3 Steps to Getting Rid of Your Best Employees
There is a saying in business: “People don’t leave jobs, they leave managers.” I think that’s mostly true. I hear lots of supporting evidence from those I coach – both in business and in non-profit organizations. How a manager manages can make or break the job for his or her team.
4 Types of Challenges Leaders Face
There are the four types of issues faced by leaders. Listed in order of increasing complexity they are: puzzles, problems, dilemmas, and mysteries. As a leader’s responsibility increases, he or she will gradually face more high-complexity issues and fewer low-complexity ones. Knowing what kind of challenge you’re facing is a key to leading well.
My kids and I were watching Iron Man a few weeks ago when my son asked, “When does Iron Man sleep?” Together we reasoned that the arc reactor in his chest meant that Tony Stark needed very little sleep. After all, the arc reactor is a virtually self-sustaining power source. Forget 5-hour energy shots, Iron Man has a much longer battery life than that. If only we all had self-sustaining resources.