Leadership


Apr

16

2019
Interim Management Lessons Learned from the Fall of Theranos

Interim Management Lessons Learned from the Fall of Theranos

Interim management lessons learnt from the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and her once $9 billion company Theranos. In June 2014, Elizabeth Holmes was on the cover of Fortune magazine hailed as the world’s next Steve Jobs and the world’s youngest self-made woman billionaire. With her finger prick lab-testing technology, she was revolutionizing healthcare and was a success story to inspire generations. Five years...

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Apr

14

2019
Interim Management Tips Backed by Research

Interim Management Tips Backed by Research

Those in interim management can benefit from management tips backed by science. The growth of business schools is creating a goldmine of research on management practices. Several ways to optimize operations, lower costs and increasing revenue have been discovered by academicians in management sciences. Interim management and tracking time Tracking the time it takes you to do a certain task can significantly boost productivity. It...

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Apr

05

2019
5 Ways Reading Books Improves Interim Management

5 Ways Reading Books Improves Interim Management

Like all great leaders of past and present, individuals working in interim management can benefit from reading daily. Pretty much every successful leader you’ve heard of is a compulsive reader. Bill Gates, one of the most busiest (and richest) men in the world, makes sure he reads one entire book every week. Considering how full his agenda is, his dedication to reading is a testament...

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Apr

03

2019
3 Tips to Become a Better Interim Manager

3 Tips to Become a Better Interim Manager

If you want to become a better interim manager, start by leading your team with integrity, by example and through giving importance to their efforts. Leaders are born, not made is a common misperception. While it is true that some possess innate leadership qualities, it is wrong to believe that nobody can be trained to become a leader. Become an interim manager with integrity The...

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Mar

15

2019
3 Interim Management Leadership Theories

3 Interim Management Leadership Theories

Three leadership theories that help us better understand the way interim management works. The words leadership and management are often used interchangeably although they represent different ways of leading. In management, employees are told what to do and managers work to protect the status quo. On the other hand, leaders represent influencers that encourage followers and attempt to change the way things are done. As...

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Mar

14

2019
How Interim Management Helps Grow Businesses Fast!

How Interim Management Helps Grow Businesses Fast!

There are many tips and tricks for growing your business quickly, but not all are sustainable in the long-run. With interim management, you can set up your company for success from the get-go. Interim management can bring significant growth to businesses that are stagnant. Businesses that have stopped growing or that never really took off can benefit from the insight and practices that an interim...

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Mar

12

2019
5 Interim Management Leadership Styles That Achieve Success

5 Interim Management Leadership Styles That Achieve Success

Every interim manager has their own interim management style that works. Figuring out what’s best for you requires experimenting until you find the right fit. The objective of interim management is leading others to success. How they achieve that is through an adapted leadership style that best suits the needs of the company. By adopting a one that motivates and drives employees to perform well,...

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Mar

06

2019
Leveraging Your Thought Leadership – Media Opportunity

Leveraging Your Thought Leadership – Media Opportunity

There is a saying in the realm of academia, “Publish or perish.” Although this is not seen quite as “do or die” from the perspective of an independent executive in thought leadership, it can have a big impact on your marketing efforts. In our book, How I Fired My Boss and Made More Money, we talk about the value of becoming a thought leader. The...

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Mar

05

2019
Management Mistakes First-Time Interim Managers Make

Management Mistakes First-Time Interim Managers Make

Interim managers come to their first assignment with a lot of experience, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t prone to making some management mistakes. Unlike traditional job roles, interim managers don’t have a lot of time to get comfortable before setting things straight. They have short learning curves to help them adjust quickly because the situation demands it. Interim managers are most likely to enter...

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Mar

02

2019
Common Challenges Faced By Interim Managers

Common Challenges Faced By Interim Managers

Interim managers are not immune to the day-to-day challenges faced by others in managerial positions. But unlike their peers, they’re able to resolve them quickly and efficiently. Interim managers face conflict Conflict in the workplace can be distressing for anybody directly and indirectly involved in any kind of friction in the office. It can stop employees from performing their best and, even worse, drive good...

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