5 things a manager can’t (and shouldn’t) delegate

"You have to do many things yourself. Things that you cannot delegate." - Nadine Gramling As you already know, I truly believe managers should build teams, empower team members and orchestrate the implementation of main tasks. I believe managers should and must delegate... a lot. However, in my opinion, they should delegate everything but some tasks that ...

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 ...

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 ...