Category Archives: Management skills

Our Mission : Helping You Meet Your Mission

We do basic management consulting for small businesses, churches, and schools. Our greatest expertise is understanding the social dynamics of the workgroup. The second is sympathetic coaching of the frontline manager.  Original assessment research and follow-up required. Topics for training … Continue reading

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The Job of Every Leader is Coach

Jack Welch’s book, Winning, was hailed as the best management book ever. It is still thought provoking, even if his own legacy has been questioned. One thing he says about leadership is that it is defined by coaching. Every interaction … Continue reading

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Time to Prepare for Job Performance Reviews – Help Here

As Andy Williams crooned, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” No, I’m not talking about Christmas. I’m talking about March Madness! I’m a big fan of college basketball and the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is like Christmas in … Continue reading

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Coaching to Support Learning: 3 Best Practices

In Education, we often forget the importance of training — and implementation. Nothing can be more important to the lead educator than being the lead learner and the cheerleader for the coach she/he has brought in to train the staff.

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One Best Thing to do to Reduce Employee Turnover! Surprising!

Lots of my clients got in a management position because they loved what they were doing: teaching children, making furniture, preaching — not because they wanted to read management books. Now, they are, however, managers. One of the biggest challenges … Continue reading

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Most People Hire Wrong.

Top advice for making good hires is the most overlooked; indeed, it is usually instituted exactly opposite to optimal. Check out Jack Welch’s advice and compare to your own observations. In my quest to bring you the best management advice, … Continue reading

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Definite Techniques for Transformation

Triggers,  by Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter       NY: Random, 2015 Okay, folks, we are talking about psychology and behavior here, not guns. This book begins sounding very psychologically oriented, but it was written by a management consultant, often brought in … Continue reading

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On Becoming a Leader

Warren Bennis On Becomng a Leader Addison-Wesley 1989 A classic. With experience on both the academic and practical side, Bennis covers the how of becoming a leader. The key to full self-expression is understanding oneself and the world and the … Continue reading

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Top 5 Organizational Tip as Fresh "Year" Begins

Students are going back to school this week here. Early Childhood teachers are getting the last bulletin board put up. Parents are browsing through aisles of school supplies. There is a fresh breeze of fall discernible, as we launch into … Continue reading

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The Biggest Secret of all: Success is Built on Character

“Half the team doesn’t trust the boss” Says Dan Rockwell in his blog today, citing a recent study. When managers withhold information, are unrealistically optimistic, or use put-downs, their employees do not trust them. Without trust, there will not be … Continue reading

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