Archive for MonicaWofford SmartBlogs
Hurricane season takes on a new meaning if you work with some “storms” and feel the need for storm-tracking in the office. Preparations won’t include plywood, flashlights, or bottled water. Instead, the following guidelines will help you weather even the strongest of stormy relationships at work.
Stay out of the way
Storms travel in a predictable path, and the longer you’ve worked with someone the more you know about their “track” or behavior.[…] Continue Reading »
Promotions are about more than the Peter Principle — the concept that one can be promoted beyond one’s competence. Those who promote others have a responsibility to ensure they’re prepared to actually do the job, not just hold the title.
Athletes train to win medals; actors hone their craft to win Emmys and Oscars, but managers can be given a title without a minute of practice or an ounce of instruction.[…] Continue Reading »
With the summer Olympics in London under way, the athletes and their physical feats are eating up the airwaves. But it’s not just the Olympians that bring the victories; it’s the coaches who helped get them there. The best athletes always have top coaches. One could argue that they earned each other. Here are six keys to coaching winning teams in athletics or business:
Every star needs a guide on the side
The phrase “it’s lonely at the top” exists because it is true.[…] Continue Reading »