4 Questions New Leaders Should Ask

IDG (parent company for CIO, Computerworld, CSO, Infoworld, ITWorld and  MACWorld) asked what advice I would give new leaders. At the moment, I didn’t think it was going to be that hard. Then they added a constraint. I had to do it in less than 5 minutes. Watch the video on IDG.TV – http://www.idg.tv/video/79875/4-questions-new-leaders-should-ask For those of […]

New Leaders

There’s no such thing as constructive criticism

constructive criticism

Its that time of year again when managers deliver annual performance reviews.  Over my career, I’ve been shocked on how few managers have the leadership skill to properly deliver constructive criticism. This morning, I came across an interesting column by Tony Schwartz on hbr.org about mistakes we make in delivering criticism. He makes the point that in […]

Disagree at your own risk

  In my opinion, those organizations that encourage disagreement have a higher likelihood of success.  Why?  Because encouraging team member to voice their disagreement brings out alternative ideas, enhancements and perspectives that management didn’t consider or overlooked. Be careful because most organizations don’t have a culture that supports open disagreement.  Once management makes their decision, […]