I believe one of the ways we can be more effective managers and leaders is by sharing our stories. Not just telling people here are the six steps to fixing a particular problem but including stories about when we’ve dealt with a similar sticky situation.
That’s why I was really excited last month when Dan McCarthy, author of the blog Great Leadership, started a monthly series where a group of top leadership and management bloggers offer a solution to life’s most perplexing employee challenges. The situations are taken from real-life, so it’s not the ridiculous “one in a million” scenarios. Take this month for instance:
Joe is a “brilliant problem child” at Apex Inc. He delivers the results but bruises egos along the way. Joe’s co-workers have taken their issues to their department head, Pat. What should she do?
This month’s challenge is being hosted by Art Petty at Management Excellence blog. I’m honored to be one of the bloggers offering up my two-cents in this situation. Along with Art and myself, several other bloggers are sharing their experience:
I hope you’ll read the entire case study and leave your own thoughts on handling high-performers who can’t get along with others. Enjoy!0