How to Make Time to Lead

Most managers want to be good leaders but they have difficulty finding the time to develop, coach, and support their employees to the degree that is needed. The ongoing challenge is finding the time to step back from the day-to-day “firefighting” to reflect on what...

Fight for Your Ideas!

All of the ideas that you propose as a manager will not be widely accepted by others. Personal agendas, competing interests, fear of change, and petty jealousies are examples of reasons why others will try to block your solutions from being implemented. However, when...

Set Up Your New Employees for Success

Every new employee needs to be oriented to his/her new position. Whether the employee is new to the company or has transferred into the department, managers have a responsibility to set up new employees for success by orienting them to their new role. Most of us have...

Get the Work in on Time!

One of the biggest challenges managers experience is getting employees to consistently deliver their work on time. Whether it is a status report or a project deliverable, there always seems to be an excuse why the deadline cannot be met. The consequences can be...

September 1st, Happy New Year!

For many people, September seems like the beginning of a new year. Everyone is looking forward to the next few months now that summer vacations are over and children are back at school. In many ways, September is a fresh start for business as well. Employees at all...