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...
Finding Your Time Management Fit

Finding Your Time Management Fit

Ask anyone how they are doing these days, and you’ll likely get an answer that includes the word ‘busy’. It seems like everyone is running 100 miles per hour between trying to be great at work, eat right, exercise, socialize, spend time with family, and fit in enough...
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...
Prioritization Using the Eisenhower Grid

Prioritization Using the Eisenhower Grid

Prioritization is the act of ranking projects and tasks according to their importance and level of urgency.  There are always multiple factors that affect how you prioritize a task or a project.  You might give higher priority to an item because a key customer asked...