managers

Being ‘Right’ Doesn’t Make You Right

Thinking you are right is a blind spot; not just for intellectuals, but for anyone who places being right above being sensitive to his or her surroundings. Allowing others to be right, even when you believe there is a better…

What Do You Do When Bosses Go Wild?

“I see the classic image of the boss as a total anachronism. It may work in certain connotations like ‘organized crime boss,’ ‘union boss,’ or ‘pit boss.’ But being bossy per se is not an attribute that I have ever…

How to Work With a Micromanaging Boss

If you haven’t worked for a micromanager, you’ve heard about them. Employees buzz about these bosses over lunch, complain about them around the water cooler, and chew them up at the dinner table with their family. At the worst situations,…

Short Takes to Better Job Ads and Reviews

The following are selections from the Humetrics blog. Performance reviews made simple Performance reviews are a universally dreaded exercise. However, regular feedback is required to build an engaged and committed team. Here’s a way to skip the forms and awkward…

Four Ways to Create a Growth Mindset Team

In my experience leading and working with teams — whether they’re startups, groups of engineers, or global leadership — there are a few things that have really stood out to drive success. First, leaders and team members have to be willing to “stand up”…

4 Common Mistakes Made When Delegating

In a recent episode of the TV series Stranger Things, the four main characters, all young boys, show up at school on Halloween dressed as Ghostbusters. The problem is, two have dressed as Bill Murray’s character. When they argue about it,…