First-Time Manager #14—Management Lessons Learned the Hard Way

In workshops and live settings, I’ve been asked numerous times about my biggest mistakes as a manager. I’ve made a fair number of them over three decades of leading and managing (and I regularly share these via my cases and articles), however, my Achilles Heel earlier in my career was my propensity to invest an [...]

By | 2017-11-06T09:33:40+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Emerging Leaders, First Time Manager Series, Leadership|0 Comments

Struggling as a Manager? Try Revisiting These 3 Foundational Issues

If you’re growing frustrated and fatigued with your life as a manager, you might want to take a step-back and review and strengthen the foundation for your role. Three items provide structural integrity for your managerial foundation: role clarity, values, and connectedness All three components inter-operate to support your effectiveness and to eliminate many challenges in this difficult role. Alternatively, the absence of the three is potentially disastrous.

By | 2017-11-02T07:16:59+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Emerging Leaders, First Time Manager Series, Leadership|0 Comments

The Good, Hard Work of Developing Managers Who Lead

Enough with the false dichotomy between managers and leaders. Our priority must be to teach, coach, and inspire our managers to lead from day one. While those on the front-line live closer to the work of the organization, leadership behaviors are every bit as essential (maybe more so) for success as they are for those operating higher up the organization chart. Start developing your managers as leaders!

By | 2017-08-19T10:52:58+00:00 August 20th, 2017|Emerging Leaders, Leadership, Leadership Caffeine|2 Comments

New Program—Developing as a Manager of Managers

Transitioning into and navigating the role of manager of managers is one of the most important and potentially challenging career steps you will experience. My new Manager of Managers webinar series and professional development program is designed to fill the gap for practical, powerful guidance for anyone interested in succeeding in this challenging role. The program kicks off later in August, 2017, with early-bird pricing available until 8/5/2017.

By | 2017-08-03T09:28:24+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Career, Emerging Leaders, Leadership|0 Comments

Helping Your First-Time Manager Start-Up Successfully

Look around you, and you’ll see that your front-line managers are accountable for the lion’s share of people managing in your organization. Whether you call them supervisor or manager, these individuals are responsible for the teams delivering customer support, technical services, operations, sales, and many other functions across the enterprise. These roles are also training [...]