Great Managers Are Great Coaches Too

When you train a new employee or mentor a high-achieving team member, you are exercising your coaching skills. Good coaches, like good managers, develop people by providing them with the appropriate resources, training, and assignments. Effective coaches act as mentors to the people they coach, encouraging them to develop new skills and succeed in their […]

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3 Pitfalls to Using 360s in a Talent Platform

Convenience. We’re constantly pursuing ways to make our lives, both personal and professional, as convenient and efficient as possible. It makes sense then that we oftentimes opt for a larger one-stop shop, whether for increased choices or lower price. After all, lugging your kids with you to both a grocery store and a shoe store […]

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How to Develop an Effective Team

Whether you manage experienced people who only ask you a question occasionally or new hires for whom training takes up much of your day–or a combination of the two extremes–every person is a valuable part of your team. Effective teamwork involves working together to produce an excellent product. In many ways, your job is to […]

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Book Review: Radical Candor

Radical Candor, by Kim Scott. NY: St. Martin’s Press. 2017. 232 pages. Kim Scott starts her excellent management book by telling a story about one of her employees in the first company she owned. “Bob” was a kind, funny, caring, and supportive colleague. There was just one problem: his work was terrible. She liked Bob, […]

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Sure you care, but are you passionate?

Are you passionate about your job? Sure, you care about it, you want to make better metrics than last quarter, and you help your team, but are you passionate? Company culture is formed by the attitudes of every single employee in the organization, and it’s the managers who set the example. Even a talented team […]

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