5 Awesome Ways to Give Feedback to Your Team

motivating employees means giving feedback like Ken Blanchard suggests

If you want your team to perform well, you have to give feedback to them regularly. If they don’t know your standards or expectations, it’s very unlikely they’ll meet them consistently. Unfortunately, the most common way managers give feedback is the sh*t sandwich.  Before you give the critical feedback, you open with something positive about […]

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How to take notes in your one on ones in any situation

One on ones are a unique, individual meeting. Depending on the situation, how to take notes the best way can vary. Managing is not one-size-fits-all. You need to adapt to not just your team and culture, but what fits each person. It’s why understanding Task Relevant Maturity is so important. But it doesn’t stop there. […]

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What to Do When You Start Managing Former Peers

managing former peers means elephants in the room

It’s a common scenario: The company you work at is growing. Suddenly, a new layer of management is created, and thus a new role opens up. Leadership in the company wants to promote internally, so you and a number of your peers apply. Only one person can get the job and now that you have […]

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5 Simple Approaches to Keep Your Composure in Difficult Situations

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One of the biggest challenges of being a manager is developing self-awareness. The attitude you show, the approaches you use in various situations, and the way that you carry yourself are all picked up by your team. It can be hard to always keep your composure, but that’s what your team needs. No one expects […]

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How to be a better manager by remembering 5 simple phrases

How to be a better manager: Indra Nooyi CEO of Pepsi on assuming positive intent of others

It’s not easy being a manager. You’re often overbooked with meetings, fighting fires, and balancing the needs of your team.  When the stress piles up, it can be natural to fall back on instincts and away from good habits that generate positive results. With a shortage of time, the question becomes how to be a […]

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5 Ways You Could Be Contributing to Poor Management at Your Company

Do you find your managers aren’t succeeding? Are your employees complaining about poor management in surveys or exit interviews? Have you gone away for a week or two and come back to find those you left in charge have been playing “boss” instead of servant leader? It’s easy to point the finger at managers that […]

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