How do you develop alignment between team goals and organizational objectives? Make sure you get the facts from the source so you can be more effective as a manager.
To be effective as a manager it’s helpful if you understand and adapt your own communication style when you are interacting with other members of your team. As with time management there are many tools and instruments to assess communication style and personality type. Each of the sites listed below describes a tool or assessment […]
A great exercise for any new manager is to do a personal SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis. This framework is useful for analyzing many different types of scenarios including new product proposals, individual contributors and vendors, but in this case we will use is as a self evaluation tool. You can use it […]
All managers should have a realistic understanding of the ebb and flow of their team’s lives outside of work. That is not to say that you need to be best friends with your direct reports, or that you need to delve into your team’s personal lives. It’s more that you should make an effort to understand that an […]