Should you hire slow and fire fast? – Part 1: Hire slow

"The secret of my success is that we have gone to exceptional lengths to hire the best people in the world."  - Steve Jobs My Coconut Milk Mate tea this morning inspired me to write about one of the easiest to explain and most difficult to apply people management mantras. It's the typical hire slow and fire fast. ...

To have an awesome team, be an awesome leader!

“No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.” – Andrew Carnegie My morning caramel nougat ice tea, reminds me that I was explaining recently that your team is a reflection of your leadership. You may have grown discontent with your team, ...

Next time you don’t do what you are supposed to do, I’ll try to understand WHY

"For every hundred men hacking away at the branches of a diseased tree, only one will stoop to inspect the roots." - Chinese Proverb Drinking my chocolate truffle black tea along with my morning HBR reading. Read an interesting piece on employee performance and immediately was reminded of an organization I worked with, where the management ...

A great leader doesn’t take his team with him, he leaves an outstanding team behind him

"The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on." - Walter Lippman Having my morning Jasmine green ice tea at a table near a blooming Magnolia tree after my morning workout. Hope you're in a confortable place as well, maybe it's even ...

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 ...