New Manager Nightmares: 11 Creepy Leaders and How to Avoid Morphing Into One

New Manager Nightmares - 11 Creepy Leaders and how to Avoid Morphing Into One

“Have you experienced New Manager Nightmares?” You are going about your business when suddenly a new manager walks in.  A dark cloud seems to blot out the sun, reality distorts, work grinds to a halt, and nothing seems normal anymore. What you may be experiencing is a new manager nightmare.  Here’s how to recognize some […]

Team Leadership: 4 Simple Steps to Getting Stuff Done

“Can Team Leadership really be boiled down into four steps?” Leaders are always busy, and whatever we are involved with, things only seem to grow more complicated over time.  As complexity grows, it can help to view our roles as leaders in the simplest terms possible. What should we be doing right now?  What should […]

What’s the Difference Between Manager and Leader, and Why Does It Matter?

What's the Difference Between Manager and Leader and Why Does it Matter_

Why should we care about the difference between manager and leader? I was having coffee with a new friend last week.  He had been recently promoted to his first supervisory position.  As we talked about the challenges he would face, we found ourselves discussing the differences between a manager and leader. When first given a […]

Avoid the BOGSAT and Make Your Meetings Productive


  Have you ever been in a meeting when a tired topic comes up yet again, there’s discussion, then the topic changes, and you get that sinking feeling that at next week’s meeting the same thing will happen? It seems like you never get any closer to resolving the issue.  If so, it is quite […]

Book Notes: Lean In

Lean In - Sheryl Sandberg

One of the more recent and popular entries to the long list of good leadership books was Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.   Authored by Sheryl Sandberg, formerly a vice president at Google and now Chief Operating Officer at Facebook, I found it to be an interesting, edifying, and very worthwhile read. […]