As though the job of being a manager was not tough enough, it turns out that there is something that can make it just a bit more challenging: change. You know what I’m talking about here. Every so often your company gets the good idea that they could become more effective if they reorganized. Arggg! … Read more How Managers Deal With Reorganizations
If I had to guess what kind of feedback you like to get, I’d be willing that just like the rest of us you like positive feedback about your manager skills the best. However, somewhat surprisingly it turns out that there is a type of manager who likes a different type of feedback. Negative feedback. … Read more Some Managers Thrive On Negative Feedback
As managers we are being asked to do a lot of different things. We may come into work with a list of things that we want to get done during the day and when we leave at the end of the day we discover that we’ve spent our time doing a lot of other things … Read more If Managers Want To Get Things Done, They Have To Write Them Down
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 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?
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?
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
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?
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
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