How do I: Manage Up? Don’t! Do this, instead.
Many of my blogs are triggered by someone asking a question. That’s the case with this one, as well. In this situation, a friend is adjusting to some leadership changes in her organization. My short answer to the question “How Do I Manage Up”? is DON’T. That is the wrong question. The better question is…Read More
How Do I: Onboard a Remote New Colleague?
A former colleague recently asked me for some advice on this topic. There are literally millions of answers out there on the web. In fact, a simple Google search yielded more than 18 million hits – and that was with a properly formatted Boolean search! The rest of this post will reflect my own personal…Read More
How Do I: Launch a New Project?
This is the latest in my “How Do I” series of blogs. Readers are encouraged to provide feedback and suggest additional topics for this series. See my contact information at the end of this post. =================================================================================== Recently, a former colleague reached out to talk about how to handle a new assignment. He has never led…Read More
How Do I: Manage a Remote Underperformer?
We all know that COVID is not going away any time soon. Many people managers are evaluating performance remotely for the first time in their careers. This blog post is intended to offer some practical suggestions to help managers address the challenge of managing difficult performance situations remotely. Are the Basics in Place Assure that…Read More
How To Be an Excellent Employee
Among other things, I have led a Business Intelligence team. Recently, one of my colleagues asked for guidance on how to be an excellent employee. None of this is rocket science or profound in any way but the question gave me pause and I thought I would share my response. I think there are six…Read More