Pressure makes diamonds. It can also make a puddle of mush. The difference is how well you adapt to crisis leadership versus leadership in good times. Over communicate, over communicate, over communicate. When you face a crisis, communication becomes even more important. Your team will have questions, concerns, wild thoughts, and mistaken assumptions. The only […]
How can I look good to my boss? How do I stay on the same page as them? What can I do to avoid unwanted surprises with my manager? And: What are the best approaches to managing up well? These are common questions mid-level leaders and individual contributors alike ask themselves, especially when they start […]
Are you ready to transition to remote work today? With the Coronavirus spreading rapidly, many companies are making the tough, but necessary decision to have their team move to working remotely. The risk is too great with the ease with which this virus is spreading between people. Death to the open office. There’s been a […]
How often do you see your manager? How often are you their primary focus? As an employee, there’s a lot your manager doesn’t know about your day-to-day. Like anyone at your company, they’re busy with their own responsibilities, meetings, and tasks. The same way they only get a narrow view of your world, your understanding […]
Are you having one on ones? Many of the top leaders in business swear by the value of regular one on one meetings. Ben Horowitz considers one on ones so important he was willing to fire a senior leader who wasn’t having regular one on ones with their direct reports. Former Intel CEO Andy Grove […]
Ever worked with an unhappy manager? Seen them frazzled, frustrated, or run down? Chances are, their team felt the same way. There’s even a name for this: the Cascade Effect. According to Gallup’s “State of the American Manager” report “Employees’ engagement is directly influenced by their managers’ engagement — whose engagement is directly influenced by […]
“I’m leaving. My last day is next Friday.” I still remfember the surprise when one of my old coworkers announced that to the company. He was one of the longest-tenured members of the team and seemed content on the job. Little did I know he had a number of motivations for wanting to make a […]
Are you thinking about building a distributed team? Or are you trying to convince your boss or company of the opportunities in doing so? Maybe you’re starting up something new and the flexibility and freedom of being fully remote are attractive. Maybe an employee just told you they’re moving out of state for family reasons […]
Congratulations! You’ve been promoted. Or maybe you’re starting a new job at a new company. Either way, you have a fresh start, and a new set of challenges. You only get one chance to make a first impression, so you want to make the most of it. That’s why today we’re helping you with a […]
What did you learn this year? What were your biggest challenges as a manager?
As we wrap up 2019, we take a look back at the posts that resonated most with managers like you.
Read on to find out what the most popular posts were, and you may find some great reading for during your holiday break and travels.