What to Do When You Make a Mistake as a Manager

What to Do When You Make a Mistake as a Manager

You know what no one ever tells you about being a manager? They don’t tell you that sometimes it’s really embarrassing. As a leader, you spend a lot of time encouraging people to do their best, to push themselves, to develop and learn and grow. But learning and growth...
How to  Avoid Being a Horrible Boss: The Manipulator Edition

How to Avoid Being a Horrible Boss: The Manipulator Edition

Some horrible bosses are not scary like the angry manager, or disengaged like the invisible manager. They are engaged, but for all the wrong reasons. In this video I talk about a particular type of horrible boss: the manipulator. This is someone who is working their...
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 a new team is tough. 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 that pressure, and you...
The 5 Skills Every Manager Needs

The 5 Skills Every Manager Needs

What makes a manager effective? It seems like a simple question, yet many individuals and organizations are still struggling on a day-to-day basis to find an answer. Recently ATD conducted a survey and found that there are 5 core skills that every manager needs in...