How Managers Can Get Over Their Addiction To Email

Managers need to learn how to not allow their email to control how they spend their time

As managers, a great deal of each day is taken up with dealing with email. No matter if it is sorting through all of the new email that has arrived since we last took a look at it or it is crafting the perfect response to that email that we just got, all of this … Read more

Managers Want To Know Why Their Team Members Will Leave

Managers need to understand the things that make team members leave

As though you didn’t have enough else to worry about as a manager, it turns out that using your manager skills to keep your team together is an important part of what the company has hired you to do. We all understand that the people who make up your team are always getting calls from … Read more

Should Managers Be Looking For Employees With Videogame Skills?

Does videogame savvy mean that they'll be a good worker?

When you think of someone who plays video games, what do you think of? If you are like most of us, you picture a young man with long stringy hair that is unwashed, perhaps wearing a flannel shirt, black jeans, and combat boots. This person probably doesn’t want to make eye contact with you and … Read more

Managers Struggle To Deal With Success

Do managers know how to learn from their successes?

It does not happen all the time. However, sometimes a manager will be successful. Something that we attempt will happen the way that we wanted it to or we might just get lucky and a success will drop into our laps. However, the problem with being successful is that sometimes this can be a big … Read more

Are Questions The Key To Becoming A Better Manager?

The best managers know how to ask questions that make people think

We would all like to use our manager skills to be better managers. The big question that all of us deal with each and every day is just exactly what kind of manager training do we need to make this happen. It turns out that if we keep doing the things that we are doing … Read more

Managers Need To Learn How To Praise Their Team Members

It turns out that managers need to find a way to recognize efforts

When someone on your team does good work, what do you do? I’m hoping that the answer is that you take time out of your day and use your manager skills to praise them. If you can figure out how to do this the right way, then your praise can get them to work harder, … Read more