Failing Your Annual Review

Failing Your Annual Review
  Imagine for a moment being an naval explorer from antiquity. You set sail from the Old World, plotting a course that will take you across the vast and deep sea toward your foreign destination. The trip will be long and wrought with dangers. Head winds will hinder your progress. Cross winds will blow you off course. Storms will rise, tossing the... Read More

Closing your laptop in meetings

Closing your laptop in meetings
About a year ago, a friend of mine introduced me to a weekly podcast from Manager-Tools. In each cast, Michael Auzenne and Mark Horstman share some of the lessons they’ve learned about how to be a more effective manager. These are actionable techniques rather than purely theoretical concepts. I regularly listen to one of their podcasts while I’m driving to... Read More