In Defense of the Hand Written To-Do List

In Defense of the Hand Written To-Do List

I’m a geek.  I love my smartphone and my iPad, I’ve worked in IT for years, and I’m all about technology.  So here’s a surprise – I hand write my daily task list.  Every day.  Why would I do that when there are so many great tech based...
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 Do You Choose Your Team?

In 2011 Mumford and Sons broke out after their appearance on the Grammy’s.  After watching them, a friend of mine quipped: Too bad Mumford didn’t have any sons who played drums… It’s tempting as a manager to think about the elements you need on...

5 Questions All New Managers Need to Ask on Day 1

Your first day on the job as a new manager can be nerve wracking.  New responsibilities, new expectations, and everyone looking to you for leadership when you don’t even know where the bathroom is yet.  So what do you do in your first days and weeks as a new...

Jason Fried – Why Work Doesn’t Happen at Work

Great insight on why working in the office and being interrupted all day makes no sense. Looking for more ideas on how to grow your management and leadership skills?  Why not join the Survive Your Promotion group on LinkedIn?  Share management and leadership...
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