Silence. It’s easy to take for granted that not hearing anything is a good thing. That being hands off as a manager means your team is happy because you’re not micro-managing them. Yet, there’s a fatal flaw in that approach. Not micro-managing, and communicating sufficiently are two very different things. If you’re not giving your […]
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You: “So what are your career goals?” “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” “What job would you love to grow into?” Them: * Blank Stare * What’s a manager to do?!? In my hundreds of conversations with managers in building Lighthouse, one of the common questions I’ve heard is that you don’t know […]
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 […]
We all know management is important, and yet, it has not changed the largely dismal outlook of management: 70% of American workers are disengaged. Poor management is largely to blame. People don’t leave companies, they leave bad managers. As I’ve spoken to managers and employees, it’s amazing how often I hear about managers that ignore […]