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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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Getting Buy-In for a Large Project – Part 3 of 3

Use Your Influencing Skills

Read Part 1 and Part 2 of this case study.

In this last part of this case study, we’ll share a little about Alison’s outreach efforts as well as the results of those efforts.

Alison’s goal in these outreach efforts was to influence those peers with whom she had strong relationships […]

Getting Buy-In for a Large Project - Part 2 of 3

Use Your Influencing Skills

Read Part 1 of this mini case study.

In this second part of the case study, we’ll explore how Alison got back on track to get her peers on board with an initiative to undertake a 360 assessment in order to develop a strategic plan for learning and development.

Alison Reflected […]

Getting Buy-In for a Large Project - A Mini Case Study

Use Your Influencing Skills

If you want to get buy-in for a large project, you must influence others to support you. Regardless of your role in the organization – leader or not – influencing skills enables you to get buy-in for projects you need to launch. This 3-part mini case study will focus on the […]

Keeping Employees Engaged in a Boring Job

5 Things to Do

Not every job is interesting all of the time! Especially jobs where employees start right out of school and may be serving as a junior customer service representative or doing phone support. After a while the job seems boring and tedious. As a manager, however, it is important to keep employees […]