A few years ago, I saw Jim Collins, the author of Good to Great, speak at a leadership summit. Someone in the audience asked him… Read More »Do You Pay for Performance? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t.
Joel has learned the value of great managers over a quarter century serving as CEO of both public and private companies. As CEO and cofounder of NetQoS, a network management software firm, he delivered 31 consecutive quarters of double-digit revenue growth and a $200 million valuation. In 2010, Joel cofounded Cache IQ, a storage software company that NetApp acquired two years later. He is the author of two books, The CEO Tightrope and The Manager’s Tightrope—a complete guide to the manager’s role. He currently serves as CEO of Khorus, a company he founded to provide a business management system for chief executives.
Someone recently asked me if I thought there was a difference between employee “motivation” and “engagement.” In a world overrun with mushy buzzwords, we don’t ask… Read More »Motivation vs. Engagement: What’s the Difference?
Getting the right candidate or people on the bus is one of the most important responsibilities of a manager and leader. That’s why every manager —… Read More »Look For These Specific Traits in Every Job Candidate
If you’re facing one of the most challenging issues of management — a chronically underperforming employee — what do you do? No matter what, you… Read More »An Action Plan for the Underperforming Employee
How do you motivate each employee at your organization to do their best work? Are they working just for a paycheck, or do they feel… Read More »Motivate: The 4 Levels of Employee Motivation
As a manager, it may feel good to think everything is just great on your team. Everyone is getting along. All the goals are on… Read More »No Problems on Your Team? That’s a Big Problem.
We all know that “what gets measured gets managed.” As a manager, it’s up to you to measure—and manage—one of your most important responsibilities: Hiring.… Read More »5 Hiring Metrics Every Manager Should Track