There are those who think that managing people
is like herding cats.
I know, because I used to believe it too.
Promoted as a “high potential” individual contributor, I was clearly unprepared for the challenges of managing others.
Instead, I was congratulated for my promotion, given a hearty handshake, and told “You’ll do great! You start Monday.”
With my head swollen with pride and my heart pounding with anxiety, I launched my managerial career, nearly doing a belly-slam as I dove in. The best, and probably only thing I had going in my favor was a burning desire to learn how the great managers did what they did.
I discovered a passion early in my managerial career. I was determined to learn what effective managers did – and pass that along to others. Not academic theories, but actual, practical, everyday actions that made their jobs easier and productive.
To date, I have consulted with 300+ organizations, facilitated management workshops for over 40,000 participants, and coached leaders from front-line supervisors to CEOs. I started a blog, The Leadership Almanac, in 2008, and wrote seven books (so far) which are all geared toward making your job easier.
If you want to make your job easier, choose an option below:
Choose from two collections of practical, affordable books:
- The Just In Time series are bite-sized nuggets focusing on an issue you’re dealing with right now.
- Others are full-size books, written in a conversational style, each with dozens of stories and anecdotes illustrating effective management techniques.
For over thirty years, I’ve been designing and delivering hundreds of workshops, seminars and team building retreats, over 40,00 participants to date. I primarily focus on new (or potential) supervisors and managers.
All can be customized to meet specific client needs. Nowadays, all (except team building) can be delivered by Zoom.
What do top athletes have in common? They’re at the top of their game – and they all have a coach. They know you can take yourself only so far without the help of others.
As your coach, I dedicate my full attention to you. I can help you move from where you are to where you want to be, by focusing exclusively on strategies and techniques to reach your goals.
In The Leadership Almanac, you can explore the nitty gritty of leadership, from how leaders create a compelling vision of the future to how they sweat the small stuff, from how they make tough decisions to how they navigate a difficult conversation, from how they inspire to what makes them perspire, and much, much more.