Leadership, Not Middle Management

Christian Buckley

Christian is a 7-time Office Servers and Services MVP, internationally-recognized technology evangelist and collaboration expert, and the Founder & CEO of CollabTalk LLC, an independent research and technical marketing services firm based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • “We need more leaders: people with conviction and values, who speak their minds, and both say what they are going to do – and do what they say.”
    Amen!
    …leaders who are world class listeners
    …leaders who also know when to not say or not do
    …leaders who know how to get out of the way
    …etc.
    This is one of my favorite topics.

  • I could rant on this topic for quite some time, as well.
    You know, I told my VP of Sales about one of my favorite books on this topic — First, Break All The Rules by Marcus Buckingham — and he went out and bought it for all of his direct reports. If you have not read this, stop what you’re doing and go grab a copy. One of the best concepts ever is managing people to their strengths. I thumb my nose at the idea of “well-rounded” employees. Give me a team of odd-balls who are rock-stars at their core functions any day. As a manager, I’d keep things flowing, but mostly just get out of the way…