How Managers Can Gain Power At Work

Getting more power at work is your key to success

When we start a new manager job, things can be quite frustrating. Where we were previously allowed  to occupy leadership a role, we now find ourselves in a powerless position at the bottom of the organization ladder. No matter what manager skills we have, it can be all too easy to start to think about … Read moreHow Managers Can Gain Power At Work

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 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 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

Managers Need To Learn How To Humblebrag

In order to advance your career, you need to learn how to humblebrag

As a manager, you are responsible for using your manager skills to manage a team of professionals. This means that you have to spend time with each member of your team in order to make sure that they have a good understanding of where they want their career to go and how they are going … Read moreManagers Need To Learn How To Humblebrag

How Can A Manager Know When They Are On Thin Ice?

You don’t want to be blindsided at the office

So how are things going for you at work? Are you getting along with everyone – especially your boss? Or are you starting to get left out of meetings that you used to get invited to? Are the people that you work with starting to become cool towards you? Has your boss stopped having conversations … Read moreHow Can A Manager Know When They Are On Thin Ice?

Can A Manager Recover From A Bad First Impression?

We are all familiar with the phrase “you only get one chance to make a first impression”. However, is that really true? I think that we all realize that if we make a mistake when we’re meeting someone for the first time, it can do damage to how they view us. The good news is … Read moreCan A Manager Recover From A Bad First Impression?

3 Ways That Managers Can Sabotage Themselves When They Are Unhappy

Having a manager job sure seems like it should be something that would make you happy. I’m willing to guess that since you’ve worked so hard to get this position most days you are at least fairly happy with the idea of going to work and putting your manager skills to work. However, in every … Read more3 Ways That Managers Can Sabotage Themselves When They Are Unhappy

Can A Little Anxiety Help Managers Be More Successful?

I guess that I can only really speak for myself here, but I do not like having to wait to learn the answer to something. At work it can be news of an upcoming layoff, whether the company won a big new contract, or what this year’s bonus program is going to look like. No … Read moreCan A Little Anxiety Help Managers Be More Successful?

How IT Managers Deal With Work / Life Balance Issues

Quick question for you: what’s more important in your life right now – your job or your home life? You have to pick one. Your gut probably tells you to pick “home life”, but if we took a look at where you’ve been spending your time, would that support that pick? If you are like … Read moreHow IT Managers Deal With Work / Life Balance Issues