You most assuredly do not control or direct your boss. Nor do you staff him or her. To attempt to engage in any of the standard management behaviors toward your boss is, by definition, insubordinate. Your goal is to be effective, and leadership expert Tom Cox explains how to do that.
CEOs often have senior leaders who don’t “get a seat at the strategy table.” It’s a tremendous lost opportunity, and it’s almost entirely the fault of the CEO. Leadership consultant Tom Cox explains how to fix it.
The summertime job for teens is becoming a thing of the past. Teenagers are less employed now than any other time in the past 70 years.
The conflagrations in Southeast Oregon have not yielded a big uptick in business for private firefighters and equipment operators.
The business owner or CEO is the inevitable recipient of problems, complaints, and suggestions. The tide of them can feel overwhelming. Here’s the three-stage “Listen – Redirect – Empower” formula Tom Cox teaches to CEOs (and managers) on how to handle complaints and suggestions most effectively.
Thanks to current high beef prices, regional management practices, relatively temperate weather and potatoes, Oregon’s beef producers stand to gain from the national drought.
Should you be a ‘big picture’ leader or should you ‘sweat the small stuff’? The best leaders do both — the real trick is to swap between the two regularly, without allowing yourself to become fooled.
By never caring how they look, the best executives end up looking great — looking like someone who gets results. (Women are much better than men in this area.) Leadership expert Tom Cox explains.
Steve was on the brink of being fired. At best, he would be stripped of his coveted management role and revert to being a staffer — as he had been for over a decade. It wasn’t clear if he would ever get another shot at promotion. And it was my job to save him. The diagnosis was easy — Steve was ungrateful. And ungrateful bosses create bad performance.