What Managers Need To Do Before They Quit

What should a manager do if they don’t like their job?

So what’s the worst thing that could happen to you as a manager? The list of things could be quite long, but I think that we could all agree that finding yourself trapped in a job that you don’t like would have to be close to the top of the list. We can probably make … Read moreWhat Managers Need To Do Before They Quit

Managers Struggle To Recruit The Right Workers

In order to build the best team, you need to recruit the best workers

In order to manage the best team, you have to have the best team. What this means is that one of your responsibilities as a manager is to use your manager skills to recruit the best team possible. During times when the job market is tight, this can be a real challenge. Challenges In Recruiting … Read moreManagers Struggle To Recruit The Right Workers

Managers Have To Deal With The Challenge Of First Impressions

First impressions do count

As a manager, we meet a lot of people. What this means for us is that we are responsible for a lot of first impressions. Although we may not spend a lot of time thinking about it, it turns out that those first impressions often shape how people choose to interact with us. We’d like … Read moreManagers Have To Deal With The Challenge Of First Impressions

How Can Managers Get People To Work Together?

Collaboration by employees across departments is needed but difficult

More and more companies are starting to realize that if they want to get the most out of their employees, they are going to have to get employees from different departments to work together. It turns out that this can be difficult to do. How is a manager going to use their manager skills to … Read moreHow Can Managers Get People To Work Together?

How Should Managers Handle Office Romances?

Managers can’t control where love happens

It goes without saying that the #metoo movement has resulted in the downfall of many formally powerful men: Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K., Charlie Rose, and Matt Lauer. Clearly there were a lot of very bad things going on in the entertainment industry. As managers we need to understand what the impact of all … Read moreHow Should Managers Handle Office Romances?

How Should Managers Deal With Workplace Suicides?

Bad things do happen and managers need to know how to deal with them

So let’s face it. Talking about someone ending their own life is never a pleasant discussion. However, as a manager you need to be prepared to deal with this kind of event if someone on your team decides to take their own life. If we can step away from the hard and cold fact that … Read moreHow Should Managers Deal With Workplace Suicides?

How Managers Can Get More Done By Doing Less

By trying to do too much, managers get too little done

How’s that manager job going for you? Are you finding that you can use your manager skills to have enough time to get all of the things that you need to get done, done? If you are like most of us, the answer is no. You go into the office each day with a well … Read moreHow Managers Can Get More Done By Doing Less

What Managers Can Do To Make Employees Stick Around

Employees will stay if you can create positive experiences

So here’s some bad news for managers: right now employee turnover (employees who leave) is currently at an all-time high. What this means for you is that your team is at risk. If you don’t find a way to use your manager skills to keep the members of your team happy and engaged in their … Read moreWhat Managers Can Do To Make Employees Stick Around

The One Skill That All Managers Must Master

In order to be successful, managers need to learn how to focus

As a manager, you will always be asked to do more things. On top of what you have already signed up to do, people will drop by your cube, catch your arm in the hall, and corner you in meetings and will come up with additional things to add to the already full plate of … Read moreThe One Skill That All Managers Must Master

How Bad Managers End Up Driving The Best Employees Away

Bad managers are the reason that most employees leave a firm

With a little luck, most of us spend our time trying to become good managers. However, we realize that the world has a number of different types of managers in it and this means that there are both good managers and bad managers out there. It turns out that one of the main reasons that … Read moreHow Bad Managers End Up Driving The Best Employees Away