How to spot a first-time manager – 7 mistakes no leader should be making

"Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment." - Fred Brooks My morning ritual involves green jasmine tea and a lot of reading. This morning a funny title caught my eye: "how to cope with nightmare employees". And it was published in a digital business publication I often read. It struck me because this exact ...

One feedback a day… keeps performance okay

"We all need people who will give us feedback. That's how we improve." - Bill Gates I like my coffee strong and black. No sugar. No milk. That's exactly how I like feedback. Because an honest assessment is the shortest and surest way to self development I know. At the same time, I often feel unconfortable when I ...

A players hire A players… and never treat them as if they were B players

"I hire people brighter than me and I get out of their way." - Lee Iacocca One of the most important pieces of advice I got from my first management mentor was to hire outstandingly good people. The second most important piece was to get out of their way... fast. It sounds funny, but the truth is that ...