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, ...

Employee motivation: making sense out of employee benefits and other perks

"Price is what you pay. Value is what you get." - Warren Buffet My morning honey yuzu green tea routine was interrupted today by a friend of mine asking me what to do to motivate a Senior Manager in her business team. A Senior Manager that has been in her team for long and whose salary ...

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 ...