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Moving From Being a Friend to Being a Manager

Three Best Practice Steps to Set Up for Success!

Managing individuals who used to be your peers or your friends can be a nerve-wracking experience! It is essential to establish credibility and authority early on, while simultaneously not leaving the impression that the promotion has “gone to your head.” It is a delicate balancing act!

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Managing a Difficult Employee

We all have had a difficult employee that we needed to manage; it’s just a fact of being a leader! The goal is to be proactive in managing that difficult employee before it gets to the point where (s)he is causing damage to the team environment or to his/her own professional career.

Consider these best […]

Are You Ready for Leadership? - Part 3

How Effective a Manager Are You?

Read Part 1 and Part 2 of this case study for background information.

Prior to the Meeting between Allan and the VP of Product Development

Prior to his meeting with Allan, the VP of Product Development asked Allan to come prepared to discuss the team he was leading and in particular, what was going well […]

Are You Ready for Leadership? - Part 2

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Read Part 1 of this case study for background information.

The Team’s Next Steps

When we left off with the case study, the team felt they had to take action. The team members agreed that they would talk with Allan’s boss. They felt this project was too important to the company to allow it to […]

Are You Ready for Leadership? - Part 1

Leadership Challenges

A Mini Case Study

This mini case study follows Allan, a new manager of a global new product development team for a financial services firm. This global team was tasked with an 18 month innovation project. The team included 25 individuals from across the organization representing all geographic locations and all divisions. Allan took on […]