Author: Kim Turnage (Kim Turnage)

The Year of the Manager
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The Year of the Manager

Have you seen Office Space? I just saw it. I know, I’m only a couple of decades behind its 1999 premiere. The movie has achieved cult classic status – proof positive: it’s playing now, 20 years later, at my local Alamo Drafthouse. Sadly, Office Space is so funny because its central theme of horrible bosses...

Avoiding Distractions for Telecommuters
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Avoiding Distractions for Telecommuters

If you’re like the vast majority of workers — 70% based on a survey by IWG — you work from somewhere other than your company’s office at least one day a week. Other research  from Stanford suggests telecommuting boosts productivity while reducing both turnover and costs for organizations.  But working from home (or your local...

Do the Best Players Make the Best Coaches?
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Do the Best Players Make the Best Coaches?

Studies show that more than half of workers would choose a great manager over a 10% pay increase. Studies also show that as many as 50% of managers and leaders are ineffective at their jobs. Maybe that’s why so many people would literally leave money on the table to get a better boss. When companies...

Simplify: Focus More on Your 20
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Simplify: Focus More on Your 20

The 80/20 rule — you get 80% of your results from 20% of your efforts. It’s a real thing, and almost everyone has heard about it. But do you live it? If you did, how much would it simplify your life? If you make one resolution for 2018, make it this: Focus more on your...

Emotional Rehiring: What Is It and When Should You Do It?
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Emotional Rehiring: What Is It and When Should You Do It?

Here’s a scenario every leader faces from time to time: a top employee whose work is mission critical to your business comes to your office and announces his or her plan to leave. Not on vacation. Permanently. This person is a top performer whose departure would leave a significant hole in your business. What do...

Are You Really Ready for That Promotion?
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Are You Really Ready for That Promotion?

You want to be a rising star in your company, but your meteoric rise can peter out, literally, if you get Peter Principled. The Peter Principle states that people get promoted to their level of incompetence because their promotions are based on their performance in the current role, instead of on their potential to excel...

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Who Will Be Leading Your Company in Ten Years?

Spoiler Alert: Probably not the person who is leading your company now. How long has your company’s CEO been in the role? Given that departing CEO’s have an average tenure of about 9 years (source), if you just hired a new CEO, you’re likely to select another one in less than a decade. If your...