Make the Call

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For the most part, we will benefit by making the decision then making that right rather than hemming and hawing to make the right decision. Make the call, good leader.   In your corner, Mike PS: Making a decision right means committing to it and following through with deep confidence (not hyperbole or bravado) that […]

The Wise Manager

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The new manager asks or tells people what to do and wonders, “Why won’t they do what I want?” Telling louder or more nicely works but just for a while. The wise manager discovers what makes a win (big, long-term and small, near-term) for them then asks something like, “How can we both get what […]

Email Etiquette Rule #6

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Email remains a vital business tool. And, for many reasons, it is one we love to hate. If we all follow a few etiquette rules, email can become much more useful and much less painful. Here is Email Etiquette Rule #6: Say less. Given their busyness, we cannot expect our readers to spend lots of […]

Email Etiquette Rule #4

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Email remains a vital business tool. And, for many reasons, it is one we love to hate. If we all follow a few etiquette rules, email can become much more useful and much less painful. Here is Email Etiquette Rule #4: The “ask” goes first. After writing a smart subject line, start the body of […]