Tag: management

Being a Winning Well Manager and Working with Millenials (Michael Teoh) thumbnail

Winning Well Connection

Our journey of collaboration with Michael has been a remarkable example of the magic that can happen when you stay open to the possibilities and collaborate across generations and cultures. We first met Michael online when we had both launched our new books— and were excited to share insights and support on another. That conversation led to a serious of joint webinars talking about

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Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. This month’s festival is all about creating connection. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors! Next month’s Frontline Festival follows up on this month’s with a theme all about team time. The question for the month is:  What practical tips do you have for working well with a team and

When Transparency Goes Too Far

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My phone rang, “Karin I’ve just been told there’s going to be a restructure and significant downsizing. My team may or not be impacted. I have NO additional information, just that it will be months before all the dust settles.” Now, if you’ve been following my writing for any period of time you know I’m the poster child for  transparency. I believe strongly in telling the truth

The Best Damn Doer Syndrome: Why the Hardest Workers Seldom Get Promoted thumbnail

Are you working too hard? Does everything fall apart when you’re not around? Do you find yourself bailing out your boss, your peers, and your team? If you can answer YES to any of these questions, it’s likely you’re being held back by the “Best Damn Doer” syndrome. Be careful. I know. I’ve felt the guilt of being promoted over people working longer and harder than me. I’ve

Frontline Festival March 2016: Fresh Insights for Leaders thumbnail

Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. This month’s festival, in keeping with the seasonal turn toward spring, is all about fresh insights for leaders.  Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors! Our thanks as well to the Brainy Quote site for being a great source of quotations. Next month, we celebrate the launch of Winning Well, so

How to Launch a Successful Project

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Have you ever been handed an “impossible” project, only to realize that the next step is to convince your team it’s completely doable? In this video, I share two manager’s responses to the identical task. The project was identical, their team’s response and level of engagement is worlds apart. I imagine both scenarios will feel scarily familiar. What can you do to encourage more from

A Powerful and Cost Effective Way to Become a Stronger Manager thumbnail

There’s no question. The best way to get better at leading is by leading. Learn some skills, get out of your comfort zone,  try them out, get feedback, take it seriously, adjust, repeat. It’s the premise behind high-end executive development programs that include action learning projects and 360 feedback assessments. The trouble is, such programs are often reserved for high-potential talent at a

Why Job Descriptions are a Dying Art

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A client called. “Karin, I’m going to send you the job description for the new role we designed, but ignore all the HR mumbo jumbo. Just concentrate on the competencies and see if they seem right to you based on the strategy we’ve been working on.” Game on. We were going to have the conversation that was most worth having: How do we find the right person with the aptitude for this vital

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