Help: I work for a micromanager

Micromanagers get a bad rap, and understandably so. Their communication and management style, when not warranted, is costly in more ways than one. But not all micromanagers are created equal. Many micromanagers I’ve worked with don’t realize they’re hurting their teams. They feel justified to do so because they care about the bottom line… and about […]

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3 Ways To Transform Your Meetings

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Meetings may be necessary, but how much time do we spend in meetings that suck the life from our creativity and productivity? How often have we laughed, albeit ruefully, when someone makes the comment “Death By PowerPoint,” or “Death By Details,” or, as Patrick Lencioni wrote in his book, “Death By Meeting.” If we have […]

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Your Inbox May Be Dragging You Down

When was the last time your listened to your own advice? My turn came this weekend when I was finally paralyzed by 700 emails sitting in my inbox. Every one of them was dead weight cramping my productivity and creativity. Every time I opened my inbox I felt anxious over what could be falling through […]

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4 Ways to Show Your Team You Care

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Shaky employee morale is a sore spot at every level of the organization. It happens at the top as much as within the team. “I’m tired of my team’s level of effort and their attitude… They just don’t care,” shared a frustrated manager. “What exactly gives you the impression your team doesn’t care?” I ask. […]

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