Welcome back to the office

Welcome back to the office

Transitions are afoot, as many organizations implement plans to bring workers back to the office, now that many states and municipalities are reducing COVID-19 restrictions. Most organizations are going to offer a hybrid model moving forward, with some people in the...
Do you rescue people?

Do you rescue people?

A leader (we’ll call him Fred) recently lamented, “I feel like I set direction for people and give them deadlines, but they just don’t get stuff done. So when the deadline is looming, I end up doing it myself.” How do you hold people...
Delegate to the busy

Delegate to the busy

“I can’t delegate anything! We’ve had staff cuts, and everyone is too busy already.” That’s a pretty frequent comment made by leaders. Is there no other option but doing it yourself? Actually, delegation can still happen, even if...
Your “to-don’t” list

Your “to-don’t” list

We’ve often given advice not only to focus on what you will do to meet your goals, but also decide what NOT to do. This advice becomes concrete and easy to do using the methods described in Harvard Business Review’s article “Want to Be More...
Three tips for moving from buddy to boss

Three tips for moving from buddy to boss

Sally is thrilled that she is now managing the team she has worked with for five years. She is worried a bit about Seth, though. Sally and Seth have had a great working relationship as peers for three years. However, Seth wanted the leadership job, too, and has been...