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Stop Micromanaging Your Employees

Set goals and define expectations instead!

In coaching a number of managers over the last couple of years, I have found that many of them micromanage employees because they have not defined expectations or collaborated with employees to set goals. For new managers, in particular, they may not know how to delegate effectively; thereby defaulting […]

Mentor New Supervisors

Mentor

Helping Them Be Successful From Day One

New supervisors are often challenged with moving from being a friend to being a manager. That’s a big step! To help them be successful in their first role managing people, provide them a mentor to guide them.

A mentor can help supervisors adapt to their new role by: […]

Plan your Meetings

Ensure important issues are discussed!

If you want to be sure the most important issues are discussed and resolved at your next meeting, plan the meeting ahead of time. Too often managers hold meetings that are not planned; the right topics are not on the agenda for discussion. When we aren’t talking about the issues […]

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 […]