Harry Treml

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Closing the Chasm Between Strategy and Execution

Setting strategy is elegant. It’s a clean and sophisticated process of collecting and analyzing data, generating insights, and identifying smart paths forward. Done at arm’s length in an academic fashion, tight logic is the only glue needed to hold ideas together. The output is a smooth narrative …

Five Ways To Build An Effective Team

It is not easy to be the CEO of an up-and-coming startup, especially when you are frequently out of your office talking to investors and the actual time you spend in contact with your team is limited. It gets even more complicated when you manage multiple teams working in different cities.<p>Is it …

The Six Steps To Trust

Many people have been given the feedback, “Others do not trust you.” Most people, hearing this, are perplexed as to what they might do to change. One leader actually asked me, only half joking, if it would help if he wore a sign on his back that says, “JUST TRUST ME!”<p>The dictionary description of …

5 Ways To Tell If You Need A Career Change

<b>Part of the series Breaking Through Career Inertia</b><p>As a writer on career issues, I receive scores of emails each month from working people with questions about every aspect of their professional lives and aspirations. Some want to quit, others to start their own businesses, others yet want to be …

The Most Valuable Business Commodity: Trust

<i>“The best way to learn if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” – Ernest Hemingway</i><p>As the CEO of a company that sells inventory software, I can say with complete confidence that we know how to measure the value of things (inventory, equipment, and people and time resources) for businesses across …

Silence (In the Conference Room) Is Deadly

<i>Shaun Spearmon has a keen sense of the small, otherwise overlooked signs of dysfunction in the office. Here he illuminates the lack of response that many leaders translate as either agreement or a lack of interest. Read on to find out what’s happening in that silence, and what to do if the</i> …

8 Tips For Dealing With Difficult People

Like the old <i>Saturday Night Live</i> character, Debbie Downer, some people are only happy when they’re unhappy and bringing down everyone else around them too.<p>Here are eight tips for dealing with difficult people at work.<p>1. Don’t get dragged down—The old saying is “Misery loves company.” The most …

Stop Doing These Three Things To Your Team

I recently heard behavioral analyst Steve Sisler speak at an event for the Colorado Chapter of Entrepreneur’s Organization. Prior to the event, he asked us all to take two tests: a personality assessment tool that measures dominance, influence, steadiness and conscientiousness — or DISC profile — …

Why Some Employees Need To Be Fired

When we were kids, we used to play the ‘dead weight’ game – where you’d go absolutely limp on the ground and see how hard it was for your friends to lift you up. We found it unaccountably hilarious.<p>In later life, I became fascinated about this phenomenon: Why does a person who’s gone limp seem to …

Six Reasons Your Best Employees Quit You

There’s a saying that employees don’t leave companies, they leave managers – and today they are leaving more often than ever. According to recent Department of Labor statistics, the average tenure of an employee in the U.S. is now only 1.5 years. What do these numbers mean? Are managers doing that …

When Is A Flat Reporting Structure Too Flat?

I was preparing a presentation last week and had an “ah-ha moment” …you just know your organization is too flat when your org chart doesn’t fit on a power point slide no matter how you organize the slide.<p>But this is all good news in the life of my venture. Aside from the fact that over 50% of the …

The Secret To Effective Delegation

While most everyone in business would agree that delegation is critical to managerial success, how often are we dissatisfied with the results of what we’ve delegated? How often is the “product” that is returned to us not exactly what we’d hoped for? While this is sometimes the fault of the person …

How to Separate the Winners from the Spinners

Every employer can tell stories about an applicant who sounded like an A-player at the interview but ended up a dud once at work. Good candidates prepare, of course, but rehearsed interview answers can make it hard to separate the winners from the spinners.<p>Gauging an applicant’s true colors and …

No One Likes to Be Changed

Listen to the language that any leader, consultant, or HR professional uses, and you’ll hear them expound at length about how “we” need to change “them.” That says it all: the fact is, no one likes to be changed, even if the change is ultimately beneficial.<p>In his recent HBR blog post, Ron Ashkenas …

How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge

For all of the books (thousands) written on leadership, individuals (millions) who have participated in leadership seminars and dollars (billions) invested in leadership development, too many leadership experts still fail to distinguish between the practice of leadership and the exercise of …