Don’t Micro-Manage; Inspire Your People

As a manager, you manage tasks; as a leader, you influence people.  It’s time to focus on the latter role. In the old work of command-and-control, managers could walk around and help people manage their tasks.  Sometimes it was constructive; too often it...

How to Present Yourself for Career Advancement

Most people give you advice on what to do. It’s refreshing when someone takes the opposite tact. Carter Cast, in The Right and Wrong Stuff: How Brilliant Careers are Made and Unmade, shares how constructive negative feedback from his boss forced him to rethink how he...