• Why Should I Delegate? - Tips From The Manager’s Answer Book

    We hear this question a lot in our consulting work with managers at all levels. Some people don’t want to delegate work because they don’t want to give up doing the things they love to do. Others say they don’t delegate because they can do the work faster or better (or faster AND better) than showing someone else how to do the task.Manager’s Tips:  If any of these reasons apply to you, let’s consider why you should delegate.Delegating routine tasks frees u...

  • Becoming a Great Boss

    When we were writing The Manager’s Answer Book, we gathered a lot of great questions that managers were likely to ask.  We interviewed other successful managers, and we drew from our own business experiences.  Once the book was published, we were the ones being interviewed about the book.To celebrate National Boss’s Day, which falls on October 16 this year, we wanted to share some of our insights, recognizing that individuals are often promoted with little prepara...

  • Just Got Promoted. Now What? Tips From The Manager’s Answer Book

    Getting a big promotion is something to be celebrated. You’ve worked hard and proven your value to your organization, and it’s paid off for you.After you celebrate your success, take time to think about how you will approach your new responsibilities. If you now manage people who used to be your peers, consider how you will handle the fact that you’re no longer their co-worker; you’re now their manager.If you’re now managing a different department, you still face th...

  • National Ask a Stupid Question Day

    Now I know for sure that there is day for everything!  Who knew there’s a National Ask a Stupid Question Day?  It’s celebrated on September 28 or, if that date is a weekend like in 2019, it is officially on the last Friday of September.Ask A Stupid Question Day was created by teachers in the 1980’s to get kids to ask more questions in school. It started in the United States, but is now celebrated in lots of other countries including India and Britain.I have ...

  • How Do You Not Know This? Tips From The Manager’s Answer Book

    A commentator on the news recently referred to LBJ, and quickly clarified he was not talking about LeBron James but rather the president in the 1960s. This brought to mind a conversation I had a few years ago with my nephew, Jim, a border-line Baby Boomer and his husband, Rich, a GenXer. Rich was telling us, “We recently watched the movie All the Way about Lyndon Baines Johnson.”  Huh, I thought.  Who refers to him as Lyndon Baines Johnson?  He’s LBJ, a...

  • Optimism & Positive Thinking

    “Optimism—It’s not just a mindset. It’s a behavior.” I saw this on a meme posted on social media. It got me thinking about several things.

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