If you haven’t seen the long version of this talk by Randy Pausch, it’s here. For those of you who are not familiar with the story, Randy was a professor at Carnegie Mellon who died of pancreatic cancer a few years ago. In his last year he gave an inspirational speech and wrote a book […]
You’ve heard of SMART goals and the GROW model – this post introduces a new way of looking at goal management for new managers – the GRASP model.
As a new manager you are walking into a game with rules, processes and established methods of communication. If you fail to take the time to get to know those rules in advance, you will have a long uphill battle to regain the trust and respect of your fellow managers. During your first few weeks, make sure to take the time to meet with other managers, particularly those with whom you will be working closely.
We all know about helicopter parents – those nuts who start off doing their kids homework and end up filling out their job applications – but what about helicopter managers? I don’t mean micro managers who follow their team members around breathing down their necks. I mean the supervisors who fail to realize that it’s […]
I love Patrick Lencioni – here is a brief segment of a talk on trust that highlights the difference between predictive trust and emotional vulnerability. Are your leadership skills holding you back? I can help! Contact me to see what a little coaching can do for your career!
Transitioning into a management role for the first time can be a shock. The day to day activities of a supervisor are very different from those of an individual contributor. A while back I wrote a list of the top mistakes new managers make, so here is the companion to that list – 10 things you should do when you take on a management position