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What kind of matrixed environment are you operating in?

Our reader poll today asks:  What kind of matrixed environment are you operating in? Highly matrixed: lots of complexity and many stakeholders I answer to: Moderately matrixed: it’s complex but it’s a managable number of stakeholders: Not very matrixed: it’s a simple organization with a couple of key stakeholders: Not matrixed: it’s a very simple […]

When you have a high performer whose performance starts dropping, how do you handle it?

Our reader poll today asks:  When you have a high performer whose performance starts dropping, how do you handle it? I let it sort itself out — they know what they’re supposed to do: 6% I give them a pretty long leash but intervene before it goes too far: 47% I nudge them early to […]

Have you heard the term “insecure overachiever” and if so, would you consider yourself one?

Our reader poll today asks:  Have you heard the term “insecure overachiever” and if so, would you consider yourself one? Yes. I have heard it, but I am not one: 18% Yes. I have heard it, and I definitely am one: 29% No. I have never heard the term: 53% Insecurity driving achievement. A term that’s been around for a long time […]

Is Your Executive Team Stressed? Then Move!

Our brains are under constant assault from stressors. To reduce the amount of stress you feel and to improve your resilience, move. Move around physically. Exercise. Walk while on conference calls. Move. Movement has huge benefits in terms of stress reduction and resilience. Today’s post is by Jon Wortmann, thoughtLEADERS principal and author of Hijacked […]

How well do your people behave as stewards of your organization’s resources?

Our reader poll today asks:  How well do your people behave as stewards of your organization’s resources? Crises are harder to lead in: 17.% Day-to-day environments are harder to lead in: 83.0% Harder to lead during the calm. It makes sense that it’s harder to lead a team during day-to-day calm periods. There’s no “enemy” […]

11 till Whenever – How to Stay Disciplined when Freelancing

The freelancing and entrepreneurial lifestyle seems like it has so many benefits like flexibility, setting your own hours, and doing your own thing. That flexibility, however, presents very real challenges to your efficiency and effectiveness. A few good habits can help you stay on track and get your work done. Today’s post is by Ed […]