How Do You Define Your Team's Potential?

“The next few weeks are going to be difficult, but now that we are past the most difficult part of the merger we will be able to work through anything that is getting in our way.”

The words still echoed in Steve’s head. Last week he finalized his team. He knew letting go of people [...]

Which Do You Prefer: Questions or Answers?

As a manager, when would you prefer to ask a question and when would you prefer to give answers?

Can you think of an example or a situation in which someone you know gave an answer when they should have been asking questions or vise versa?

The brain responds differently to questions and to answers. Questions [...]

Alice's Adventures in Managementland

“The most important thing right now is to redefine roles in a way that serves our sales efforts. I can understand the need to be involved as an owner…we need to serve the business with our strengths and that starts with seeing reality soberly.”  (COO, manufacturing industry)

…”Who are you?” said the Caterpillar…

“I–I hardly know, sir, [...]