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?

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

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?

The Problem With Setting Goals

Achieving a goal that you set may end up leaving you feeling empty

Every year when New Year’s rolls around we are all encouraged to use our manager skills to set goals for the upcoming year. Most of us actually do this and then we use those goals to guide us as we plan our work. The best part of all of this is occasionally we just happen … Read more The Problem With Setting Goals

How Can Managers Get People To Work Together?

Collaboration by employees across departments is needed but difficult

More and more companies are starting to realize that if they want to get the most out of their employees, they are going to have to get employees from different departments to work together. It turns out that this can be difficult to do. How is a manager going to use their manager skills to … Read more How Can Managers Get People To Work Together?

How Should Managers Deal With Workplace Suicides?

Bad things do happen and managers need to know how to deal with them

So let’s face it. Talking about someone ending their own life is never a pleasant discussion. However, as a manager you need to be prepared to deal with this kind of event if someone on your team decides to take their own life. If we can step away from the hard and cold fact that … Read more How Should Managers Deal With Workplace Suicides?

The One Skill That All Managers Must Master

In order to be successful, managers need to learn how to focus

As a manager, you will always be asked to do more things. On top of what you have already signed up to do, people will drop by your cube, catch your arm in the hall, and corner you in meetings and will come up with additional things to add to the already full plate of … Read more The One Skill That All Managers Must Master

3 Ways That Managers Can Improve Their Leadership Skills

In order to become a better manager, we first need to become better leaders

So congratulations, as a manager you are already a leader. However, if you are like most of us you could probably become a better leader. If you took the time to take a look at all of your manager skills, where do you think that your biggest leadership challenge lies? The way that you can … Read more 3 Ways That Managers Can Improve Their Leadership Skills