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?

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

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

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

The 8 principles a disruptive leader follows for success

Disruptive leadership is a widely discussed topic in the last several years.  Companies and leaders move from traditionally established ways to lead to more flexible approaches.  Mistakes have been transformed from something negative in people's experience to a good basis for growth and development.  People are now free to make mistakes and learn from these … Continue reading The 8 principles a disruptive leader follows for success

How to create meaningful mission for your team

Today  most  organizations have written their mission statements to show the world why  they  exist.  But still,  having a company  mission does not help  you if you  don’t have the right people to  fulfill it. Organizational  mission is a complex of understandings and beliefs why  organization exists,  but still, written somewhere is not enough  to … Continue reading How to create meaningful mission for your team

10 qualities of an exceptional leader who leads by example

In a constantly  moving economy , companies still need to  do  a lot of work  to ensure they  have the right leaders developed,  who  are able to  meet the demands of the environment and lead the company  and the team to  the next  big growth  milestones.  The paradigms of leadership  have replaced the widely  admired … Continue reading 10 qualities of an exceptional leader who leads by example

4 questions to ask yourself when trying to build skillful communication in a difficult moment

More than 5 years ago I have had 2 colleagues that worked very well together. They were together in tuff projects,  they were together in personal life.  Both looked like best friends.  When one of them was in a hard to deal situation the other one joined to help him overcome it,  no matter what … Continue reading 4 questions to ask yourself when trying to build skillful communication in a difficult moment

4 areas to focus your attention to grant success

One of the hardest challenges to  deal  with,  when you  have to  engage people in working on something big  is dealing with  their boredom.  Everyday  we meet people who  start  with  enthusiasm,  just to  find out that  after several  hours of “hard work” these same people are not more interested in the subject  and want … Continue reading 4 areas to focus your attention to grant success

4 universal principles to follow if you want to progress in everything

Did you shortly experience a state of mind where you stay and don’t even get a clue what you should do next to move forward?  If your answer is YES,  then you are not alone.   According to a Boston  Consulting Group survey,  conducted back in 2018,  43% of people are waiting for something outside them, … Continue reading 4 universal principles to follow if you want to progress in everything