Management Blog

Don’t Be a Mediocre Manager

Photo Credit: Forbes.com Throughout the 40 years I worked in the private sector and the past six years I've been working as a full-time managerial coach, I've engaged with very few “natural managers.” By “natural” I mean men and women who seem to effortlessly get the...

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3 Mistakes Every Startup Makes

I've had the opportunity to work with multiple startups over the years and have just published my latest article on Forbes.com summarizing some things I've learned from the perspective of a coach. Below is an excerpt from that article with a link to the full one on...

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SUSTAINABLE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

Coaching works at every level Executive summary: Coaching in sports, and virtually every other area of life, results in better outcomes. In business coaching has the potential to create sustainable competitive advantage. Yet it is not widely practiced. This must...

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TECHNOLOGY HIT ME IN THE HEAD

Executive Summary: The idea that technology will disintermediate many jobs, even companies, is not new. What is new is the realization that your average manager, even senior manager, has little or no insight into which new technology will overtake them and/or their...

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WE’RE NOT GETTING ANY YOUNGER

Executive Summary: Within two years 25% of the workforce will be aged 55 or older. Unless we accept the fact that older workers have something to contribute, we will see the skill shortage, already upon us, widen and our place as the dominant economy vanish. When I...

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BUZZWORDS: TRANSFORMATION

Executive Summary: Top down transformation does not work. Bottoms up transformation within the context of clearly defined objectives does work. It seems that nearly every day a new buzzword enters the language of business. Woman are urged to “Lean In”. Management no...

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