New Challenges for First-Time Managers

Congratulations! You’ve been promoted. Now what? In your previous role you were a rockstar. They saw something in you and you’ve been asked to lead the next generation of leaders. As a new manager you will make mistakes and face new challenges, no doubt about it. However, a little preparation can help you through these common, new challenges. 1. It’s Lonely … More New Challenges for First-Time Managers

TRUST YOUR TEAM

If you read and applied the principles found the post HOW TO HIRE THE RIGHT PEOPLE, this post should come easily. If you find it difficult to trust your team, you really don’t trust yourself to make a good hiring decision. Because, as managers, we are confident in our abilities, I can assume you are … More TRUST YOUR TEAM

INSPIRE CONFIDENCE

This post goes hand in hand with my previous post, TRUST YOUR TEAM. Without trust you will never inspire confidence. To inspire confidence you need to first and foremost allow people to fail. This may seem counter intuitive, but in reality it is the foundation to build confidence. Fear of failure is the number one reason people … More INSPIRE CONFIDENCE

ALWAYS BE FAIR

Employees are not your children – you will have favorites. Whether it’s because of personality, similar interests or work ethic, you will connect with some employees better than others. Because of this you may find yourself talking with one employee more than another, or speaking differently to them. Your team will see this and any … More ALWAYS BE FAIR