What’s Holding You Back? Could it be You?

So, what's holding you back. Do you finger-point? It's easy to do and often seems justified, but even so, what's gained? Regardless of how "real" the blame is, blaming will not improve the results; it could worsen things. Without training for improvement, how does attaching blame help? If someone dropped the ball, didn't follow through, [...]

By |2023-01-19T15:34:01+00:00January 19th, 2023|Leadership|0 Comments

How to Encourage Employees to Review You

It's essential to your leadership development that you encourage employees to review you. In my post Employee Reviews Should Be an Ongoing Process  I outlined why reviews should be a yearlong process not once per year. The other day a manager asked me to review questions she had prepared for her staff to answer before [...]

By |2023-01-17T14:45:29+00:00January 17th, 2023|Leadership|0 Comments

Do Your People Believe Your Company Values Are Real?

We all hope our employees believe in our company values and  follow and abide by company policies and procedures. We want to believe our teammates share the values outlined in mission statements and vision manifestos but do we know they share our company values? Not unless we ask. Do Your People Believe Your Company Values [...]

By |2022-12-04T13:51:58+00:00December 6th, 2022|Leadership|Comments Off on Do Your People Believe Your Company Values Are Real?

What Makes a Leader Worth Following?

Do you know what makes a leader worth following? You've been promoted to manager. It’s your first real management position and you don’t want to mess it up. You've had bosses who helped the team be more productive, others who interfered with productivity, and some who hindered performance. You don't want to be one of [...]

By |2022-11-27T13:25:51+00:00November 29th, 2022|Leadership|Comments Off on What Makes a Leader Worth Following?

A Student Review of The New Manager’s Workbook

A college professor sent me this book report covering The New Manger's Workbook from one of the profs students. This isn't the first time I've heard from secondary educators who use my book as a text or offer it as collateral material. The New Manager’s Workbook A Crash Course in Effective Management Randy Clark – [...]

By |2022-11-16T16:14:17+00:00November 17th, 2022|Leadership|Comments Off on A Student Review of The New Manager’s Workbook

Do You Know What’s Important To Your Employees? A short easy to use employee survey

Do you know what's important to your employees? Last week, I asked a management team how they could make their workplace better for their employees. A short discussion ended with the conclusion that the best answer to this question was to ask the employees. They're currently conducting an employee survey. The team has reviewed about [...]

By |2022-11-05T15:17:55+00:00November 8th, 2022|Leadership|Comments Off on Do You Know What’s Important To Your Employees? A short easy to use employee survey

Managing Younger People in the Workplace

If you're not currently working with or directly managing younger people in the workplace, you soon will be. Interacting with people outside your generation comes with a whole host of challenges. But there's one serious problem, in particular, to keep in mind when working with younger team members that you absolutely must hold at the [...]

By |2022-11-03T13:17:20+00:00November 3rd, 2022|Leadership|Comments Off on Managing Younger People in the Workplace

Who’s Training the Trainer? 

So, who's training the trainer? Good question. Have you ever managed managers? I have. And for a time I wasn't very competent. I expected my managers to know it all and do it on their own. Because, I mean—they were managers, weren't they? I remember discovering several of my managers weren't properly training their direct [...]

By |2022-11-01T13:22:57+00:00November 1st, 2022|Leadership|Comments Off on Who’s Training the Trainer? 

Will You Be ready for the Workforce of 2024? (written in 2014)

This post about the workforce of 2024 was written in 2014. I pulled it up with the idea of updating and rewriting it and then thought, what the heck, it's kind of fun looking back. So, where do you think I nailed it and where do you think I missed the mark?   Over the next [...]

By |2022-10-26T17:48:02+00:00October 27th, 2022|Leadership|Comments Off on Will You Be ready for the Workforce of 2024? (written in 2014)
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