Managers Need To Become A Leader That Their Team Can Trust

Trust is the key to getting team commitment

If there is one workplace problem that managers want to find a way to solve, it would most definitely be the challenge of disengaged employees. What managers would like to learn how to do would be to understand how to use our manager skills to better motivate employees and how to get more manager training … Read more Managers Need To Become A Leader That Their Team Can Trust

What The U.S. Army Can Teach Managers About Becoming Better

The goal is to do what you set out to do and do it better each time you do it

Ok, so I’m willing to admit it – I’m not perfect. Yes, I am always working to try to become perfect, but so far I have not been able to even get close to that goal. Most managers would say that they are in the same boat as me. It’s a bit depressing to set … Read more What The U.S. Army Can Teach Managers About Becoming Better

Manager Tips From Google On How To Make A Great Team

Google's research shows what it takes to make a great team

Let’s think about your team for just a moment or two. The people on your team most of the time don’t do things by themselves. Instead, they work with other people on the team in order to accomplish tasks. However, it’s that working together thing that can cause problems. Interpersonal issues can crop up, personalities … Read more Manager Tips From Google On How To Make A Great Team

What Do Managers Have To Do In Order To Become A Great Team Leader?

Four key areas to focus on to help you become a stronger leader

Let’s face it, the job of a manager is very much both team- and direction-focused. Managers are the ones who need to use their manager skills to set the course, ensure consistency and develop and reinforce core values for their teams. After you get that part of the job taken care of things become considerably … Read more What Do Managers Have To Do In Order To Become A Great Team Leader?

Hey Manager – Could You Be Too Much Into This Team Thing?

Yes, collaboration is important, but could you be hurting your team?

Yea! It’s time to work on a team! How many times have you heard someone say this to you? As managers of a team, we are expected use our manager skills to lead by example and so we are the ones who are supposed to be able to show our team what it means to … Read more Hey Manager – Could You Be Too Much Into This Team Thing?

What Should Managers Do About Hugging?

More and more people are hugging at work, what's the right way to do this?

How about if we agree to talk about a touchy topic: hugging. Yep, even in this #Metoo era, the concept of opening your arms up and then enveloping a coworker in a big hug is something that is still done in the workplace. You’d think that all of this would be going away in our … Read more What Should Managers Do About Hugging?

What’s The Best Way For A Manager To Switch Jobs?

You may be willing to switch to a new company, but do you know how to do it correctly?

No job that any of us have will probably last us for our entire career. What that means is that we’re all going to be packing up our manager skills and switching jobs at some point in time. This is where things can get a bit tricky because none of us have had any manager … Read more What’s The Best Way For A Manager To Switch Jobs?

Managers Need To Learn How To Deal With Dead-End Conversations

Managers need to learn how to turn around conversations that they can’t walk away from

Let’s face it. A big part of the job of being an effective manager is the art of conversation. During an average day, we end up talking with a lot of different people about a lot of different things. It would be fair to say that our conversations have a lot to do with our … Read more Managers Need To Learn How To Deal With Dead-End Conversations

What To Do When That New Job Is Not What You Thought It Would Be

A new job may turn out to be different from what you expected

Ah, a new job! When we take a new job we’re doing so because a lot of promises have been made to us. We may have been told that we’ll have a fancy title and they’ve promised us a lot of pay. We’ve been told that we’re being placed in a position of power and … Read more What To Do When That New Job Is Not What You Thought It Would Be

What Should A Manager Do When Your Peers Are Doing Better Than You?

Not being first can be a difficult thing to deal with

So here’s something that can be difficult for us to deal with: what do you do when you are not #1? At work, I’m hoping, we all try hard to use our manager skills and do our best. However, there will be times that the people that we are working with, our peers, just simply … Read more What Should A Manager Do When Your Peers Are Doing Better Than You?