The 7 Deadly Sins of Bad Management that Crush Employee Morale

bad management: 7 deadly sins

Most people don’t set out to be bad managers, and yet there are many out there. This is because bad management is often a byproduct of bad habits, not inherently bad people.  These habits develop over time due to a lack of training, stress, and insufficient feedback to recognize problems. When left unchecked, they can lead to […]

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5 Great TED Talks for Managers

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” – John F. Kennedy Becoming a manager means learning a whole new set of skills.  This learning is an ongoing journey likely for the rest of your career as you face new challenges and opportunities. There are many ways to learn new tactics and skills for managing […]

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Manager’s Guide: How to start one on ones with your team

The best time to start a one on one is in the past, the best time to start one on ones is now.

What’s true for trees is also true for starting one on ones.  If you aren’t having one on ones with your team, you’re missing out on an incredible motivating, problem solving, pressure relieving opportunity to help and grow your team.  But even if you’re totally bought into starting them, it can be intimidating to actually […]

The best time to start a one on one is in the past, the best time to start one on ones is now.
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10 Myths About One on One Meetings

One on one meetings have many myths we dispel

While many leaders like Andy Grove of Intel, Ben Horowitz of A16Z, and Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman swear by one on one meetings, there are many managers and leaders that doubt their importance and choose not to have them. A big part of this doubt is often due to bad experiences they’ve had with one […]

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The Secret to Long Term Happiness for Your Team

Even older team members have personal goals

As a manager, you have direct control over the well-being and happiness of your team. Sometimes that means rewarding your best people. Other times it’s fixing problems. Or, it can be protecting your team from distraction, annoyance, or corporate BS. While dealing with all of that day to day, week to week, and month to […]

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3 Books Every Manager Should Read

Get Lighthouse - How to Become a Manager

Whether you’re looking for a great holiday gift for a new manager in your life, or just want to help yourself become a better leader, books are a great source of learning. I’ve read a lot and these are all timeless classic that came highly recommended. These books compliment one another by covering key areas […]

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How to Develop the Next Generation of Leaders in Your Organization

How do you handle tough management situations at work? Is that how other managers around you handle it? Does every manager have their own system or are there some standards or best practices everyone in the company follows?  Who do people look to for an example of how to act when they’re leading? It’s great […]

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Manager Minute: What Lunch Can Teach You About Leading by Example

A team lunch can teach you a lot about leading by example

Most managers don’t have a lot in common with a superhero like Batman, but this quote from Batman Begins definitely applies. As a leader, what you write and say to your team matters, but nothing is more powerful than the example you set. “Do what I say, not what I do.” We’ve all had that […]

A team lunch can teach you a lot about leading by example
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Why You Should Never Cancel Your One-on-Ones (and the only good reason to)

Managers may not realize their power dynamic over their team members

“Ninety minutes of your time can enhance the quality of your subordinate’s work for two weeks, or for some eighty-plus hours.” – Andy Grove in High Output Management on the value of one-on-ones Andy Grove knows a thing or two about good investments; as CEO, he grew Intel by 4,500% in market capitalization from $4 billion […]

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