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...
Understanding HR – Basics for Managers

Understanding HR – Basics for Managers

As a manager, unless you are working in a very tiny company you will most likely have access to an HR department to handle some of the back-end paperwork for your team. You might not know it, but being an employer is a complex process in terms of government...

How to be an Effective Manager

Remember the old Nike commercial with Michael Jordan and Spike Lee? If you don’t, thanks to the wonders of YouTube here it is: So it’s an anti-ad, we all got that part. Michael Jordan would be great in his bare feet but Nike doesn’t care because every 15 year old...
Introducing GRASP – A New Model for Goal Management

Introducing GRASP – A New Model for Goal Management

Update – Brett used this model as the foundation for a speech competition hosted by Toastmasters and won second place in the area finals – here’s the video!  Congratulations Brett – nice to see you make this your own and even nicer to see you...
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:...