Why Managers Need to Take Notes to be Successful

“I have a very specific management style. I put my team in charge of it all.” He said as he put his feet on the table, leaning back with his hands crossed behind his head, elbows out to either side. He didn’t believe he should take notes, and believed his hands-off approach allowed, “a very […]

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Essential Lessons from Laszlo Bock in Work Rules

What if you could build a workplace exactly like Google’s? Wouldn’t it be great? Actually, it probably wouldn’t. Every company has it’s own personality, values, and ways of doing things. If you tried to force some other company’s culture on yours, it would be as out of place and unwelcome as this: Yet…Great artists steal. […]

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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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Why you need one on one software for your managers

Software is eating the world, or so Marc Andreessen proclaimed in the Wall Street Journal in 2011. Over the last decade, we’ve seen software eat photography (Instagram), file sharing (Dropbox & Box), getting a taxi (Uber & Lyft), and many more consumer and business areas. Yet, people management has been stuck in the stone age […]

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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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Culture Summit SF: The 3 Keys to Retaining and Motivating Your Team

Culture Summit: The 3 Keys to Motivating & Retaining Your Team

What’s the difference between managers who have teams that are motivated & engaged, and those whose teams are disengaged and looking for the exit?  From our research here at Lighthouse, we’ve found 3 key habits for managers that separate the two and we shared it in this slide deck today. I was lucky to be […]

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25 Awesome Leadership Quotes

Leadership quotes - Ed Catmull quote

While managing and leading your team is a set of tasks and challenges that can carry many nuances, some of the best advice is surprisingly simple.  That’s why today, we’re bringing you a collection of some of the best leadership quotes we’ve found over the last year that capture a key lesson or inspiration. “I […]

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