Merry Christmas – True Leaders Serve

By Michelle Malay Carter on December 25, 2009 

Regardless of your religious persuasion, one lesson we can all take from Jesus was an understanding that true leaders serve.? This coming year I encourage you to work toward creating a workplace system that does not?drive bad power?but rather unleashes good power which is used in service to others.

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Engaging Employees Through Operationalizing Good Power, Starving Bad Power, and Disallowing No Power

By Michelle Malay Carter on December 21, 2009 

I was struck by a message on Good Power Versus Bad Power?at my house of worship last week.? It occurred to me that this is what PeopleFit endeavors to do within Managerial Hierarchies. Throwing The Baby Out with the Bathwater – Egalitarianism We are kidding ourselves to believe?managerial hierarchies can be?egalitarian.? Power must be exercised.? […]

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Even Leaders Have Leaders – How Do We Sort Out Who Leads Whom?

By Michelle Malay Carter on December 15, 2009 

Employees Crave True Leadership Employees?don’t begrudge being led.? They resent being asked to submit to the leadership of someone who doesn’t add value to their thinking.? Management Myth Busted Simply having?more experience does not automatically qualify someone to be a thought leader for anyone with less experience. Danger, Danger – Promotions by Tenure Many a […]

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Doing Things Right Versus Doing the Right Things – Operational Work Versus Strategic Work

By Michelle Malay Carter on December 10, 2009 

We can convert the famous Peter Drucker quote about management being doing things right and leadership being doing the right things into requisite work levels speak. What Drucker was drawing a line between was the operational work levels in an organization and the strategic work levels in an organization. Doing Things Right aka Current Operations […]

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The Highly Committed, Over Committed Employee – Likeable But Not Capable

By Michelle Malay Carter on December 2, 2009 

My Experience – Managers Have Big Hearts Managers are a compassionate breed.? They tend to want to exhaust all avenues before deciding to remove an employee from a role that s/he is not performing to standard.? They try training, they try coaching, they try pleading, etc.? The idea that anyone can do anything if they […]

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