The New Manager Series

“I’m sorry, can you repeat that again,” I asked my manager.  “Sure,” he smiled, “I said, congrats, you’ll be leading a team starting next month.” And with that, I entered the world of management.  After working diligently at the same company for two years I was now a manager, responsible for growing and developing a team. […]

One Simple Hack to Hire Great Talent With 50% Less Effort

Building a team is arguably the most exciting part of being a manager. Finding a great person for your team is one of those “booyah!” moments. Getting to that moment is very hard. Think about all the time and work involved between the thought “My team needs to grow!” and the moment a candidate begins her first […]

Blueprint for the Perfect 1×1 Meeting

photo by matusfi   The most important factor in an employee and manager relationship boils down to one thing: communication. The best way to keep communication flowing is to have a consistent, scheduled, private time for both people to sit down and talk. These conversations have many names, but I refer to them as the one-on-one (1×1) meeting […]