Are you a horrible boss?

https://youtu.be/MYuLGii-kZE In this video I talk about the five kinds of horrible bosses, and what makes ordinarily smart, nice people turn into terrible managers.

5 Questions to Ask on Your First Day Managing a New Team

Taking over leadership of a new team can be a challenge. When you come in the door as a manager, all eyes are on you, and what you do during the first few days and weeks will set the stage for how you are perceived, and how you relate to your new team members.  All...

Webcast: How Did I Not See This Coming

Have you ever had a job where you felt like you were in way over your head? Have you ever had a manager that made every day an exercise in frustration? Have you ever realized that you might be that manager? Join this webcast for an engaging conversation with Katy...

What Makes a Great Manager?

What words come to mind when we think about what managers do? Crack open a thesaurus and we find a range of synonyms from ‘director’ to ‘zookeeper’. The dictionary uses words like ‘control’ and ‘administer’. Ask an employee, and you’ll likely get an eye roll along...

Giving Up a Little Control

A lot of people think being a great manager means being in control of everything all the time. That couldn't be further from the truth. I've always loved this clip from Kung Fu Panda - it reminds me that no matter how much I might want something to happen, it might...

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