Confessions of a Reformed Control Freak – Actionable Books

A big shout out to Andy Budgell of Actionable Books for his review of my management development book – “Confessions of a Reformed Control Freak – The Top Ten Sins Most Managers Make & How to Avoid Them”. I wrote this book so first time managers, team leaders and supervisors could learn from my sins. And trust me – in my 40+ year career as a general manager for one of Canada’s most successful and respected companies and an award-winning entrepreneur – I’ve committed each of one of these sins at one time or another. I know from experience what works – and more importantly – what doesn’t work when it comes to communicating and interacting effectively with others. I’ve posted the review here for you to read. Let me know what you think. Better yet – Contact me directly to purchase an autographed copy for yourself or someone you know.

Confessions of a Reformed Control Freak – Actionable Books.

How Great Bosses Motivate Employees | Inc.com 2

Do you hire stupid people or do they just get stupid after working for you? Your role as a manager is to teach your people what they need to know to accomplish what you’ve hired them to do. If you aren’t – you’re robbing them of their opportunity to grow. Managers must do 3 things very well. They must be able to communicate, educate and delegate effectively. Great article by Jeff Haden. Well worth the read. – Enjoy

How Great Bosses Motivate Employees | Inc.com.

Top 10 Lies Leaders Tell Themselves « Leadership Freak

What lies do you tell yourself? Are they just little white lies or big fat bold ones? Perception is reality so if you tell yourself the same lie over and over again – you’ll soon start to believe it. Here’s a great blog posting by the “Leadership Freak”. It’ll give you something to think about it. Stay Focused – Enjoy the read.

Top 10 Lies Leaders Tell Themselves « Leadership Freak.

What Women Want in Their Leaders – Athena Vongalis-Macrow and Andrea Gallant – Harvard Business Review

How do you choose who you want to follow? What traits do you look for in your leaders? When you think of a leader that you admire – what is it about their style that you identify with? We may not all want to lead – but we do get a say in who we’ll follow.

What Women Want in Their Leaders – Athena Vongalis-Macrow and Andrea Gallant – Harvard Business Review.