Genuine Praise and Helpful Criticism

Rene' Boer People

You can’t be a Great Boss if you shy away from giving feedback, both positive and negative.  When you see something, you must say something.  Failing to say something speaks volumes about what is important to you. It’s probably no surprise that employees would prefer feedback to be positive.  But what may surprise you is that employees would rather have …

Leadership and Management

Rene' Boer Process

Last time we discussed the 4 Truths that you must embrace to Be a Great Boss. Today’s focus is defining Leadership and Management, what makes them different but also, equally important.  Simply put … Leadership is defined as: Working “On” the business Providing Clear Direction Creating an Opening Thinking Management is defined as: Working “In” the business Keeping Expectations Clear …

Date Your Kids

Clark Neuhoff People

The best parenting advice I ever got was to date your kids.  For all the parenting mistakes I made, I took this one to heart and to this day have strong relationships, and open communication with my adult children.  The idea is simple.  I asked for one hour each week and I’ll buy (of course).  They pick the place and …