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look out the window

Do You Look Out the Window or in the Mirror?

Mister Collins was saying that if you look out the window instead of in the mirror, it’s possible you are not doing the right thing.
poorly performing employee

What Can You Do With a Poorly Performing Employee

No, you should not let a poorly performing employee go. At least not on the first warning, because then you will end up alone in the company.
measuring

You Can’t Have Performance without Measuring

You need to keep measuring every activity in order to track its progress/regress. If you go shopping for shoes, you ask for a specific size.
down the stairs

Try to Get Down the Stairs on All Fours

Even if you ever tried to climb the stairs on all fours just for fun or ‘cause you actually needed it it’s quite unlikely you have ever tried to go down the stairs the same way.
unread emails

Don’t Leave Any Unread Emails

If you work for a company, no matter the size, it’s quite obvious you need to deal with a whole bunch of unread emails every day.
delegation

Why Delegation Is So Important to a Manager

Delegation should be amongst the first chapters of the book “How to Become a Boss for Dummies”. The process itself means that you empower someone.
good boss

5 Most Read Articles of 2018

You'll find below 5 of the most read articles of 2018, a combination of vegan steaks combined with a leadership deserts.Click on each title to open the articles.
replace a colleague

The Ultimate Guide on How to Replace a Colleague

You certainly encountered this situation before – to replace a colleague who is on holiday or who left the company for good.
presentation

How to Give a Presentation

It’s very likely that during your career you have already needed to give a presentation at some point, in front of a smaller or larger audience.
midday

What Have You Achieved By Midday?

Tell me if this sounds familiar – when noon is approaching you realize you haven’t yet achieved not even half of your scheduled tasks?
autopilot

What Do You Do On Autopilot?

What do you mean you don’t work on autopilot? You may very well think you don’t, but you have another thing coming.
lying

How Can You Handle a Lying Colleague?

With or without intention, when a colleague – be it a peer, subordinate or worst case, a superior – is lying to you, it really sucks big time and any future collaboration with that person becomes questionable.
priority

How Do You Set your Highest Priority?

It’s very good to have priority, especially when the rest of the world needs to wait for you. Of course, this lasts until somebody decides to dodge you or runs you over on the cross-walk.
democracy

There Is No Democracy Within Companies

I hope you didn’t think there is democracy within the companies you work for and that we each get a vote on how to do our job. This thing with voting applies merely when choosing a location for the end of the year party, not for serious business decisions.
rights

Employment Means Losing Some Rights

It’s one thing to be on your own and another to be employed, you’ll have to give up some rights; you can’t keep doing whatever pops into your mind.
cappuccino

Milk-free Cappuccino

After the success of an original product, there are plenty of people who are gonna say they are not good enough and they wait for the milk free cappuccino.
yearly evaluation

Counting Only on the Yearly Evaluation is Dumb

Yes, you read well, it’s dumb to wait the yearly evaluation as the only way to manage your people and their performance. You cannot count only on these.
weeds

Did You Pluck the Weeds out of Your Life?

If you don’t get rid of the weeds, anything else you plant near by, either grass, flowers or fruit tree, the result will be negative.
change

What Is Change?

Change is not what it may seem and I don’t even want to go near the famous resistance to change that has been part of the struggle.
lost without me

They’d Be Lost Without Me!

If you’d realize how important and critical I am for the company I work for, you’d realize they will be lost without me. Does this sound familiar?
office politics

Office Politics

As much as we want to say that it doesn’t exist or that “we” don’t have it, office politics has a very important role in any organization.
train yourself

How to Train Yourself

When the company doesn’t provide the training (you think) you deserve, you always have the option to train yourself. You are responsible for your presence.
anyone

You Cannot Teach Just Anyone, To Anything

You cannot do anything, you can’t become anyone, the same as you cannot learn anything, but what matters a lot is the “teacher”.
sleep

If You Don’t Sleep Enough, You Mess Yourself

I know you have a super important project to finish in order to meet a DEADline and there’s no way you can get enough sleep.
doing our best

Are We Doing Our Best or Really Doing?

The phrase "We are doing our best to... “is very often, but most of the times is just bullshit - you simply didn't try hard enough.
market demand

Do You Provide for the Market Demand or Do You Educate the Market?

No matter if you are selling products or services, you can’t ignore the market’s demand. No way! Others have ignored the market and now they're gone.
comfort zone

Why Are you Advised to Step Out of the Comfort Zone?

Everyone talks about the comfort zone like talking about a disease you must get rid of soon or else you’ll rot and die altogether.
best people

Keep the Best People in Your Team

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Your role as a manager is to deliver the results you are responsible for, to develop and keep the best people. You must trust them.
KPI

KPI Do Or I Don’t

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KPI = Key Performance Indicators are among the first things you learn when you start your career, like it or not, this is how you will live.
waste time

Hey Boss, How Much Time Do You Waste Daily?

To waste time in a day doesn’t necessarily mean you don’t do anything. If the work day had 12 hours, you’ll certainly have something to fill them up with.