“What do I do now? Where do I even begin???” If your company has a group of new managers, then it’s very likely many of them are thinking the above questions. Whether you were left to flounder when you started out as a manager, had some great help, or had never managed yourself, there’s a […]
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One on one meetings are a cornerstone to any 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, legendary founder of Intel and author of […]
“The difference between mere management and leadership is communication.” – Winston Churchill As Winston Churchill captures well, good communication is central to 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 recently took […]
Throughout the country and around the world, an unfortunate side effect of quarantine is hitting companies hard: major drops in revenue are forcing the difficult decision of layoffs and furloughs. According to a survey conducted by business research group, The Conference Board, more than half of US executives plan layoffs and furloughs due to the […]
One on one meetings, 1:1s, 1 2 1s, one on ones, 1 on 1s, check-ins. Whatever you call them, they’re one of the most powerful tools you have as a manager. Many managers have one on one meetings with their teams, but too often, they waste them. Status updates, awkward silences, and frequent cancellations are […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.