Message: Impossible

A few days ago, Tom Cruise was recorded berating his crew on the UK set of Mission: Impossible 7. His f-bomb-filled rant lasted several minutes. He singled out crew members and threatened everyone with losing their jobs.

Cruise is an actor of course, but as a producer, he’s also the boss. And a movie set […]

By |2020-12-18T20:58:36+00:00December 18th, 2020|Categories: Post|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Ask Me No Questions

When an employee questions one of your decisions, how does it make you feel? Is your first thought, “Who do they think they are?” Are you tempted to say, “That’s above your pay grade?”

Or are you happy to take a few moments and explain why you made the call you did?

Your answer reveals a lot […]

By |2020-10-27T20:03:30+00:00October 27th, 2020|Categories: Post|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

It’s Good to Be the Boss

Why is it so great to be a manager? Because finally, after all those years of butt-kissing, pride swallowing, teeth clenching agony, it’s your turn on top. You’re the boss now. What you say goes.

It’s time for people to kiss your butt and fear your wrath. And it’s time for you to get your hands […]

By |2020-12-12T01:22:47+00:00September 8th, 2020|Categories: Post|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Part 2: That moment when you realize…

…you are a dick manager.

You’re having a discussion with an employee who can sometimes be a little defiant. Their heart is in the right place—probably—but they get no points for style. They are blunt and accusatory and though they may have a point, their attitude makes it hard for you to admit it.

Finally, after going […]

By |2020-10-22T00:22:08+00:00August 5th, 2020|Categories: Post|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

You Need to Show Some Respect

Who wants a weak manager for a boss? Who believes a weak manager will step up and do the right thing when the going gets tough? Who thinks a weak manager is capable of looking out for the team and really having employees’ backs?

The answer, of course, is nobody. Nobody wants to work for a […]

By |2020-10-21T21:17:54+00:00July 9th, 2020|Categories: Post|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments
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