April 8, 2019

Are you having effective 1:1s? A rubric

Why 1:1s are important, what you get out of them, what your employees get. Lots of ways to approach them, I have a specific framework I recommend (link out) but most important is that it works for you and your report. Use this rubric to see how well your 1:1s are going.
April 8, 2019

5 Skills New Managers Lack

New leaders often earn the title of manager because of excellent work they did as an individual contributor. However, it’s a shock to many just how different the skills are that will allow you to succeed in the role of a manager. Like Marshall Goldsmith says, what got you here won’t get you there.
April 8, 2019

How to Talk to a New Manager About Skill Development

Bringing on a new manager to your team is at once exciting and nerve-wracking. On one hand, you have another whole person to help manage the work and the team — a win!
April 8, 2019

First week: how to start building trust with your team

Starting a role as a new manager is exciting, but forging so many new relationships from scratch can be a little scary, too.
April 8, 2019

The Well-Intentioned Rambler: How to manage talkative team members who derail your meetings

You’re a new manager, and one of the things you need to get good at is running meetings. Love them or hate them, it’s big part of the job, and nothing is worse than a poorly run gathering.
March 28, 2019

Management basics: Give great feedback using this 4-step method

Regular, constructive feedback is a crucial element of high-performing teams, but it’s not an inherently easy thing to do.
March 28, 2019

Common mistakes new managers make in giving constructive feedback, and how to avoid them

As these stats from a survey by OfficeVibe show, giving constructive feedback is a big, important part of being a manager.
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