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 it: 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 […]
Do you feel like there are enough solid leaders on your team? Or are you struggling to help your managers level up as you grow in your role, too? Do you feel confident your team is ready to step up and take on more leadership responsibilities? Recognizing a future senior manager on your team is […]
Ask LH #9: What do you do when one of your team members is feeling undercompensated but giving them a pay increase is out of your hands? Can you give someone a promotion without a raise and how should you do that?
How are my managers really doing? What’s really happening in my organization? What do my people really think? Am I missing anything important? Whether you’re a veteran leader or brand new to having a real hierarchy below you, these kinds of questions are likely to be on your mind often. The more removed from the […]
This post takes a look at the pros and cons of using synchronous vs. asynchronous communication, when to use them, and how to get the most out of them.
In today’s post, we’re focusing on how to keep employees from quitting when they have a better offer on the table.
“The difference between mere management and leadership is communication.” – Winston Churchill As Winston Churchill captures so well, good communication is central to your success as a leader. When your organization grows to have layers between you and other team members, the skip level meeting becomes one of your best tools for effective communication. We […]
How can you support and accelerate the career trajectory of your best performers? What do you need to do to keep them motivated for the short- and long-term? If you’ve ever had a star employee on your team, you know how valuable they are. A 2012 study from Indiana University has shown that high performers […]
So you’ve just hired an introverted team member and they’re having trouble communicating to others. What can you do to make them feel at ease and incorporate them into the team? Welcome to the 6th edition of “Ask Lighthouse”, our weekly format that answers your questions about leadership and management. Each week, Jason Evanish, the […]
One on one meetings are a cornerstone to an effective manager <-> team member relationship, from small startups to giant companies. What you talk about, and the one on one meeting questions you ask, make all the difference in the performance of your team. It’s why Andy Grove, the legendary founder of Intel and author […]