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...
4 Tips for Solving Tough Problems

4 Tips for Solving Tough Problems

Being a manager has never been an easy job, but these days it seems tougher than ever. Competition comes from every corner of the globe. Innovation is transforming how, where, and when we work. The workforce is more diverse than ever, and everyone is trying to do more...
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 and...