“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 had never managed yourself, there’s a […]
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“Business books are all the same. A few good ideas and 100 pages of fluff.” If you or a friend reads regularly, you may be plagued by this unfortunate fact of life for many of the most common books for leaders. Andy Grove, legendary CEO of Intel, even went so far as to write about […]
Whether you’re looking for a great holiday gift for a new manager in your life, or just want to help yourself become a better leader, books are a great source of learning. I’ve read a lot and these are all timeless classic that came highly recommended. These books compliment one another by covering key areas […]
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 […]
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 […]
“I’m pretty confident in my ability to be a good manager, but a lot of it is instinct…I’m not sure I can teach that to others.” Sound like something you’d say? Many of the senior leaders I’ve spoken to find that they face a whole new set of challenges when they become a manager of […]
What can you learn from one of the most influential people in (recent) history? Are there any lessons from Jeff Bezos’ leadership style you can apply to your team today? Not sure if you’re aware of this, but Bezos is planning to go to space on July 20th. He’ll be doing so on the first […]
Boss: “You’re doing a great job with your team!” You: “Thanks!” Boss: “You don’t mind if we go ahead and put a few more people on your team, right?” You: “Umm….” Whether this is a conversation you’ve had in your head or one that’s happened to you when talking to your boss, you know the […]
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 as a new manager, so you want to make the most of it. That’s why today we’re […]