Year: 2018

Difficult Conversations, Reflect on What You Learned.

Difficult conversation, the importance of reflecting on what you learned. You may be happy to have the conversation just over and down with. Before you move on, take time to think through how it went and ask yourself a few important reflective questions.

Difficult conversation, the importance of reflecting on what you learned. You may be happy to have the conversation just over and down with. Before you move on, take time to think through how it went and ask yourself a few important reflective questions.

Make Delegating Easier

All managers know they’re supposed to delegate, but too many of them are still doing too much themselves. What’s an overburdened manager supposed to do? First, pay attention. If you’re swamped, and especially if you find yourself having to say no to new work, this is a sign that you may not be delegating enough. … Continue reading “Make Delegating Easier”

New Leaders, Take Care of Your Body and Mind

Moving into a leadership position for the first time can be one of the most stressful moments in your career. To weather the transition, start by shifting your mindset. Focus on what excites you about the switch — not on what scares you. This will help you relax into your role and mitigate self-doubt. Practicing … Continue reading “New Leaders, Take Care of Your Body and Mind”

When Networking, Be Yourself

It seems like the right approach to networking: Figure out what the person you’re connecting with wants to hear, and then work to impress them. But tactics like self-promotion and ingratiation can backfire. Research shows there are two reasons why: Trying to anticipate what will impress the other person both increases your anxiety and makes … Continue reading “When Networking, Be Yourself”

Praise Your Star Performer, but Not Too Much

When you have star performers on your team, you may be tempted to lavish them with praise. After all, managing a supremely talented person is a boss’s dream, so why not tell them how much you appreciate them? But be careful that you don’t feed their ego too much, or they’ll constantly be looking for … Continue reading “Praise Your Star Performer, but Not Too Much”