Leading with Trust

10 Questions Great Bosses Regularly Ask Their People

Great leaders ask great questions. Too often leaders think they are the smartest person in the room, so they are quick to offer advice, give direction, and share their perspectives on how things should be done. Most leaders… 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

Stop Measuring Employee Performance and Start Evaluating This 1 Thing Instead

Your performance reviews are doing very little to impact the results of your organization. Although they are an annual ritual in most organizations, the traditional performance evaluation of whether an employee “meets” or “exceeds expectations” or “needs improvement”… Read More

The 1 Thing Every Employee Needs That Most Bosses Don’t Know How to Give

Every employee needs candid (yet caring) feedback about her performance, but most bosses shudder in fear at the thought of having that tough conversation. I’m the first to admit that having a discussion about an employee’s failing performance is… Read More

Be a Fair Leader by Treating Your Employees Like Chess Pieces, Not Checkers

When I was a young kid I used to love playing checkers with my younger sister. Part of the joy came from always beating her, which isn’t much of an accomplishment given she was four years younger than… Read More