Is Your Succession Management Program DOA? Ten Questions for Taking the Pulse
June 7th, 2013 by Bill Mugavin
Hardly a day goes by that I don’t see an article, hear a conversation, or answer a question about succession management. It’s all the rage these days and a top concern of many of the leaders with whom I work. Of course we know there are plenty of good reasons organizations should keep succession management top of mind (including the boomer exodus, skill shortages, rapid pace of change in business, and more).
This Could Be Why You’re Not Accomplishing Anything
May 30th, 2013 by Linda Dausend
Multitasking is part of our job as leaders. While there is a lot being said about how many tasks we can effectively handle in one instant (studies say only one!), those tasks just can’t go away.
Four Tips to Engage Managers (So They Won’t Quit on the Job)
May 23rd, 2013 by Nancy S. Ahlrichs
If your managers don’t see themselves staying for at least two more years, what else don’t they see themselves doing for and with your organization? What else are they not doing right now?
Stop Promoting Bad Apples (In Fact, Stop Promoting Apples!)
May 14th, 2013 by Bill Mugavin
The practice of creating bad management apples continues in organizations today. A bad management apple (not to be confused with a bad person) is an apple that does not have the skill, natural propensity, or drive to tackle the incredibly challenging job of a manager.
If We Don’t Inform and Educate You with this Post . . . We’ll Hold Ourselves Accountable
May 7th, 2013 by Linda Dausend
How much of your success is up to you—your choice, your actions, your behavior—versus outside conditions?
If you said anything less than 85 percent, then according to Linda Galindo, author of The 85% Solution: How Personal Accountability Guarantees Success, you most certainly blame your problems and failures (big or small, personal or professional) on other people, circumstances beyond your control, or just plain bad luck.