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S’More Thoughts

 

S’Mores are delicious…and sticky. They are fun to make…and risky. Sometimes the risk is simply a minor mess. Sometimes it involves intense heat and fire. But the results are sooo worth it.

 

Consider this collection of musings, insights, and recommended resources as a friendly campfire conversation. More often than not, something shifts as a result of camaraderie around the fire. Some are subtle…others are profoundly life-altering.

These S’More Thoughts are for you. We’re positive you’ll find something meaningfully sticky if you savor a morsel long enough.

Non-Sloppy Standards of Performance

Non-Sloppy Standards of Performance

When it comes to accountability around clear performance expectations, it makes sense to set up some standards of performance to follow. But deciding on this standard isn’t really a one-and-done type of task. It takes time, careful planning, and many human, emotional...

Onboarding vs. Integration of New Hires

Onboarding vs. Integration of New Hires

“Onboarding” might be the wrong term. It may be causing your organization to disorient new staff rather than helpfully align their expectations. The word ‘onboarding’ implies a quick, technical process involving just a few steps. Sure, knowing where one’s workstation...

Mindset, “Mind the Pieces,” and Peace of Mind

Mindset, “Mind the Pieces,” and Peace of Mind

Successful delegation begins with your mindset. It proceeds according to the degree of alignment with your values. It ends with however close you got to what you determined would define success. Mindset As stated in this month’s earlier blogs, a manager or leader’s...

The Practicalities of Delegation

The Practicalities of Delegation

The history of management is in part a history of delegation…from the beginning. Whether you believe it’s myth or truth, the book of Genesis in the Old Testament of the Judeo-Christian scriptures tells of God the Creator delegating to Adam and Eve, his first...

The ‘Ologies’ of Delegation

The ‘Ologies’ of Delegation

You’re correct. There is no such word as “ologies”. It looks like something from a kid-friendly sci-fi story. On the other hand, there is an entire conceptual arena of “the study of” or “a body of knowledge”. Interestingly, for something as conceptually simple as the...

Effective Management…or Not

Effective Management…or Not

To better understand what something is, it can help to understand what it is not. This month we’re sharing ideas about effective management. For a point of reference, let’s define effective management as “any behavior, practice, relational interaction, or character...

Horsepower Management…Consider This

Horsepower Management…Consider This

Management is essential. It is also inevitable. It cannot not be done. It can be done poorly, well, and even with abandon. However, it can never be abandoned because someone or something will step in the gap, even if it is the Second Law of Thermodynamics (meaning,...

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