Heads Up Leadership: The Value of Perspective

Heads Up Leadership: The Value of Perspective

We’re all busy people, and it’s easy to get spend most of our days with our heads down, just focusing on pushing through our task lists. But unfortunately, when we spend too much time grinding through our to-do lists, we tend to lose perspective....
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...
What To Do When Collaboration Breaks Down on Your Team

What To Do When Collaboration Breaks Down on Your Team

This is what teamwork and collaboration looks like at its best:   Here are three signs that collaboration has broken down on your team: You have a recurring meeting and the agenda items haven’t changed in over a month You propose a ridiculous idea as a joke...
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...
Giving Up a Little Control

Giving Up a Little Control

A lot of people think being a great manager means being in control of everything all the time. That couldn’t be further from the truth. I’ve always loved this clip from Kung Fu Panda – it reminds me that no matter how much I might want something to...
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