Are Questions The Key To Becoming A Better Manager?

The best managers know how to ask questions that make people think

We would all like to use our manager skills to be better managers. The big question that all of us deal with each and every day is just exactly what kind of manager training do we need to make this happen. It turns out that if we keep doing the things that we are doing … Read more

Managers Need To Learn How To Praise Their Team Members

It turns out that managers need to find a way to recognize efforts

When someone on your team does good work, what do you do? I’m hoping that the answer is that you take time out of your day and use your manager skills to praise them. If you can figure out how to do this the right way, then your praise can get them to work harder, … Read more

5 Things That Managers Can Do For Their Team

These are the things that you need to do if you want to be remembered as a good manager

As a manager, what is your legacy going to be? Do you want to be remembered as being a good manager or as a bad manager? The best managers are remembered for what they did for their team, the bad ones are remembered for what they did to their team. Using your manager skills to … Read more

What Does It Take To Be A Good Manager?

It's not easy being a manager in the real world

An interesting question that many of us may not have spent a lot of time thinking about is what does it take to be a good manager? All too often in today’s fast paced world of business, many people find themselves in management positions with little to no manager training and no manager skills. Additionally, … Read more

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