This is part 3 of a multi-part series of posts that describes a metaphor for how our work life, personal life, and delegation of tasks all fit together to fill our boxes with all different sizes of balls. […]
What Do I Do When My Boss Gives Me Another Ball to Manage?
We only really have two options. […]
Imagine a box. Let’s say it about the size of a shoe box. Inside this box is your work life. All of the things that you do at work are individual balls inside this box. The bigger the ball, the more important the responsibility. […]
About 7 years ago, I found a better way to manage people: a proven way to relationship with my staff that gets results and addresses every single pain point that I mentioned at the beginning of this article. That is having a weekly one-on-one meeting with each team member for which I am responsible. Oh great! You’re saying “more meetings”. Well, yes and no. These one-on-one meetings (if done correctly) will reduce the need for other meetings and make every other bit of your week more productive. […]
Every team gets stuck in a rut sometimes, and our job as managers is to pull them out of that rut and get them back to finding creative solutions to the problems that inevitably crop up on a daily basis. The same thinking that got you in trouble will not get you out of it. You have to look at things from different angles and consider alternatives that you didn’t before. […]