Tag Archives: Expectations

Leadership Fatigue

Is there any doubt that leadership is exhausting? Dealing with constant deadlines. Changing priorities. Difficult personnel. And conflict – with employees, other managers, customers. In fact leadership means you’re always up. Always on stage. Always under scrutiny. Without question, the mental and emotional effort involved in leadership can be very tiring. As a leader, you’ve […]

Are Your People Rowing in the Same Direction?

It has become so commonplace that it almost seems like an odd week when I don’t have a bad experience at a restaurant. Surprisingly, it rarely has anything to do with the food. Usually, it’s poor service. Or indifference. Or both. Last weekend, my wife and I traveled to St. Louis to visit kids and […]

Why Your Employees Are Miserable

So, I recently came across an article by Steve Tobak entitled “7 Signs You May Be a Bad Manager.” Good article. Good observations. In fact, one of Steve’s observations immediately caught my attention: One thing most bad managers have in common is they’re not consciously aware that they’re bad managers. And if they are aware […]