Author: Robert Huffman Leadership Coach

Some time ago, I arrived to call on a tenured manager after a candid discussion with his region manager.  The conversation was brutally honest and difficult. After years of management neglect, his inability to effectively manage his department now came into the light. Walking in the office, his...

Wow - great information in this management article (blog posting)! Managers, a must read on connecting individual identity with company identity and how to create a culture that gets the best from your talented employees. Just click on this Gallup link below:            ...

Managers, if you measure employee/department performance with metrics, please read! Several practical suggestions on the best ways to use (and not use) performance measurement as a motivational tool. Here is the Gallup Link to click into your web browser: http://news.gallup.com/opinion/gallup/224342/performance-measures-motivate-madden-employees.aspx?utm_source=linkedinbutton&utm_medium=linkedin&utm_campaign=sharing...

The fear of leaving your job and company is daunting. You heard it, even said it…”I hate my manager!” Frustrated and actively disengaged, you are ready to quit. Your irritation grinds your teammates. It’s getting ugly in your head. You want out. Is your manager too overbearing (micro-manager)...

Compassion: sympatric pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortune of others Action: a thing done; an act Managers often ask these questions in regards to the care for their employees: ·      Is empathy helpful to an organization? ·      Are managers supposed to be concerned for the welfare of their employees? ·      Is...

Meet Maricela Acosta-Galindo, hair stylist at Great Clips in Clayton. This is where I get my great hair cut. While sitting in the chair, she explained to me her inspiring ideas for styling hair. It’s intriguing that a hair stylist is fueled by the strength...

Don’t waste training dollars on material that will be tucked away in the desk drawer or wastebasket. Many training programs leave little incentive for employees to take "next steps" for discovery and development. The best training experience is with a small-scale live audience (say 15-20 people). Emotionally engaged...

Managers provide the spark of excellence for organizational teams. The manager observes employee potential, listens to needs, cultivates motivational soil, and encourages development in work roles. Employees will stay engaged when inspired to utilize their instinctive strengths for improved performance. Take time today to invest in the...

We want rest. We work hard and smart all day – pushing for the best data driven results. There is the pursuit for a higher bar - to consistently exceed company expectations. We work way too much. Seriously. Rest for your staff is necessary. Managers can influence rest.  Early in...

  It's been a rewarding journey starting a management training and leadership development business. I have been able to utilize my skills, knowledge and strengths to enhance the work performance of leaders, managers and corporate teams. I have enjoyed learning from family, friends, peers, business owners...