employee learning and development

Goal Setting and Employee Learning and Development

Your Role as a Manager Economic conditions, advances in technology and the pace of global change require organizations to operate differently than in years past. Organizations who survive and thrive in these times will be customer focused, agile and prepared to implement new practices quickly that save or make money. An appreciation for diversity, global…

Goal Setting with Inherited Staff

Managing inherited teams can be tough, particularly if you inherit under performing employees. On occasion new managers are brought in to implement structure and even encourage attrition. Oftentimes managers are hired to work within existing structures. This can be a bit unnerving for the manager who discovers that the organization lacks appropriately skilled employees or…

stone on water

Managing an Inherited Team

Managing inherited teams can be tough, particularly if you inherit under performing staff. On occasion new managers are brought in to implement structure and even encourage attrition. Oftentimes managers are hired to manage using existing structures. This can be a bit unnerving for the manager who discovers that the organization lacks appropriately skilled staff or…

Managing Performance

Communicating for Success Managing performance may be one of the most challenging tasks you undertake as a new manager. Generally, your abilities as a manager and the work environment influence how effective you will be with managing performance. For some, this seems to come naturally and for others, managing performance can be dreaded, uncomfortable and…

New Manager's Success Plan

New Manager’s Success Plan

10 Strategies to Position Managers for Success   How can you stop stressing over your role as a new manager? • It’s not about having a college degree. • It’s not about being selected over other applicants. • It’s not even about knowing the right people.   The real secret to being an effective manager…

New Manager's Success Plan

A New Manager’s 90-Day Success Plan

Position Yourself for Success You can maximize your performance as a new manager by using an action plan to guide your first 90-days in your new role. Remember that you’ll need to adapt your plans as you engage with others and learn more about the organization, leadership and staff. Understand your short and long-term goals…

mirror

Are You Ready for Career Success this Year?

Position Yourself for Career Success What exciting times! A New Year and new opportunities are everywhere. What approach are you taking for making progress this year? Continuing along the same path you’ve been on? Things may be working for you quite well with your current approach. That’s great if that’s the case. If not, you…

Can Performance Management Limit Opportunities?

Can Performance Management Limit Opportunities? It Depends Performance management programs too often consist of independent activities that occur in isolation or with varying degrees of correlation (e.g., performance appraisals, workshops, conferences, and other training and development activities).  Performance appraisals, as a component of performance management programs, are generally created and given by supervisors with numerous…