February 13, 2020

Empathy is important in leadership since leaders really need to understand what their followers need and want. The better a leader knows his or her followers, the easier it will be to inspire, motivate, coach, and guide them. The empathy skills of a leader positively correlate with his or her performance. It is possible to

February 5, 2020

For the sake of productivity, I regularly monitor how I spend my time as outlined in the book “The Effective Executive”. The method described by Peter Drucker in his book The Effective Executive essentially means you keep a time study of and for yourself. If applicable, you could have someone else with insight into your

February 1, 2020

I have several times encountered managers that got their title for being the best expert within their specialty. Being the best engineer, the best salesperson, or the best cook does not automatically mean you are fit to lead your previous peers. In fact, it can be counterproductive and devastating for the productivity of an entire

January 29, 2020

New product development projects, often referred to as NPD projects, often miss out on these six important corner stones for securing great end results. The results are all too often a disappointment. Use these six leadership tips to reduce the risks in your new development project! I have participated in many projects developing new products,

January 22, 2020

When a leader makes uneducated guesses, he or she might lose the respect of others. I believe some leaders do this because they feel obliged or expected to always ” have the, answers”. It is almost always better to admit that you simply do not know and try to find the answer together. or at

January 18, 2020

A management team is a collection of top managers who set the strategy and run the operations of an organization together with its top leader. The management team can meet anywhere from weekly to monthly or quarterly, depending on the type of business and the team setup. It is normally structured around the direct reports

January 13, 2020

Do you need more feedback as a leader? Do you need someone to talk confidentially with? It is lonely on the top of the pyramid sometimes. Here is one way to get an adviser that I have discovered during my career as a leader, especially when it comes to the management teams I have headed.