Top 10 Tools and Resources for New Managers

Top 10 Tools and Resources for New Managers

Starting a new job with management responsibilities?  It can be overwhelming.  The good news is there are plenty of tools to help you be successful in your new management role.  Here are a few of my favorites: The Association for Talent Development (ATD) – ATD...
How to Keep Your Focus

How to Keep Your Focus

I get asked a lot about time management and prioritization.  People are always looking for better ways to figure out how to focus on what’s important and how to eliminate some of the many distractions that suck away time.  I keep coming back to an analogy that...
Strategies for Dealing with Boring Tasks at Work

Strategies for Dealing with Boring Tasks at Work

Every management job, regardless of your industry or department carries with it some tedious tasks. If you are lucky enough to have an administrative assistant to do your filing or open your mail, that’s great, but I’ll bet you still have things on your...
Randy Pausch on Time Management

Randy Pausch on Time Management

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...
Enjoy the Moment or Plan for the Future?

Enjoy the Moment or Plan for the Future?

There are two schools of thought on how to manage your life – the “live in the moment” crowd (Oprah and her ilk) and the “if you’re not going somewhere you’ll never get anywhere” crowd (Stephen Covey, David Allen, and all of the time management gurus). If it seems...
25 Tools Every Manager Should Know

25 Tools Every Manager Should Know

BOOKS The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People How to Win Friends and Influence People The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You The One Minute Manager The Five Dysfunctions of a Team The Trusted Advisor First, Break all the Rules:...