Monkey management: Effective delegation

Monkey management: Effective delegation

Back in 1974, Oncken and Wass wrote a Harvard Business Review article called, “Who’s Got the Monkey?” It used monkeys as metaphors for tasks or projects. It was well-received nearly 50 years ago, and the article remains a popular reprint today. The...
The one thing you can do

The one thing you can do

While Abby Wambach’s book, WOLFPACK: How to Come Together, Unleash our Power and Change the Game. may seem to be a book on women’s leadership, it is really a book for everyone and the choices we make. In every situation, you can make a choice that embodies...
The entrepreneur’s difference maker

The entrepreneur’s difference maker

Entrepreneurs are a diverse lot, and it can be difficult to generalize about this group of passionate change-makers. Yet a common characteristic of entrepreneurs is the belief that it is their innovation, new idea or product that sets them apart. In fact, that...
Feed your mind, body and spirit

Feed your mind, body and spirit

The pandemic has created more discretionary time in some people’s calendars, as virtual work eliminates commute time and travel is less common. To be clear, we know that for essential workers the crisis has resulted in long hours with little free time, and...
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...