Changing Your View On Managing From the Middle

There's a lot of negative spin about the role of managing from the middle, mostly perpetuated by individuals who feel over-worked, under-paid, and under-appreciated. That's too bad because, with the proper frame-shift, you might recognize managing from the middle is filled with opportunities to create, guide, develop, and frankly have a little fun.

Free Webinar: 4 Conversations to Help You Develop New Managers

On Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. central, I am hosting a new webinar entitled: 4 Critical Conversations for New Manager Success. My goal in this free event is to share a framework of four sets of conversations and supporting activities promoting managers can use to strengthen their selection and early-stage development of new managers on their teams.

How to Respond When Someone Violates Your Trust

I’m an advocate of leaders practicing Swift Trust in the workplace. Given that time-to-trust is an essential driver of time-to-performance on teams, the approach makes sense, yet it is not risk-free—it will backfire from time-to-time. Here are some approaches to help you recover when someone makes you question your decision to trust them:

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