Managing the squeaky wheel

If you’ve managed teams or organisations for a while, you know there’s invariably one.  The team member who gets categorised as “high-maintenance” or sometimes even “highly strung”. They are valuable members of the team, often solid engineers, technologists or other specialists, but they consume a disproportionate amount of your time as a manager.

So what can be done? Continue reading “Managing the squeaky wheel”

Decision and Discipline

Inertia is tough to overcome.  We become comfortable, and in becoming comfortable, we become less hungry, more steady state.  Energy comes from uncertainty and instability- channeling the energy leads to movement, hopefully in the right direction.

To begin channeling the energy, we have to first take a step; we need to make a decision to start. Continue reading “Decision and Discipline”

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