New Manager

Don’t be that guy…

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.


The Opposite of Love

Apathy can be deadly to your own career and the productivity and health of your team. Find out how to break the cycle of apathy and keep yourself and your team members happy and productive.


The myth of “need to know”

Is your management team one secret handshake away from being a street gang? Does the expression “need to know” come up regularly in your communication plan? Learn the unintended consequences of information hoarding.


Patrick Lencioni on Trust

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!


10 Tips for New Managers

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


Management vs. Leadership

The difference between management and leadership. Must all managers be leaders? Should leaders be able to break their grand dreams and schemes into tactical action plans? What is a leader anyway?


Challenge Yourself To Be More Effective

Being a leader is not about making excuses or having great reasons for why you couldn’t reach that tough goal. Anyone can say “I can’t” but leaders challenge themselves to say “I can and I will”

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