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G is for Good…enough

Posted on Monday, April 8th, 2013 at 9:48 am by Gary Winters

When is good enough good enough? You see it all the time. That draft of the report is good enough. The presentation to staff was good enough. The error rate on product defects was good enough. The budget for that new project was good enough. The response time to customer emails is good enough. What […]


B is for Boring

Posted on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 at 12:13 pm by Gary Winters

Okay, let’s have a show of hands. How many of you would say the business meetings you attend are productive, participatory, and a good use of your time? Let’s try again. How many of you would say the meetings you attend are boring, energy-draining, and a terrible waste of time? Think of the last meeting […]


Are your employees engaged?

Posted on Friday, February 15th, 2013 at 11:57 am by Gary Winters

Engagement. You hear the word everywhere these days. As a buzz word, engagement may be the new empowerment. But what is it? An “engaged employee,” says Wikipedia, “is one who is fully involved in, and enthusiastic about their work, and thus will act in a way that furthers their organization’s interests. … Engagement is distinctly […]


Say, boss, I think I’m gonna retire…

Posted on Monday, February 4th, 2013 at 11:30 am by Gary Winters

If you’ve read What Your Boss Never Told You, my Quick Start Guide for New Managers, you met three types of employees – those who support you, those who sabotage, and those who split (but don’t actually leave). In March, I’m publishing a book to help managers with yet another kind of employee: those  who […]