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Lead People and Control Things!

Thursday, July 29, 2010
posted by Lee Cockerell 5:28 PM

 Good morning evereyone from Santa Fe. I am out here doing seminars for two companies this week. Great Mexican food last night.

Many organizations are restricing the use of social sites by their employees. This is a typical “we can control people” issue. You can not control people. Just look around the world at governments that tried to control the actions of their people. The more you try to control people the more they resist and find loop-holes. This policy is like telling people they can not use the telephone at work to check on their kids or make a doctors appointment.

The article below says it well. Educate your team members on how to use social sites responsible and then deal with only the ones that don’t. They all have their own devices in their pockets so they can use the social sites all day long without using their organizations computers. Social sites and the internet are the new telephone so lets all get used to how to use it and how not to use it and get on with being leaders and not controllers. You control things and lead people……Lee

Seven Leadership Traits That The Gurus Don’t Tell You

Good Advice In a Recession or in Good Times

Sunday, July 25, 2010
posted by Lee Cockerell 7:05 PM

*SPECIAL SECTION: The Recession46: Forty-Six “Secrets” and “Strategies” for Deal ing with the Severe Downturn of 2007++

It’s A Big Responsibility

Friday, July 23, 2010
posted by Lee Cockerell 3:46 PM


Being a manager is a big responsibility, and it is really big if you have direct reports.

Why Do CEO’s and Other Managers Fail?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010
posted by Lee Cockerell 4:05 PM


We all know these people. I have worked with them for my whole career. I was even one of them in my early career. Make sure you are not one of them…..Lee

Planning Ahead Pays Off

Friday, July 16, 2010
posted by Lee Cockerell 12:10 AM


The anthropologist/philosopher Gregory Bateson used to tell a story:

Are Your Team Members Unhappy or Dopey?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010
posted by Lee Cockerell 4:01 PM

The basics are what make the difference in any organization.

Crisis comes when you least expect it in your business and personal life.