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Leaders Who Micro-Manage are Over-Functioning

January 6, 2016

Nobody likes to be micro-managed. Yet nearly all of us have felt the intense pressure of a manager who was too involved in the minutiae of our daily work lives. There are many reasons why leaders micro-manage. In some cases, a hands-on approach actually has benefits, according to this BBC article by Sydney Finkelstein. Leaders micro-manage […]

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A Great Reason to Wear Jeans to Work

September 15, 2014

Here’s a sobering thought: one in eight women will develop breast cancer during her lifetime. Take a look around you at the next meeting you attend. If there at least eight women in the room then one of you sitting around the conference table may develop this disease. Fighting breast cancer is personal for me—my […]

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Discovering Pez

December 30, 2010

What An Interactive Candy Teaches Us About Leadership and Coaching Christmas time always provides many fun memories and this year was no exception. Santa left Pez dispensers in my kids’ stockings—for the first time. My daughter was very excited to try out her new Pez “toy”.  With my background as a corporate trainer, I’m a […]

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Tasty Salsa and Avoiding Snap Judgments

September 8, 2010

If you’ve been a People Equation reader from the start, then you know that last year, I taught myself the hot-canning bath method of preserving food and learned a few things along the way.  This year, I used the Labor Day weekend to do some late-summer canning. At my request, Mr. People Equation obligingly stopped […]

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