How do you manage several businesses at once, delegating while reserving the things for yourself that you do best? 

How do you manage several businesses at once, delegating while reserving the things for yourself that you do best? 

How do you navigate the tricky waters  of having a business partner? Wouldn’t you like to hear about  that from someone who’s already been there?  How about managing several businesses at once, delegating while reserving the things for yourself that you do...
Using Level 3 Conversations to Bring Out the Best in Your Staff

Using Level 3 Conversations to Bring Out the Best in Your Staff

  Drew just got done giving his staff of five the parameters of a new service they would be offering, how it would be rolled out, what the CEO wanted the company to be known for and what a high quality deliverable would look like.   Then he said, “Let’s now have a...
Getting Employees to Deliver Results

Getting Employees to Deliver Results

Mark was aggravated. Shelly had just told him, ‘We’re not going to meet our projections.” She had created goals that were important to the organization. Without their completion, other departments couldn’t move forward. Now she and her team were falling short. What...
Thanksgiving Every Day?

Thanksgiving Every Day?

Tom, a business manager, told me. “I don’t have to thank my employees. They’re doing their jobs. That’s what they’re paid to do. I’ll thank and praise them when they do something extra.” Me: “Do you like to be praised? Do you like to be thanked?” Tom: “Sure, but only...
Get off your ‘But’

Get off your ‘But’

“I liked everything you did on the project, but…” “You put in a lot of effort, but…” “I did everything you asked. But …” ‘But’ is a set up for negativity. It’s telling the listener that ‘the other shoe is about to drop’. It’s letting judgment come into the picture so...
Counting to 20

Counting to 20

I have a pool at my house in PA, just beyond the Poconos. Now that the summer is winding down  the temp is in the 80’s during the day and the 60’s at night. That means the pool water is cooling down. Ohh! Pretty chilly when I’m getting in to swim my laps. I like to be...