8 Best Professional Development Goals for Managers

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 […]

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55 Skip Level Meeting Questions to Improve Your Managers and Engage Your Employees

the skip level meeting one on one is an essential time to ask questions of your team to learn and build relationships and lead

“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 […]

the skip level meeting one on one is an essential time to ask questions of your team to learn and build relationships and lead
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4 Ways You Can Fast Track Your Star Employee’s Career

Management Skill - Mort Mandel advice from Peter Drucker

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 […]

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Ask Lighthouse: Supporting Your Introverted Team Members

management skill is asking questions of your introverts

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 […]

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One on One Meeting Questions Great Managers Ask Their Teams

Why Your Employees Leave in Waves and How to Stop It - Employee turnover

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 […]

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