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 […]
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.
Want to have better one on one meetings with your team members, but struggling to know what to do? Does the myriad of one on one advice out there overwhelm you? Feel like there’s too many things to remember? Wouldn’t it be great if there was a simple list of dos and don’ts you could […]
Andy Grove, pictured below, is one of the greatest CEOs ever. He co-founded Intel and grew it to over $20 Billion in revenue over a 30 year run as CEO. His approaches to leadership and management are legendary. He shared many of his ideas in a series of books, including the management guide, High Output […]
“Being a good coach is essential to being a good manager and leader. Coaching is no longer a specialty; you cannot be a good manager without being a good coach. The path to success in a fast-moving, highly competitive, technology-driven business world is to form high-performing teams and give them the resources and freedom to […]
“It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.” – General Norman Schwarzkopf, U.S. Army With Veterans Day this week in America, we honor those who have died serving in our military. The crucible of war and battle is a […]
Sam walked up, teary-eyed and with a look of distress across his face. My mind flashed to every possibility. I knew it wasn’t good… but I had no idea what it could be. As we sat down with one another, alone in the conference room, he looked down, took a deep breath, and in a […]