Three Mistakes That Cause Leaders to Ask “Why Is Our Strategy Failing?”

By | 2017-04-18T10:44:43+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Manager Development, Root Blog|

Q1 has closed and senior leaders around the world are pulling numbers to find out how they’re doing. Some are high-fiving and excited to keep things rolling, but others are forced to ask themselves, “What the heck is going on? Why don’t our people get it? Where is our talent? Why is our strategy failing?” [...]

6 Secrets of Mega-Productive Managers

By | 2017-02-14T10:22:01+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Manager Development, Root Blog|

You know that co-worker whose inbox is always empty? How about the one who never fails to do the pre-work before training sessions? Or, the one who gets their expenses done before the plane even touches down on the tarmac? You know… those stunning overachieving masters of productivity that you love to hate? Add the [...]

How to Understand What’s Really Happening in Your Company – The Power of Observation

By | 2017-02-09T15:40:21+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Manager Development, Root Blog|

Watch what your people are doing instead of focusing on what they ought to be doing Have you ever watched a horror movie and yelled at the main character not to go down into the basement? Maybe you’ve played Monday morning quarterback after yet another gut-wrenching Bears’ loss? When you do that, you are using [...]

Four Sure-Fire Ways Leaders Can Empower Managers

By | 2017-04-05T13:30:36+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|Manager Development, Root Blog|

  How do leaders effectively engage their people as they pass the baton to managers (who most often have varying degrees of people-engagement skills)? It’s a risky business! Leaders, Stop Doing Your Managers’ Jobs In some cases, highly motivated leaders feel compelled to go around the less-charismatic managers, or even other leaders, to get their [...]

New Study Reveals Managers as the Most Undertrained and Unappreciated Employee

By | 2017-02-10T15:42:05+00:00 April 14th, 2015|Manager Development, Root Blog|

Managers. They’re a critical element of your business. They are the engines that keep things humming by mentoring and motivating staff, watching over the front line, and keeping the day-to-day moving forward while leaders maintain an eye on the big picture. Are you doing everything you can to help these mission-critical players be successful? Are [...]

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