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Every company has outstanding managers. These are the people who lead happy, productive teams, who easily motivate others and inspire innovation. They wear leadership like a comfortable sweater.

If you take a moment, you can probably name a few of these excellent managers in your organization.

And that’s the problem. There are only a few, and they are so rare, you can easily remember their names.

September 28, 2020

 

 

After months of online meetings, video conferences, Zoom, and Teams meetings, you’ve mastered the basics:

September 22, 2020

 

 

If you’re like many leaders with whom we’ve shared our new book Courageous Cultures, you’re mentally indexing your team and wondering if they’re capable of micro-innovations, problem-solving, and advocating for your customer. You want them to contribute, but they’re reluctant or clumsy.

July 13, 2020


 

The term team management gets thrown around a lot in professional settings. And while these are necessary for high levels of performance, it’s important to address what comprises team management skills.   

A great source of knowledge on this topic comes from individuals who skillfully manage people on a regular basis.

July 9, 2020

 

Carol McDaniel discusses how having those difficult conversations with employees is good for HR.

 

 

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May 14, 2020

 

SHRM asked human resource professionals to share their stories about something that has made a difference in their HR careers.

Trisha Zulic, Senior Director, Business Operations and Strategy at WSA Distributing, Inc. shares how she is connecting with and supporting her people managers every day. "It's important to make sure you’re taking care of your people managers," says Zulic, "because they are the people shaping the culture of your organization.”

April 17, 2020

 

 

Micro-Management is the single greatest deterrent to organizational progress in today's workforce. We all know that people don't leave companies, they leave bad bosses. Yet, workplace bullying at the expense of employee mental health continues to be an issue. There are a few avenues that require some intuition but could ultimately fix that which has a chokehold on progress.

February 28, 2020

 


 

How can managers become measurably more effective? To answer this question, I studied crucial moments. I wondered in moments when the stakes are high, and the pressure is on, do managers remain calm, candid, direct, and willing to listen? Or do their direct reports describe them as angry, closed-minded, rejecting, even devious? And, how does either style affect results and relationships?

February 20, 2020

We’ve all heard the saying: people don’t quit their jobs; they quit their managers.

But in my experience, the problem is always bigger than one toxic individual. Unsatisfying work is a product of an unsatisfying workplace.

June 17, 2019