to have the ball? We all know that as leaders we need to delegate effectively.  As one boss even told me, “You have to delegate or die!” But sometimes it can seem like that ball keeps bouncing back into your hands. You start to wonder, what’s […]

Burning the Pancakes: 7 Steps to Empowerment

7 Steps to Empowerment

“I will let your son burn the pancakes.” This is what I tell visiting parents who are trying to decide if their boy should join our Scout Troop. What I’m really telling them is that we do our best to empower the boys, and that the process can be messy. Here’s my thinking on that […]

Book Notes: The One Minute Manager

The One Minute Manager - Blanchard and Johnson

I first picked up the original edition of this little book in December of 1985 and loved it immediately.  Don’t be deceived by its small size, it’s packed with very practical leadership tools that you can put to use immediately.