January 2014 – I’m a Good Boss. So Why Do I Sometimes Act Like a Bad One?

It’s a new year and a time to take a look at yourself. These ideas are from a new book, What Keeps Leaders Up At Night by Nicole Lipkin.

Too Busy to Win

  1. Keeping busy may make you happy, but at some point excessive busyness can overwhelm you coping capability.
  2. When your workload grows too heavy to bear, you get mired in the little stuff and lose sight of the big stuff.

Too Proud To See

  1. Letting yourself get so tied to an idea that you won’t let it go.
  2. Refusing to heed the advice of others.
  3. Relying on your past successes at the expense of weighing different patterns, options or solutions.

Too Afraid to Lose

  1. Worry excessively about failing to get the right results.
  2. Question and second-guess every step along the way.
  3. Avoid decisions and commitments that might cause mistakes.
  4. Get involved in every detail, particularly as deadlines loom.

Finally, remember we’re only human after all!  

Happy New Year

The Management Doctor