5 Critical Resources for New Managers

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CRM: Customer Relationship Management

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Manage Polarities. or Step Off the Seesaw

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Do you seesaw back and forth, trying to manage polarities in your life and find the right balance? The post Manage Polarities. Personal Effectiveness Barry Johnson polarity managementThere are a lot of seesaws you can get caught on: Overcommitted — Bored Trust too easily — Distrustful Being agreeable — Blowing up Overeating — Dieting When the seesaw tips, our natural tendency is to try […].

Managing Millennials

Eric Jacobson

The second edition of Managing the Millennials is an important read. Executing solutions to the most common obstacles to younger workers engaging and learning from the people who manage them. Because, in 2015, Millennials comprised 35 percent of the workforce--nearly 54 million workers.

Management Classics


From the 2005 Harvard Business Review : Marcus Buckingham on " What Great Managers Do." An excerpt: After a couple of months, she noticed that when she gave Jeffrey a vague assignment, such as “Straighten up the merchandise in every aisle,” what should have been a two-hour job would take him all night—and wouldn’t be done very well.

Managing Millennials

Eric Jacobson

In their book, Millennials Who Manage , authors Chip Espinoza and Joel Schwarzbart explain that there are nine managerial competencies essential to managing Millennials.

Managing an Expectation


[Photo by Ruthson Zimmerman at Unsplash] "Expectation" is an uplifting word. We say it and our spirit rises. We think of related concepts such as hope and an expectation seems to be a very positive thing. As with most positives, however, it can also have a downside. In this case, that occurs when reality or perfectionism enters. If you have an unrealistic expectation for social encounters or business transactions, that is a way of producing nervousness and disappointment.

Why Make Managers A Strategic Priority?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Larry Sternberg and Kim Turnage: What would your organization be like if every employee had a great manager? In every organization, managers are a key leverage point to drive higher performance and better business results. Managers maintain service and quality standards and ensure adherence to company policies and regulatory requirements. The impact managers have on turnover and engagement go straight to the organization’s bottom line.

How Middle Managers Provide Leadership Everyday

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Let’s set aside the boring debate about leaders vs. managers for a moment and take a look at daily life for most managers in organizations. The reality is that middle managers provide leadership, or at least have the opportunity to provide leadership, all the time.

Leading Versus Managing

Eric Jacobson

Here are some great insights about leading versus managing from Bob Kulhan and his new book, Getting To Yes And. He says, "Leading is not managing. Managing is not leading." Managing is taking care of logistical and practical details.

Are you a leader or a manager?

Lead on Purpose

Business owners and entrepreneurs are often asked this leader vs. manager question regarding their management style. Each is different, yet both … Continue reading → Leadership balance management motivationFor many, these two words are synonymous; both are important for motivating people to work towards a common goal.

10 Tips for First-Time Managers – Infographic

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Leading Versus Managing

Eric Jacobson

In his new book, Getting To "Yes And": The Art of Business Improv , author Bob Kulhan reminds us of the important difference between leadership and management. I'd suggest that the act of managing focuses strictly on strategic thinking at its most practical -- on execution.

Reality, Management, and Drucker


Recently, I scanned through a group of articles in the publication of a highly-respected business school. The articles were short and easy to grasp. Each time I hoped to find some insightful point worthy of a blog link. I did not find a single one.

Best Manager or Worst Manager?

Chart Your Course

The post Best Manager or Worst Manager? Employee Retention Human Resource Management Leadership Talent ManagementIs this true? Do you agree with Maria’s quote? Tell us about a good (or a bad) leader you know. appeared first on Leadership Speaker and DISC Training.

Hyper-Sensitivity about Micro-Management


Over the past few years I've seen executives, managers, and supervisors who are so wary of micro-managing that they shun soliciting information which they should have or giving advice which they should give. Sometimes you need to micro-manage.

Alternative Management Styles that Can Help to Grow Your Business

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How to Be a Successful Project Manager

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The Most Important Thing You Manage isn’t Projects or People

Leadership Freak

The most important thing you manage is your… Continue reading → Personal Growth Taking others higher Time management Values mission & vision Innovation Leadership Development Priorities Time ManagementSomeone or something is controlling your attention. Often it’s not you. Maybe it’s an email alert or a buzzing cell phone. Distracted leaders live inconsequential lives.

How to manage time effectively

Lead on Purpose

When someone … Continue reading → Purpose entrepreneur productivity time managementA common response—when you ask somebody for their help or their input—is “I don’t have enough time.” This is an interesting response given that we all have the same amount of time – 24 hours in a day.

Top Project Management Challenges

Strategy Driven

Ask any project manager, and you’ll hear that one of the top problems that they face is a high tolerance for failure. Excel spreadsheets and emails are two ways to accomplish this, but most managers should use a project management methodology to stay on task.

