Managers Learn That Innovation Works Best As A Team

Innovation is required in order for a company to be truly successful

The job of every manager is to find ways to use their manager skills to get the most out of their teams. Although this is easy to say, it’s actually quite hard to do because most of us don’t have any manager training on how to go about doing this. One way that a manager … Read more

Four Things That Google Learned About Managers

The best managers practice these four habits

We all know who Google is, right? Well it turns out that they like data and they like processing data. What this means for managers is that Google spends their time collecting data about how managers are using their manager skills to manage their teams and then they process that data. They used to think … Read more

Managers Want To Know Why Being A Leader Is So Hard To Do

Management is easy, leadership is hard to do well

Ok, hopefully we can all agree that the basic management stuff is pretty easy for just about anyone with manager skills to do: sign time cards, have an annual review, keep things on track. These things don’t require a great deal of manager training. I like to think of management as being the process of … Read more

Managers Have To Practice Conscientiousness

A manager's success is actually about conscientiousness, not competition

When a manager is looking to use their manager skills to add someone to their team, what are the qualities that we should be looking for? Sure, we often go looking for a future team member who will be driven, aggressive, and focused on reaching their goals. However, is it possible that we’ve been getting … Read more

Managers Need To Work To Deepen Their Emotional Intelligence

Managers need to find ways to boost their emotional intelligence

The world of management is filled with a number of different buzz words. One such word that we’ve been hearing for a while is “emotional intelligence”. The reason that managers should start to pay attention to this topic is because evidence is showing that emotional intelligence plays a big role in workplace performance if we … Read more

Managers Need To Have A Plan To Deal With An Active Shooter

Nobody wants to think about it, but you do need to have a plan

I really wish that we did not have to have this discussion. No matter how much manager training you’ve had or how sharp you think that your manager skills are, none of us is ready to deal with a life & death situation that having someone in our office with a gun creates. In the … Read more

Managers Need To Know If They Are Confident Or Overconfident

There is a fine line between being confident and being overconfident

So manager – are you overconfident? I’m pretty sure that we all know that being self-confident is one of the manager skills that we all need in order to be a great manager. However, it turns out that there is a dark side to this trait – we can easily become overconfident. When we are … Read more