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You Cause Underperformance

The number one reason there is underperformance around you is because of you, not anyone else. Whether you’re a partner dealing with managers or an associate dealing with interns, you’re not dealing with the underperformance of others. So much so, that YOU OWE THEM AN...

Left Holding the Bag

Most of the time, I encourage you to delegate, give people space to perform, and provide good feedback so they will learn. But this week in my coaching, I heard several times where delegators aren’t paying enough attention to whom they delegate. That is, you have...

The Hardest is Preferable

High performers find that the hardest people to work for aren’t the demanding, high-expectation managers and partners. For high performers, the hardest people to work for are the ones who are the easiest to work for. It may sound like double-speak, but it’s true. If...

Goals Aren’t Enough

In the December 8 message, Your Presence is Showing, I challenged you to identify a characteristic or trait by which you wanted to be known by the end of 2015. Did you do it? Hopefully you gave it some thought. Now it’s time to be specific and name it. This is...

Factory Foreman Isn’t Enough

The research is clear on what engages professionals: learning, developing and growing. These are absolutely critical to knowledge workers (FYI: that’s you and your colleagues). That means MANDATORY, not optional. That’s what separates 21st century professionals from...