Being a better manager is hard work. Let’s face it, if it were easy we’d develop an index card with a dozen mantras for success and just hand it out to everyone. Boom – instant success! But, management takes constant self-evaluation and a commitment to regular learning. It means always trying to be a better manager.
If you’re looking for 1-2 things to focus on in 2016, let me offer a handful of suggestions. These are some of the most popular posts on HR Bartender to help you be a better manager.
The first time supervisor can dread their first performance management task. Here are 10 performance management tips for a first time supervisor.
Organizational development expert Elad Levinson tells us that mindfulness is a necessary trait in leadership. It can be developed at every company level.
There are only three reasons to hold a business meeting. One of the best skills professionals can develop is the ability to run a good business meeting.
SHRM reports that companies are not prepared for their aging workers. The risk? Brain drain as company knowledge exits. It takes communication.
Has lack of leadership led to the skills gap? We say development is supported from the top down. If the top doesn’t develop new leaders, then what?
Managers are going to have their hands full in 2016. Employee engagement is down. The number of job seekers is increasing. And CEOs say retaining talent is their number one goal. Even seasoned managers will want to keep their skills sharp.
The key to business competitiveness is having the best talent. The last thing companies want to do is hire the best only to have them leave within the first year. That old cliché still rings true, “Employees don’t leave bad companies; they leave bad managers.” Constantly developing managerial skills in the year ahead will positively impact the bottom-line.
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