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Changes in the business environment and how they affect you

I was asked the other day how trends in the business environment are affecting managers. Where to start …

Business complexity is increasing exponentially, so understanding the big picture and using systems thinking are becoming more important. 640 more words

Personal Skills

How To Hold Others Accountable

Early in my career I had the opportunity to be 1 of about 40 managers in a single location. Teams ranged from 10 – 15 employees with each team generally performing the same tasks and being held to the same metrics and expectations. 1,389 more words


Managing People

The first thing to keep in mind when managing people is that if you’re doing it then you’re doing it wrong. You’re doing it wrong because you shouldn’t be doing it at all. 509 more words


Leading a team is a full time job

Over the past few years like so many people, I’ve had a major change in direction in my daily professional life. One of the biggest changes is that I’ve experience is not having employees. 368 more words


Career path

I’ve hired more than 60 people and managed many more.

What I’ve noticed in the past two or three years is the demand of my newer and younger employees to want a detailed career road map laid out for them. 563 more words

Jon Friesch

How to build trust

Continuing on with the theme of the last couple of weeks–walking your talk and living and leading according to your values, let’s look at some specific behaviours that signal trustworthiness. 177 more words

Personal Skills

Mary Kay Ash: Golden Rule

The scale of the organisation that Mary Kay Ash built is impressive. Wanting to test some of the wild figures I found on the the web, I went to the Mary Kay website for their own facts… and found the biggest number yet. 814 more words

Management Thinkers