Bad People or Bad Management?

Bad People or Bad Management?

 The truth about a lot of the complaints we have about people is that they’re not bad people problems.  They’re management problems.

Good solid management training is rare.  Learn how people default to Micro or Good Luck Management and end up creating the people problems they complain about. More important, learn how to Actively Manage people for fewer headaches and better results.

MANAGEMENT: 7 Ways to Manage Without Micromanaging

MANAGEMENT:  7 Ways to Manage Without Micromanaging

NOBODY wants to be micromanaged.  And most of us don’t want to be a micromanager. 

Most micromanagers end up that way because they don’t really know how to delegate and/or they don’t have good people to give the work to.  Other managers, trying desperately to avoid being a micromanager/jerk, swing too far in the other direction.  

Good Luck Management isn’t actually better than micromanagement.   It’s just bad in a different way.

Learn the difference, and 7 smart ways to manage without micromanaging in this article.

HOW TO SCALE: The Problem with Personality Leadership

HOW TO SCALE:  The Problem with Personality Leadership

A lot of great entrepreneurs are essentially unicorns.  Smart, creative, high energy, enormous drive, and the ability to move people—they are not your average anything.  They can withstand the pressure and risks associated with starting a business and they have the smarts and willpower to run one. 

These “Personality Leaders” win because THEY can do things that other people can’t.   And that’s what gets them into trouble.

MANAGEMENT: 3 Questions to Ask When You're Thinking About Firing Someone

MANAGEMENT:  3 Questions to Ask When You're Thinking About Firing Someone

Our job as leaders is to run profitable enterprises that can continue to serve customers well and be a good opportunity for our other employees.  Keeping bad, unskilled, or ineffective people is a luxury most companies cannot afford to indulge in for long.  If you can’t afford to keep someone, if they aren’t needed, aren’t a fit, or they ARE an active problem it’s better for BOTH of you and for the organization to professionally transition them out. 

These are three smart questions to ask yourself when you're no longer sure someone is a good fit.