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The compelling case for “good enough”

Is “good enough” good enough? Several years ago, I wrote a column suggesting there are certain situations in which it is better to deliver work that is less than perfect. It resulted in an angry e-mail from a reader, aghast

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Productivity tools for leaders

Brand-new video series for 2020 I’m so excited to kick-off another brand-new video series for 2020.  For the last few years, I’ve focused on a different subject each year.  Last year the topic was “How to develop and grow your

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Are you guilty of being a micro-manager? Stop before it’s too late!

Ask the countless employees who find themselves working for a micro-manager, and they’ll tell you that it is not only maddening, but wearisome and demoralizing. Dealing with a controlling boss who needs to question and redo everything you do can

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One strategy to avoid micro-managing

I often blog about the perils of micro-managing, most recently Perfectionists are micro-managers (and lousy leaders) and Here’s what micro-managers shouldn’t do.  Today, I thought I’d offer up another proven idea to avoid the trap of micro-managing – participate, at

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Here’s what micro-managers shouldn’t do!

Earlier this week, in my blog post titled Perfectionists are micro-managers (and lousy leaders), I offered up a couple of ideas on what micro-managers could do to cease and desist, and thus build a better working relationship with their teams.

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A perfectionist is a micro-manager (and a lousy leader!)

Are you a perfectionist? If so, you’re probably proud of it; you likely wear your perfectionism as a badge of honour. But don’t. In Why perfectionism is NOT a good thing!, I’ve laid out five reasons why perfectionism is not

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