Managing Remote Workers Effectively Is Very Different

Managing Remote Workers Effectively Is Very Different

Covid has changed the practice of managing hugely and permanently. The new “hybrid workers” – partially- or fully-remote, and often time-flexible – cannot be managed effectively using past practices. Most simply don’t work any longer. What does work is still being developed or evolved. Managers appear to be well behind in this transition. We look here at some useful ideas for the new world.

Learning the Hard Way Really Works: How So, and Where?

Learning the Hard Way Really Works: How So, and Where?

Learning the hard way means making mistakes, often painful ones. The “hard way” means pain. Taking great care never to make mistakes is a mistake since it avoids much learning. The trick here is to make only non-fatal mistakes. So much of real learning comes from mistakes. The hard way works and is so important.

If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Manage (Improve) It

If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Manage (Improve) It

This apparent conundrum came up while I was trying to develop a simple system for leadership skills self-improvement. Step #1 is figuring out just where you are on some leadership scale. Turns out there are very many ways to do this. Credible ways? Not so many. For something as important as leadership, this is a serious problem. Here are a few ideas for solving it.