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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 […]

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” […]

Have you ever used online video-based learning for professional development?

Our reader poll today asks:  Have you ever used online video-based learning for professional development? Yes, all the time both for me and my team: 54% Yes. but just for me: 35% Not for me, but I have for my team: 5% Neither my team not I have ever used it: 7% Video is ubiquitous, but […]

What is your view of retirement?

Our reader poll today asks:  What is your view of retirement? I want to stop working ASAP and do absolutely nothing: 17% I want to work as long as I possibly can:  19% I want to cut back dramatically but still be gainfully employed: 30% I want to pursue a second career in a new […]