How Managers Can Make Better Decisions

How a manager makes decisions can impact the entire team

If we were to list out all of the important manager skills that a manager needs to have, what would be on that list? Even more importantly, what would be at the top of that list? It turns out that what should be at the top of the list is the ability to make decisions … Read more How Managers Can Make Better Decisions

How Should Managers Be Practicing Transparency?

Trust starts with being transparent

The goal of every manager is to become a respected manager. This is a fine goal to have, but just exactly how can we make this happen? It turns out that one important step in getting your team to respect you is for you to make the practice of transparency important. Why should you bother … Read more How Should Managers Be Practicing Transparency?

Managers Discover The Power Of Emotional Intelligence

Successful managers need to learn how to show emotional intelligence

So how good are you as a manager at showing your emotional intelligence to your team? A lot of us would say that we’re not very good at doing this, but then we’d follow this up by saying something like “I’m not that type of person.” It turns out that you’d be wrong. We can … Read more Managers Discover The Power Of Emotional Intelligence

It Turns Out The Humble Managers Are The Best Managers

Humility is what can make a manager a great manager

So what makes a manager a great manager? For the longest time companies have believed that personality characteristics such as charm and charisma are the manager skills that made a manager successful. Guess what – it turns out that they may have been wrong. New studies are showing that the thing that can make a … Read more It Turns Out The Humble Managers Are The Best Managers

What Managers Can Learn From Google

Google is the place where great managers are made

As managers, where we work will probably play a big role in how we develop our manager skills. If we could all choose where we worked, I’m pretty sure that a lot of us would all agree that working for Google would probably be a good choice. Once upon a time Google was a small … Read more What Managers Can Learn From Google

What Does A Manager Have To Do After You Are Promoted?

Getting promoted is only the beginning

What is it that every manager is hoping for? Why it is to use your manager skills to be promoted, of course. When that special day comes, are you going to be ready? You’ll get a new job title, perhaps more money, maybe even a new office. However, it’s not going to be long before … Read more What Does A Manager Have To Do After You Are Promoted?

How Managers Should Handle Sexual Harassment Claims

Managers need to learn what the correct response is

There has been a great deal of coverage in the papers and on television about sexual harassment in the workplace. Male managers have been struggling to find ways to use our manager skills to deal with these claims and, of course, how to prevent them from happening in the first place. Managers just don’t seem … Read more How Managers Should Handle Sexual Harassment Claims

What Is A Manager’s Secret To Being Emotionally Intelligent?

It turns out that managers can become more likable if we learn how to ask questions

As managers, we are under a great deal of pressure to use our manager skills to find ways to get the most out of our teams. We can try a lot of different techniques; however, all too often we get the same results – nothing changes. The good news for us is that it turns … Read more What Is A Manager’s Secret To Being Emotionally Intelligent?

Are Managers Going To Be Ready For Gen Z Workers?

The next generation of workers are already battle scarred

Ok manager, how is managing those millennials working out for you? I hope that you’ve come up with ways to make peace with them because it is just about time for the next batch of workers to show up on your doorstep: Generation Z. Do you have any manager training for dealing with this? This … Read more Are Managers Going To Be Ready For Gen Z Workers?

Managers Need To Know: Just Exactly What Is Artificial Intelligence?

Everyone is talking about AI, but what is it really?

Welcome to the 21st Century. For some reason everyone seems to be talking about artificial intelligence as of late. What’s the big deal? This stuff used to only exist in science fiction movies and now it sure seems like it is in the process of taking over the world. Managers are going to be affected … Read more Managers Need To Know: Just Exactly What Is Artificial Intelligence?