At the winter holiday break during my 8th grade year, I brought home a special gift for my parents – an “F” in English on my report card. And these were the old days when the teachers wrote in the grade in pen; so it was in RED. Ouch. It was not a total surprise, but I didn’t think I was doing that badly. The best part about this story – and probably the best learning … [Read more...] about My “F” in English
How can you become a leadership “multiplier?” How can you be the leader that makes their teams smarter and more productive? Following are some insights to these questions from research reported in Harvard Business Review. *Become a Talent Magnet. Recruit the best people for positions and allocate their responsibilities according to their natural talents. Invest in … [Read more...] about You Can Be a Leadership Multiplier
Gallup research has shown that “leaving a bad manager” is the number one reason people leave jobs – it’s not the job itself. You are probably not a bad boss. But wouldn’t you like to know what it takes to be an AMAZING boss? Research reported in Harvard Business Review gives us some tips on becoming more amazing bosses. Here are some of the ideas: *Manage … [Read more...] about How You Can Be An Amazing Boss
You are in a zone while working on a project; laser focused. Then there is a knock at the door. And, no, it is not a quick little interruption. It is that colleague of yours who can mercilessly chat away large chunks of time. And your focus is gone. What do you do about a chatty coworker? A recent article in Harvard Business Review has the following … [Read more...] about Dealing With Your Chatty Coworker
One thing that the pandemic has taught us is that we really can be productive in a virtual work environment. But now that many of us are going back to the office – at least some of the time – when do we really need to meet in person? A recent article in Harvard Business Review suggests some questions to help figure out if we need to meet and – if so – in person or … [Read more...] about When To Meet in Person?