Leading with Trust

The 3 Ingredients of Great Performance Management

My wife is a big fan of TV cooking shows. You name it, she likes to watch it: IronChef, TopChef, Great American Food Truck, and MasterChef, just to name a few. While recently watching an episode of MasterChef… Read More

10 Amazingly Simple Ways to Thank Your Employees

Since this is Thanksgiving week in the U.S., I thought I’d re-share one of my most popular posts about how to build trust through the power of telling people “thank you.” Saying “thank you” is one of the… Read More

A Better Boss or a Pay Raise? What Would YOUR Employees Choose?

Ask yourself this question: If I gave my employees a choice between receiving a pay raise or me becoming a better boss, which would they choose? Chances are you’d probably say your employees would choose a pay raise,… Read More

5 Tips for Handling Delicate Conversations

One of the certainties of managerial life is there will be occasions where you need to have a delicate conversation with someone. No matter if it’s an employee, colleague, or vendor, the thought of having a potentially challenging… Read More

These 3 Actions Will Make You Everyone’s Favorite Boss

I remember the rude awakening my oldest son received when he moved into a management position with a national pizza chain. He learned what it was like to carry a greater level of responsibility, deal with unreliable employees,… Read More

10 Ways to Tell if Your Boss is Trustworthy

Everyone deserves to work for a trustworthy boss. Unfortunately, in today’s business world, that seems to be the exception rather than the norm. Cases in point: One survey depressingly shows that 82% of people don’t trust their boss to… Read More

10 Ways Leaders Aren’t Making Time for Their Team Members (Infographic)

Performance planning, coaching, and review are the foundation of any well-designed performance management system, but the results of a recent study suggest that leaders are falling short in meeting the expectations of their direct reports. Researchers from The… Read More

5 Characteristics of All-Star Leaders and Managers

Many of the world’s greatest baseball players will put their talent on display in America’s Finest City on Tuesday, July 12th, as my hometown San Diego hosts Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game. There are common traits and characteristics… Read More

3 Ways To Be Everyone’s Favorite Manager

My oldest son recently moved into a management position with a national pizza chain. He’s getting his first taste of life as a manager and, well, let’s just say it’s been a little bittersweet. He’s learning what it’s… Read More

Leadership Development Carnival – June 2016

It’s my pleasure to host the June 2016 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival. This month’s collection of articles is a treasure trove of wisdom from many of the world’s premier leadership, management, and coaching thought leaders and… Read More

3 Practical Strategies for Leading Virtual Teams

In 1997 I asked my boss to consider allowing me to telecommute on a part-time basis. My proposal went down in flames. Although the company already had field-based people who telecommuted full-time, and my boss herself worked from… Read More

10 Ways Leaders Aren’t Making Time For Their People

Today’s post is an infographic of ten gaps that exist between team members and their leaders in the area of performance management. The bad news is this survey reveals employees aren’t getting enough direction and support from their… Read More