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 ...

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. ...

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 ...