This our final article in the series of Growing Managers. We started with the Discipline of Management, covered Promoting Smart, and the last edition was running a Manager Nursery. We identified the difference between management and leadership, what attributes to look for when promoting, and how to develop from within instead of hiring from the outside. Now the question is – how do I measure performance?
I spent several years running a leadership and management program for supervisors, managers, and executives. The following list is a summation of that experience and growing several companies. Once you have started developing your own talent, here are some rules for leading and managing.
I left corporate consulting many years ago to focus on the engine of the American economy—the small business. The statistic that defined my decision was 90 percent of all new jobs were created by just 5 percent. These companies were very small—under 20 employees—and could overcome the odds to achieve exponential growth. I was hooked; it became my obsession.
The world we live is an interesting place. At any given moment, during any given day, you never know how who you help some else. If you make someone’s day, smile at them, give them a ear, coach them or just inspire them with a few words of wisdom, hold them accountable or teach them […]
The biggest challenge in the landscape industry with regards to change is the people from within. Making the company a better place, one person, one team & one business unit at a time through communication, community, and leadership sounds easy, it’s not! The trick as Bill Gates says is… ‘Patience is a key element of […]