Ever worked with an unhappy manager? Seen them frazzled, frustrated, or run down? Chances are, their team felt the same way. There’s even a name for this: the Cascade Effect. According to Gallup’s “State of the American Manager” report “Employees’ engagement is directly influenced by their managers’ engagement — whose engagement is directly influenced by […]
“I’m leaving. My last day is next Friday.” I still remember the surprise when one of my old coworkers announced that to the company. He was one of the longest-tenured members of the team and seemed content on the job. Little did I know he had a number of motivations for wanting to make a […]
Are you thinking about building a distributed team? Or are you trying to convince your boss or company of the opportunities in doing so? Maybe you’re starting up something new and the flexibility and freedom of being fully remote are attractive. Maybe an employee just told you they’re moving out of state for family reasons […]
Uh oh. What’s Plan B? When a crisis hits your company, it can leave many leaders in a panic. What do you do when you face any of these situations: A major product launch fails The year ends way below your sales goals A recession hits the economy, freezing many of your customer’s budgets That […]
What questions do you ask in one on ones with your manager? What about one on ones with managers that report to you? It’s important to understand that your one on ones with individual contributors reporting to you should be treated differently from those you’d have with the managers under you, and even more so […]
Congratulations! You’ve been promoted. Or maybe you’re starting a new job at a new company. Either way, you have a fresh start, and a new set of challenges. You only get one chance to make a first impression, so you want to make the most of it. That’s why today we’re helping you with a […]
What did you learn this year? What were your biggest challenges as a manager?
As we wrap up 2019, we take a look back at the posts that resonated most with managers like you.
Read on to find out what the most popular posts were, and you may find some great reading for during your holiday break and travels.
Want to have better one on one meetings with your team members, but struggling to know what to do? Does the myriad of one on one advice out there overwhelm you? Feel like there’s too many things to remember? Wouldn’t it be great if there was a simple list of dos and don’ts you could […]
Are you ready to start to managing remote employees? You may be excited to take on your first remote team members– maybe an existing employee is going remote or you were hired to manage a fully distributed team– but are you familiar with the challenges that come with it? According to prolific angel investor and […]
“What do I do now? Where do I even begin???” If your company has a group of new managers, then it’s very likely many of them are thinking the above questions. Whether you were left to flounder when you started out as a manager, had some great help, or have never managed yourself, there’s a […]