Webinar: The Six Challenging Conversations You Must Master to Succeed

Simply stated, challenging conversations are where we mine the gold from our leadership and management efforts. It's too bad we spend so much time delaying or dodging these discussions. When we do engage, often, we muddle our way through and leave money and performance on the table. Join me for my free webinar on the six challenging conversations at work you must learn to master to succeed.

Succeeding as a First-Time Manager: Online Development plus Mentoring

The shift from individual contributor to first-time manager is one of the most challenging in all of organizational life. My Succeeding as a First-Time Manager online plus mentoring program is designed to help new managers build a strong foundation and gain access to the tools and approaches essential for success.

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First-Time Manager #15—Leverage Values to Give Your Team a Voice

If you've ever worked for a manager who suppressed alternative views and different approaches, you know how oppressive the environment becomes in that situation. A much better approach is to build in the values that promote fierce debate and rapid resolution leading to execution. Of course, this is easier said than done. You as manager own the hard work of creating this environment. Start with the right values.

By | 2017-11-29T08:11:56+00:00 November 29th, 2017|First Time Manager Series|0 Comments

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