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...
Keep your positive mojo

Keep your positive mojo

I thought I was pretty immune to secondhand stress. Then came the coronavirus and massive change, economic pressure and working remotely. A Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review reminded me that no (wo)man is an island when it comes to picking up...
Choose your big rocks

Choose your big rocks

The classic Stephen Covey story goes like this: In the middle of a seminar on time management, recalls Covey in his book First Things First, the lecturer said, “Okay, it’s time for a quiz.” Reaching under the table, he pulled out a wide-mouthed...
Are you bold?

Are you bold?

“Freedom lies in being bold,” said Robert Frost,¬†and much can be said for the bold leader stepping up during trying times. Yet there are stunning examples of leadership boldness gone bad as well, like Volkswagen’s Martin Winterkorn and Turing...