Experts in Front Line Leadership

New Supervisors: Technically Competent but not Leadership Competent
The vast majority of new front line supervisors are promoted from within based on their technical skills. They quickly learn that it’s the people dynamic that can be the most frustrating and stressful. One study revealed that most leaders are on the job for 13 years before they get access[...]
Dealing with Dominant and Disrespectful Employees
A popular topic in the Front Line Leadership course is dealing with different personality styles. And one thing supervisors say is quite challenging is when one their employees has a dominant, driver personality type. A dominant employee will typically do these things: – Boss around their co-workers. – Tell their[...]
Missed Opportunity to Motivate with Metrics
How did one client boost output on one of their production lines? Simple, it began with the question, “At what speed is this machine designed to run?” The answer was surprising – the machine was running at 30% less than it could have been running. There can be some good[...]
Three Leadership Lapses When You’re Too Busy
Slow Down in These Three Areas to Grow Fast Busy clients tell me the same thing, “We are having more ‘good kind’ of problems,” – the kind that come with increased volume, expansion of capacity and new initiatives. As you lay out your ambitious plans for 2016 remember these three[...]
Decode the Mysteries of Managing Millennials
Practical Tips for Front Line Leaders to Engage Younger Workers If you believe the statements made by some front line supervisors and managers, you would think that any worker under the age of 25 is determined to do the bare minimum, is unreliable and needs constant coddling. The problem with[...]