Leadership & Career

About time: Scheduling is key when managing hybrid teams

March 20, 2023
It’s really hard to claw back something—remote work—that people now see as the norm. Making the return-to-office decision requires recognizing that remote work didn’t just change where people work. It also changed when people work.

Handling the move from “one of the gang” to manager

March 17, 2023
Has an internal promotion created a scenario in which you now manage former colleagues? Such a power shift requires some adjustments from all involved. Here’s how to navigate this potentially tricky road.

10 crucial questions to ask your employees

March 17, 2023
As a manager, it’s your responsibility to understand your employee’s strengths, weaknesses, natural talents, goals, aspirations and personal preferences. That’s quite a tall task if you manage large teams consisting of 10 or more people. Yet getting to know your employees becomes much easier if you know the right questions to ask.

Hands-off versus micromanaging: 4 ways to find the perfect balance

March 10, 2023
Managing employees is a never-ending balancing act teetering between undermanaging and micromanaging. Tipping the scale too far in either direction is a recipe for disaster, so your best bet is to stay snug in the middle—not breathing down your employees’ necks while not letting them run entirely amok, either.

Change management: Involve employees early to get increased buy-in when making changes

March 10, 2023
Change often scares people. A shift from the familiar generates feelings of uncertainty. The environment one knew how to navigate becomes filled with potential obstacles and hazy outcomes. Organizations can reduce some of this discomfort and boost the likelihood of workers getting on board with changes by bringing them into the mix sooner rather than later.

7 reasons leaders must shift in today’s changing workplace

March 8, 2023
Good leaders adapt and shift, an especially crucial element in today’s rapidly changing world. We all know a massive amount of change is happening in today’s workplace, so it’s a no-brainer for leaders to change along with it. If this doesn’t describe you as a leader, read on to learn how to shift as a leader and emerge stronger.

3 musts for building a successful hybrid team

March 8, 2023
It is one thing to take a group of individuals and create a team in a shared environment/workplace. It is another when everyone is remote from each other, on a level (although sometimes challenging) playing field. Here are three things you must do now to create and support a successful hybrid team.

Discover the key to management success: A strong training plan

March 8, 2023
How many times have you come across a manager who was a strong performer in their previous role, but is suddenly not meeting expectations? While organizations support internal promotions and encourage employees to show potential, managers are often left to lead on instinct without proper training on how to be a manager.

How to strengthen your empathy muscle—crucial for managers

March 3, 2023
Being a good manager isn’t easy. It takes a lot of time and effort to develop the skills and abilities necessary to effectively lead a team. Valuable lessons are learned through trial and error, and the constantly changing work landscape necessitates the development of new methods and approaches to ensure your people-first intent is received as such.

Managers: Encourage employees to take vacation time

March 3, 2023
When was the last time you used your PTO to take a vacation? If you’re like most Americans, it’s likely been a while, as 55% of workers don’t use all their paid time off. But encouraging your employees to use their time off is a win for you and for them.