Management Integrity

Eric Jacobson

Some words of wisdom from author Thomas Teal : Integrity in management means : being responsible communicating clearly keeping promises being an honest broker avoiding hidden agendas knowing oneself Also, explains Teal : Great managers serve two masters; one organizational, one moral.

Mr. Time Management


As chairman and chief executive officer of a global alliance of auto companies—including Groupe Renault , Nissan Motor Co. , and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. , all three of which he also leads as chairman or chairman/CEO—his travel schedule begins to fill up six months to a year in advance. A typical month for him consists of a week in France, a week in Japan, and the remaining two weeks split among the U.S.,

Managers Versus Leaders

Eric Jacobson

Today's thought from author John Blakey: Managers manage. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management John Blakey Leadership ManagementLeaders anticipate.

Task Managers


Matthew Lang gives advice on how to find a great task manager. Based on his judgment I'll be trying "Todoist

Management Agility

Coaching Tip

"Warm and fuzzy" works well for internet memes--not for management advice. . Authors Colin Price and Sharon Toye, argue, "It's time to recognize that "soft stuff" is really the hard stuff and to bring hard science to management.". Your job as the manager is to understand how ripples will play into each other and to spot the opportunities and the dangers. Performance Management and Coaching.

Great Managers


Harvard Business Review , March 2005: Marcus Buckingham on "What Great Managers Do." Average managers play checkers, while great managers play chess.

Time Management: Scheduled Days

Survive Your Promotion

Guide2 Prioritization Time Management Basics leadership management New Manager ToolsThere are a lot of different kinds of days in your working life. There are days full of meetings and days where you plow through your to-do list.

Tattoos for Managers


We live in The Age of Tattoo and if managers are to succumb to that trend, rather than selecting something that any schlemiel might pick, some lasting and inspirational job advice would be appropriate. Covey "Managers do things right. "Wanna see my Drucker tattoo?"

How to Navigate Conflict Between Managers and Leaders

Leadership Freak

The goals of leadership and the challenges of management create healthy friction. Unresolved friction eventually turns to… Continue reading → Servant-leadership Taking others higher Conflict Resolution Leadership Development Management organizational successPeople who work together end up working against each other when goals compete and agendas collide.

Beware Cargo Cult Management

Lead Change Blog

The post Beware Cargo Cult Management appeared first on Lead Change. During World War II, the Allied Forces established supply bases in airfields on many islands in the South Pacific. The residents of those islands had never seen airplanes, or canned food, or many other things that the military uses to support operations. But they were intelligent people and they observed what the military people did to make all those goods show up. This is what they saw.

How to Know if You’re a Manager or a Leader

Leadership Freak

You’re not managing just because you run meetings or have a title. Think of leadership and management as distinct ways of… Continue reading → Managing Marks of leaders Leadership Development ManagementYou might own the place, but that doesn’t make you a leader.

Under New Management

Leading Blog

It is hard to let go of the thinking behind some of the management tools we still use today. David Burkus reports on a number of seemingly radical management ideas in Under New Management. He also tackles the question: Are managers necessary? Management

Anything but Performance Management (Please!)

Kevin Eikenberry

The post Anything but Performance Management (Please!) Coaching & Developing Others Leadership & Supervisory Skills Personal & Professional Development performance management performance reviews

Product Manager as CEO

Lead on Purpose

Many product managers have begun their tenure with an up-and-coming company by hearing the phrase, “We want you to be the CEO of the product.” While many have argued the validity of this statement, it is something that every product … Continue reading → Product Management Uncategorized #prodmgmt capital CEO resources success

CEO 100

Managing Meanings


Jim Stroup has a new blog. Check it out. Also be sure to read about his extraordinary background

Are You a Better Leader or Manager?

Ron Edmondson

Self-evaluation is good here Are you more of a leader or a manager? In the book “Reviewing Leadership”, the authors Banks and Ledbetter write, “Leadership and management are two distinct yet related systems of action. Management is about coping with complexity – it is responsive.

What is talent management pdf

C-Level Strategies

Ratings from both CEOs and HR were startlingly low in all what is talent management pdf categories; who will oversee the integration? Peoplesoft Talent Management Attract – subscribers to Bersin by Deloitte have access to an extensive library of research materials.

Over-led and Under-managed

Leadership Freak

Successful leadership creates management challenges. Successful management creates leadership challenges. You can’t manage… Continue reading → Leading Managing Leadership Development Management organizational successLast night I coached a successful leader who turned an organization around. Now he wonders if he’s the one to solve the problems success has created.

10 Management and Leadership Books


Dan McCarthy lists his ten favorites. The Lessons of Experience is one that I've returned to many times