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?

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?

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?

How Managers Can Reinvent Themselves

Managers need to find ways to stay valuable as workplaces favor the young

So is there any downside to becoming a manager? One possibility is the simple fact that it takes time. By the time most of us become managers, we’re not as young as we used to be. What this means is that we find ourselves in a workplace filled with younger people trying to use our … Read more How Managers Can Reinvent Themselves

How Managers Can Become Less Anxious

Managers need to learn how to calm their mind during anxious times

When we signed up for the job of being a manager, we may not have realized the other things that came along with this job. One such thing might be the anxiety that being a manager can cause in us. This, of course, bring up the question about just exactly what anxiety is. The dictionary … Read more How Managers Can Become Less Anxious

Does Where A Manager Sit Affect Their Career?

Finally, there may be something to like about open office arrangements!

As is the case with all managers, there are probably some manager skills that you do very well and other things that you’d like to learn how to do better. The big question that we always face is how can we get the manager training to become better at the things that we don’t currently … Read more Does Where A Manager Sit Affect Their Career?

Can You Become A Better Manager By Doing Less?

Talent and hard work are not all that is required to get ahead

As a manager, your goal at work is to get ahead. You want to be seen as a star performer who gets things done. You want your work to be viewed as being of the highest quality and you want your management to come looking for you when they have a slot open up for … Read more Can You Become A Better Manager By Doing Less?

Getting Along With The Boss: How To

You need to understand the rules of engagement with your boss

As a manager you are in charge of a team of people who have to do what you tell them to do. However, at the same time you work for a boss who can tell you what to do. What this means for you (and your career) is that you’d like to be able to … Read more Getting Along With The Boss: How To