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 ...

Perfect CV must-have: potential vs experience?

"The secret to successful hiring is this:look for the people who want to change the world." - Marc Benioff, Salesforce CEO This week I've had the pleasure to reconnect with some ex-colleagues of mine, people I've hired although their CVs didn't match the needed job experience and skills back when the decision was made. The feeling I got ...

Everyday I’m Buffering! – Key Role of Management

“Between stimulus and response there is a space.  In that space is our power to choose our response.  In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” - Victor Frankl I'm not talking about YouTube buffering. But about one of the key roles of team managers, one that I've noticed young or inexperienced leaders often fail to apply. ...