Ok, Ok, I get it. I’m the Manager. WHAT DO I DO NOW?

Manager: Hi, I’ve wanted to lead my team effectively, to have that sweet high-performing team you’ve been talking about, so I’m looking for some guidance. Me: Absolutely!  Let’s go. Manager: That sounds great.  Are there any specific insights or strategies that you think would be especially helpful for me? Me: How’s your trust-building and transparency […]


Effective communication is the cornerstone of a successful organization. Whether it’s conveying expectations, providing feedback, or simply keeping team members informed, communication is crucial to achieving business goals. However, research shows that when it comes to communication in the workplace, it’s the manager who is responsible. According to Gallup’s “It’s the Manager” report, managers are […]


Have you heard of Barry-Wehmiller?  Chances are that you have not.  Barry-Wehmiller is a global capital equipment and consulting firm based in St. Louis, Missouri.   So what? They are one of the companies I aspire my company to grow up to be like.  Their story is compelling, I’d encourage you to check out their CEO, […]

It’s the MANAGER

The single biggest factor in employee engagement and your team’s and organisation’s long-term success is the quality of managers and team leaders is the single biggest factor in your organization’s long-term success according to Clifton and Harter’s book, “It’s the Manager”. Sceptical?  Heard it all before?  Is there really any evidence to back up this […]

Are you one of the 85% or the 15%?

I don’t know about you, but I HATE annual performance reviews.  I hate being subjected to them and I hate subjecting others to them.  Guess what?  You and I are not alone.  According to Gallup, there’s no evidence that massive employee evaluation and rating processes actually work. And that’s just the beginning of the global […]