Developing Leaders: What To Do When Your Team Grows Too Big

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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 have in your head or one that’s happened to you in talking to your boss, you know the […]

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6 Questions You Must Ask When You Start Managing a New Team

managing a new team means getting to know what people want

When you’re managing a new team, there’s a lot of uncertainty. What do they think of you? Will everyone get along? How was their last manager? Are they a talented team? Starting anything new is always hard, and when you involve multiple other people, personalities, and habits, it ups the difficulty level significantly. As a […]

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Why You Want Your Employees to have Side Projects

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If you’ve ever hired anyone, you know there’s a few key skills you’d like every candidate to have: experience at the key tasks of the job, an ability to learn and level up quickly, and efficient with their time. The vast majority of people that tend to check all those boxes have something in common: […]

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The Most Important Aspect of Task Relevant Maturity Many Leaders Forget

Your task relevant maturity includes what you don't know you don't know

Great leaders know how important Task Relevant Maturity is to having a high performing team. It’s the acknowledgement that one-size-fits-all leadership is a recipe for failure. Instead, you need to keep in mind the skills and experience level someone has for specific tasks. Then, you tailor your management approach to fit them. What is Task […]

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How to make your Employee Performance Evaluations Awesome

Better faster stronger employee performance evaluations with Lighthouse

Everybody hates employee performance evaluations. If you’re in HR, you know how painful it is having to run them and collate the results. It can take months in a land of paper, pencil, and too many Word documents. If you’re a manager, you likely hate them as well.  They’re time consuming, hard to complete with […]

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The Top 10 Reasons Companies Fail at Promoting from Within

Andy Grove knows managers need to train their people

“We have 24 year olds managing 22 year olds, and it’s going as well as you’d expect…” The CEO of a rapidly growing company lamented this as we spoke about how he was trying to build a great company with a healthy culture.  He saw the value of choosing to promote from within, but it […]

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Why Bad Leaders Should Fear the Holidays

bad leaders give their team plenty to think about

Ah, the holidays are here and in full swing. Christmas and Hanukkah are here for many people (and a week or two away in the Orthodox Christian world), and New Years fast approaches as well. If you’re a good leader, now is a time to appreciate your team and give thanks for all that you’ve […]

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