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Avoid burnout as a new manager

Use This Tactic To Avoid Burnout As A New Manager

By | Posted Apr 12, 2017 | 1 Comment

Sometimes being good at your job can feel like a pie-eating contest where the prize is more pie. You know […]

Micromanager

Transition To Leadership: 8 Steps To Check The Micromanager In You

By | Posted Feb 27, 2017 | 1 Comment

As new managers step into their leadership role, they should take care to avoid the micromanager trap. An obsession with […]

Don’t Make These 6 Communication Mistakes At Work

By | Posted Aug 2, 2016 | 1 Comment

Are you the interrupter? Or the one making everyone uncomfortable by telling offensive jokes? Don’t be “that guy,” the clueless […]

3 Ways to Build Quality Relationships with Your Employees

By | Posted Jun 23, 2016 | 3 Comments

Struggling to feel like you’re a part of the team? Identify the four types of employees in your relationship ecosystem and incorporate these simple methods to improve shaky dynamics within your organization.

workplace bullies

How To Spot Disguised Workplace Bullies During The Interview

By | Posted Jun 16, 2016 | 3 Comments

Bullies at work have the ability to create a toxic environment for everyone. Dr. Lynne Curry, founder of The Growth Company, describes the character traits of undercover bullies so you don’t make the mistake of hiring them.

new manager

5 Questions To Ask On Your First Day Managing A New Team

By | Posted May 20, 2016 | 2 Comments

The first day as a new manager can be tough. Prepare for a productive first day by asking these five questions recommended by Katy Tynan, Managing Director of CoreAxis Consulting.

Do Newly Hired Execs Need Coaching? A Case for Why it Could Help

By | Posted May 6, 2016 | 2 Comments

How can new executives thrive? President of CBIZ Human Capital Services & EFL Associates Jay Meschke outlines the key benefits of companies investing in experienced coaches for new hires.

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4 Ways Managers Can Make Difficult Conversations Easier

By | Posted Feb 3, 2016 | 1 Comment

Are you avoiding the tough talk with your employees? Confront your fears and lead the conversation with confidence by employing these four solid tactics.

new manager? be like archimedes

New Manager? Be an Archimedes, Not a Sisyphus!

By | Posted Mar 20, 2015

What can you learn from the greatest thinkers in history? As a manager, you can take many lessons from the wisdom of thinkers who revolutionized mankind. Marina Theodotou offers her advice on how to replicate the wisdom of Archimedes, and how you can incorporate his lessons into your management style.

new manager: managing yourself

New Manager? Your First Task: Managing Yourself

By | Posted Feb 25, 2015 | 1 Comment

Are you a new manager, ready to take on the job but nervous about becoming overwhelmed? Feeling anxious is normal when assuming more responsibility, but it is important to master the basics first. Marina Theodotou explains why your first task as a new manager must be managing yourself. See how you can successfully manage yourself first, and expand those skills to excel at managing others.

how to be more customer focused

Forget the Competition. Think Customers.

By | Posted Sep 26, 2014 | 3 Comments

Don’t let the competition define your external growth strategy. Instead, plan for the people who matter most ─ your customers. […]

Managing Your Peers: From Buddy to Boss

By | Posted Sep 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

Being promoted to manager is an exciting prospect for any employee. It also introduces new questions about existing relationships with co-workers. Do you keep your friendships and avoid making tough decisions? Do you put your role first and exert your power as the boss at their expense? Courtney Templin offers advice to new managers and highlights some important steps to making a successful transition from buddy to boss.

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