micromanaging

The Foundation is Built in the Weeds

June 17, 2015
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Stay out of the weeds! It’s often regarded as sage advice for all mid- to upper level leaders, but the reality, especially for entrepreneurs, is that the foundation of a business is built in the weeds. Leaders of young businesses who dwell in the weeds aren’t micromanaging; they’re establishing a foundation. When the foundation is […]

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6 Characteristics of Passionate Employees

April 4, 2014
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Are there people who do not have a passion for anything? Is passion an essential ingredient for a successful employee? Should our employees bring the passion, or is it up to us to create it?

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The 4 Don’ts of Delegating

July 18, 2013
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Delegating is a skill set all leaders must master. However, if done improperly it can lead to a massive sore spot with your teammates. Today, I thought it would be fun to share some of the most common don’ts of delegating. 1. Delegating Only the Crap Don’t just delegate your crappy stuff and hang onto […]

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Let it Go

March 28, 2013
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“Just the very act of letting go of money, or some other treasure, does something within us. It destroys the demon ‘greed.’” – Richard Foster Letting go is hard. As leaders, we can be greedy, struggling to let go of the intangibles that we believe define who we are or the importance of what we […]

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Four Ways That Leaders Boost (or Bust) Their Team’s Confidence

March 3, 2011
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Confidence. It’s not only an important leadership element to possess; it’s also an important element to instill in others. Are your followers more confident under your leadership or do you strain their confidence level? While I believe that a person should be the strength behind their own confidence, I also believe that leaders can build and […]

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