Boy I Don’t Like that SOB in Accounting – 5 ways to Manage That Guy You Can’t Stand!

A few years back, I hired a person against the wishes of other people on my team. I was sure he had the right skills and experience and hiring the usual suspects hadn’t gotten the results I needed & wanted so maybe it was time to be disruptive. To be honest, I wasn’t sure I liked him either. He wasn’t kind or diplomatic in his comments. He simply wasn’t likable. I tried to focus on the content of what he was saying rather than the way…

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80% Of Projects Fail Because Of ‘People’ Issues … Here Are 6 Things You Can Do To Reduce That Risk

I have been coaching a CEO whose company is developing a poor record of delivering products and projects to their customer’s satisfaction. Click here to learn more about my Coaching packages It isn’t critical – yet - but in the current market there are lots of competitors who are cutting prices and making big promises. His unhappy customers have options, and although they like my client as a person, friendship isn’t a compelling reason to do business with him. My client runs a professional project management…

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People Pleasing Leaders & Soup Sandwiches – 5 messes you make when you try to make everyone happy.

I sat across from a client recently who was struggling with the direction his company is going. As we delved into the matter I asked some probing questions:   How bad is the problem? If the situation at work was a chest pain is it: Heartburn Angina; or Cardiac arrest? What was the end-state he was hoping for from us working together? Had he already made his mind up about what he wanted to see and needed me to provide justification? Did he want out?  …

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