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, ...

You can’t force a kid to eat. How could you force an adult to work?

"The creation of the civil society is the victory of persuasion over force." - Plato We all know we can't force a kid to eat. Or a cat for that matter. How come as managers we get ourselves to think that we can force our team to work? The paradox of nowadays business environment. Yes, it's that ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...