This post takes a look at the pros and cons of using synchronous vs. asynchronous communication, when to use them, and how to get the most out of them.
In today’s post, we’re focusing on how to keep employees from quitting when they have a better offer on the table.
“The difference between mere management and leadership is communication.” – Winston Churchill As Winston Churchill captures so well, good communication is central to your success as a leader. When your organization grows to have layers between you and other team members, the skip level meeting becomes one of your best tools for effective communication. We […]
How can you support and accelerate the career trajectory of your best performers? What do you need to do to keep them motivated for the short- and long-term? If you’ve ever had a star employee on your team, you know how valuable they are. A 2012 study from Indiana University has shown that high performers […]
So you’ve just hired an introverted team member and they’re having trouble communicating to others. What can you do to make them feel at ease and incorporate them into the team? Welcome to the 6th edition of “Ask Lighthouse”, our weekly format that answers your questions about leadership and management. Each week, Jason Evanish, the […]
One on one meetings are a cornerstone to an effective manager <-> team member relationship, from small startups to giant companies. What you talk about, and the one on one meeting questions you ask, make all the difference in the performance of your team. It’s why Andy Grove, the legendary founder of Intel and author […]
Do you know how to find a mentor for your team member outside of your organization? And how can you be objective when asking for a higher salary? Welcome to the 6th edition of “Ask Lighthouse”, our weekly format that answers your questions about leadership. Each week, Jason Evanish, the CEO and founder of Lighthouse, […]
Regardless of the size of the company you work for or you’re interviewing at, getting a chance to ask the CEO a few questions is a unique and special opportunity. That’s why we want to be sure you make the most of it, no matter what the context is. No matter how big or small […]
“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 […]
This week on Ask Lighthouse: How do you gain respect as a manager among team members who are older than you? How can you get your people to stop asking you every little question and create more independent teams?