Category Archives: The People

All about the people side of business and life.

“Hi-pot” doesn’t mean high on pot, but it should…

For lots of years, organizations who were interested in identifying the next bright stars have used the idea of establishing “hi potential” listings of employees, the people who were thought to be the best, most capable of advancing.  This “hi-pot” … Continue reading

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What they don’t teach you in “change management” courses

There is much of value being taught in courses, written in books and advised by consultants regarding the best ways to effect organizational changes.  There’s the reminder that people personalize any anticipated change, whether it affects them or not.  We … Continue reading

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Break the chain of command

Anyone who has been accountable for others, as a leader, has experienced the queasy feeling when a direct report “goes around” them and has direct communication with their boss.  You know what I’m talking about, don’t pretend you don’t.  It’s … Continue reading

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What is “ego”?

Dear Stan, I’m working with someone who is deeply concerned about their public reputation. If they are not allowed to lead a project, and it includes the opportunity for public notice, they will object to our strategies and tactics citing … Continue reading

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