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Katy Tynan is an expert in the future of work. She is the author of Survive Your Promotion, and her upcoming book is How Did I Not See This Coming: The New Manager’s Guide to Avoiding Total Disaster (ATD Press, November 2017). Tynan is managing director at CoreAxis Consulting.

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Inputs Vs. Outputs: Where Should Your Focus Lie As A Team Leader?

By | Posted Apr 10, 2017

I was sitting in on a sales team meeting a few weeks ago, listening to them talk about how they […]

Goal setting for managers

3 Keys To Setting SMART And Achievable Goals As A New Manager

By | Posted Feb 8, 2017

Goal setting is one of the fundamental skills that managers need to be successful, in part because goals are one […]

unexpected employee turnover

4 Ways To Avoid Unexpected Employee Turnover

By | Posted Dec 19, 2016

The typical person changes jobs over 11 times in their career. With average tenures in the low single digits, turnover has become part of life. But you have the choice to be proactive. Keep surprises to a minimum, and you won’t be blindsided by unexpected employee turnover.

retaining top talent

Retaining Top Talent: 5 Things Employees Value More Than Money

By | Posted Nov 18, 2016

Even if you have plenty of room in your budget to pay everyone on your team over and above market rates, money isn’t the only thing that keeps people happy and engaged at work.

goal setting

Goal Setting Is Still The Most Effective Way To Manage Performance

By | Posted Oct 21, 2016 | 3 Comments

The more things change, the more one thing has remained the same. Goal setting (based on mutually agreed-upon goals) is still one of the most effective tools in the manager’s toolbox for managing performance.

open-door policy

How Open Is Your Open-Door Policy?

By | Posted Sep 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

An open-door policy is a good place to start when you’re looking to build a culture of open communication in an organization. But it shouldn’t be the only tool in your toolbox when you are looking for feedback.

goals change

Great Expectations: Managing Your Work When Goals Change

By | Posted Aug 19, 2016

Trying to reach goals that are constantly changing can be extremely stressful for both you and your team. Katy Tynan, a speaker and author of practical guides to career transitions, offers key advice for managers to lead with confidence.

employee engagement

Puzzling Over Employee Engagement? It’s Not Rocket Science

By | Posted Aug 17, 2016 | 3 Comments

Engaged workers create great products, provide great service, think creatively, and work well with others. While it takes time and effort to foster a culture of employee engagement in your organization, it’s well worth that investment.

work-life balance

Work-Life Balance: How To Cure The Summertime Blues

By | Posted Jul 21, 2016

It’s summer, and you’re likely dreaming of the beach—but with targets to hit and competition just as fierce, most companies […]

It’s Time to Start Using Collaboration Tools Efficiently

By | Posted Jun 14, 2016

Looking for ways to help your team use collaboration tools wisely? You and your team’s time is precious and getting notifications all day can be distracting. Katy Tynan, a leading expert in the evolution of work provides key tips on how to preventing technology from becoming a nuisance at work.

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.

How Introverts and Extroverts Can Work Together

By | Posted Mar 9, 2016 | 1 Comment

Are you struggling to bring the best out of your team? Leadership expert Katy Tynan provides a deeper understanding of the communication tactics of both introverts and extroverts. Create an environment where employees with different personalities can effectively generate ideas.

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