Motivation and satisfaction

How much control should you keep – the Tannenbaum and Shmidt management styles updated to the 21st century?

Тhe most fundamental leadership style theory to know about and understand is Tannenbaum and Schmidt's management continuum. They were a couple of American guys who came up with this theory. And what they said is it's all about control. It's all about deciding how much control to have and how much to give away. And… Continue reading How much control should you keep – the Tannenbaum and Shmidt management styles updated to the 21st century?

Leadership

A simple strategy to deal with passive-aggressive people at work

We have all seen passive-aggressive people.  This group is often represented by people who, on the surface, look calm and understanding, but below that surface look like a lava river. The difficulty with passive and passive-aggressive people is that there is no channel for communication built between them and you.  With openly aggressive people you… Continue reading A simple strategy to deal with passive-aggressive people at work

Productivity

The big arrow or how important is alignment when you plan the future

Several years ago I was hired to facilitate executive team off-site meeting in a mid-sized company.  The goal of the meeting shred to me was to find opportunities for upgrading their efforts and results during the next year. Everyone looked engaged,  presentations were going as planned,  people were strict with the timekeeping.  At the beginning,… Continue reading The big arrow or how important is alignment when you plan the future

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3 things to consider if you want to hire the next star for your team

We live in a century where talent is in shortage.  Often we search and search and search for the best in class talent,  just to realize,  after months of searching that the people we meet are not covering all points of our ideal profile. I have a live example from my work where a manager… Continue reading 3 things to consider if you want to hire the next star for your team