Are you a horrible boss?

Are you a horrible boss?

In this video I talk about the five kinds of horrible bosses, and what makes ordinarily smart, nice people turn into terrible managers. Like this:Like...
5 Questions to Ask on Your First Day Managing a New Team

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

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 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...

Surviving Your First Week On The Job

I talk a lot about surviving the transition to management, but a few weeks ago I got to pitch in and give some tips to Aquarius Magazine (a publication of Gulf News) on how to survive your first week in a new job.  The article came out yesterday and it’s full of...

5 Tips for Presenting to Senior Management

Does the thought of presenting to upper management make your knees knock? Do you spend days on the presentation only to spend your 5 minutes in the spotlight talking to your shoes while the executives yawn and sneak peeks at their Blackberries? For many new managers...
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