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Tips for New Managers

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If you are a manager or in a leadership position at your job, learning to manage difficult employees, unfortunately, is a reality. The key to this over anything else is to love people. It will make managing a team full of varying personalities and strengths easier to navigate, especially the more complex personality types.  This […]

THE DIFFERENT KINDS OF DIFFICULT EMPLOYEES AND HOW TO HANDLE THEM

Leadership Development

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A couple weeks ago I had someone send me an email as she was experiencing quite a bit of angst around being the one to develop a work plan/project plan. ​She said “Mak, I have no idea what to do here. I’m used to being the person that is part of the plan. I’ve never […]

HOW TO WRITE A PROJECT PLAN

Leadership Development

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Transitioning from a peer to a manager can be super awkward, and you may feel like you’re in a challenging position. It could be an awkward spot to be in for a few reasons. You may be actual friends with your peers, not just work friends, and there may be an unspoken expectation that you […]

HOW TO MAKE THE TRANSITION FROM PEER TO MANAGER

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Sooo you just got promoted or hired on as a brand new manager and you’re about to have jumped into your first day and you’re not sure what exactly to do and where to start.  Well my friend this video is for you! Would you prefer to read rather than watch? Not to worry! You […]

HOW TO MAKE YOUR FIRST DAY AS MANAGER A SUCCESS

Leadership Development

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A couple weeks ago a new leader in my New Manager Accelerator asked a great question that I wanted to share. She said that she was looking for tips and insights as to how she could support her team. What a fully loaded question! But a great one 😉 I decided to pull this question […]

WHAT EMPLOYEES WANT FROM THEIR MANAGERS

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Do you think your team should respect you because they HAVE to? Or rather do you feel as though this is the kind of thing that you have to earn over time? ​I’m going to assume you agree with the second one 🙂 Unfortunately some managers think that they should automatically be respected because of […]

HOW TO EARN RESPECT AS A LEADER

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Learning to have effective one-on-one meetings with employees is crucial to becoming a successful leader.  These meetings are your chance to connect with the people you work with, learn more about them, and set the stage for a trusting relationship.  Sadly, many new managers don’t know how to utilize one-on-one meetings to their advantage, and […]

One-on-One Meetings with Employees

Leadership Development

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I think all of us have that story! ​You know the one… with the terrible manager! You know what I’m talking about… The one who micromanages, doesn’t communicate properly and is waaaay too much in your business. It’s horrible! Now that you’re in the position of leader, you’ve probably wondered yourself how you’re doing. That’s […]

SIGNS OF A BAD MANAGER

Leadership Development

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Did you know that 1 in every 3 employees report that their manager completely lacks communication skills? THAT IS CRAZY! Especially since communication is a fundamental skill of leadership and management and here’s why: A lack of consistent and clear communication leads to..  Unclear direction Stressful work environments Workplace failures Financial losses Customer attrition  Business […]

COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR MANAGERS

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Micromanagement is a pretty big issue in the workforce.  There is a lot of information available about dealing with a micromanaging boss. In contrast, there is not as much information for the person who is a micromanager.  I think it’s important we have discussions and start becoming more aware of the signs of a micromanager, […]

5 SIGNS OF A MICROMANAGER

Leadership Development

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