THE MICRO-MANAGING MANAGER IN DISGUISE

April 4, 2018| Author: Robert E. Wood “Managers in Disguise-Leaders in Disgust” Managers in disguise are bad enough, throw some micromanaging on top, and you have something akin to Ringling Brothers for business. I can hear the circus music in my head right now. A business owner with this combination of incompetence is truly toxicContinue reading “THE MICRO-MANAGING MANAGER IN DISGUISE”

THE LEADER IN THE MIRROR

Robert E. Wood To find a potential leader in an organization, we usually do not have to go very far. Just about the time you think there aren’t any candidates to fill a leadership position, a guy like me comes along and tries to help you see the not-so-obvious. Leaders are all around us, theyContinue reading “THE LEADER IN THE MIRROR”

MANAGER IN DISGUISE?

Robert E. Wood I’ve roughly defined a “Manager in Disguise” as someone who’s in a position of authority (leadership position) which gives them the opportunity to help steer an organization and influence others but also has no apparent leadership skills, knows it and yet still refuses to step down for the greater good. I’m often asked, whyContinue reading “MANAGER IN DISGUISE?”

MY LEADERSHIP WISH TO ALL GURUS!

Robert E. Wood   To all the self-proclaimed “Leadership Gurus,” and there’s a lot of you, that I can tell you. My wish is that you would learn to differentiate leaders from “Managers in Disguise” as leaders. This action will further solidify your must have “Guru” status. Understand, leaders aren’t the source of dysfunction and chaos,Continue reading “MY LEADERSHIP WISH TO ALL GURUS!”

THE INADVERTENT GIFT FROM MILLENNIALS TO CORPORATE AMERICA

The gift I’m seeing is: a focus on the lack of real leadership in America. Millennials have been getting a bad rap for some time now. This deception and disinformation about millennials is mainly driven by the “Managers in Disguise” or executive members of the C team if you will, who are at the top of some organizational charts. TheseContinue reading “THE INADVERTENT GIFT FROM MILLENNIALS TO CORPORATE AMERICA”

20 TRAITS OF THE MANAGER IN DISGUISE YOU ALREADY KNOW

When good employees leave good organizations, studies show, the number one reason for leaving is poor management. Notice, I mentioned “good employees,” because poor employees thrive in this environment. Even the most principled employee has his or her limit as to how much dysfunction they will put up with before getting off the bus. An organization’s culture is driven byContinue reading “20 TRAITS OF THE MANAGER IN DISGUISE YOU ALREADY KNOW”