5 Key Lessons from Camille Fournier in The Manager’s Path

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Camille Fournier has a new book out all about how to be a great technical leader called, The Manager’s Path. It’s a great look at what you need to think about at every step in your career from first job to CTO of a growing organization. Similar to John Wooden’s book we recently highlighted takeaways […]

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Why Employees Leave Managers, not Companies (and what to do about it)

First One on One Meetings with an Employee

Remember the classic book on relationships, Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus? Might it be time to write a similar volume about managers and employees? Managers are from…Mars? Consider this: 53% of employees believe “inadequate staffing” is the major driver of stress at work, but only 15% of managers believe that. Meanwhile, 33% […]

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The two words leaders should fear most that cause employee disengagement

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Learned helplessness. What comes to mind when you hear that phrase? Probably nothing good. The phrase comes from studies by psychology researcher Martin Seligman. His studies showed that animals (including humans) were susceptible to giving up all hope when put in an environment where negative outcomes were beyond their control. Electric shocks and losing hope. […]

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How Managers can be More Effective Listeners

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Effective listeners know how important Epictetus’s quote is to being a great leader: “We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.” There’s so much to be learned from others, and that only happens if you give them a chance to speak. If you’re an extrovert […]

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How you can get more feedback from your team

Colin Powell knows that you need more feedback to be effective

Are you getting good feedback from your team? Or do they always quickly agree with anything you say and tell you everything is “good” when you ask? If you’re like most managers, you probably wish you could get more feedback from your team. Quality feedback can help you all work better together, improve your leadership […]

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How to Boost Creativity on Your Team When They’re Stuck

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JeffKavanaugh.net.“I’m stuck. I’m out of ideas.” “We need something better, but I don’t know what.” “Let’s just go with [mediocre idea].” If you’ve ever struggled with coming up with a great solution, you know this feeling. You and your team have tried to think of something awesome, but you’re stumped. It’s all in the approach. […]

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The Posts Managers Loved Most on Lighthouse in 2016

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It’s about to be a New Year. 2017. Wow. Are you ready? Are you the manager you wanted to be by now? Relax. We can help you get ready for a great New Year, so you can be the manager you always wanted in 2017. We dug into our analytics and took a look at […]

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How to thank your employees in 5 simple, effective ways

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“The only way to motivate people is with money.” This is the exact wrong mindset to have as a leader, but too many people think that’s the only way to thank your employees.  There’s a better way, especially this time of year. Whether you just celebrated the American holiday of Thanksgiving, or are getting ready […]

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