Managers Being a Friend at Work or Just Friendly?

Friends at work

Anyone who has ever become a supervisor or manager knows the strain of drawing fine lines around relationships at work. Some companies have very explicit fraternization policies. Others are far more relaxed. The size of the company can also dictate the level of relationships people are permitted to have. On one hand, smaller, more entrepreneurial […]

How Do I Find Personal Growth?

Personal Growth

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″] [et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Every year, people spend a lot of time and money learning how to work their goals; setting goals, making goals stick, and achieving their goals. I think there’s a different, more meaningful question. What about setting your sights on growth? When was the last time the question […]

Managers: Are you Thankful?

So today is the holiday known as Thanksgiving in the U.S. Tradition has families gathering at dinner tables all over the country. The feast is legend. Usually the main course is turkey prepared now in numerous ways; baked, fried, stuffed, and on and on. The ‘trimmings’, as we call it in the south, can range […]

Management and Popularity

Placing yourself on the firing line as a manager is not for the faint of heart. Because of the responsibilities you will shoulder, there will always be someone, somewhere who finds your handling of one of their matters unacceptable. Recently, in my effort to fine tune the content and offerings I want to publish here, […]

Attention First Time Leaders!

There will likely never be another moment in your career to match the day you take on your first leadership challenge. That moment sinks in when YOU have been put into the management role. For the first time you are responsible for other people. You have the authority. What do you do now? What do you do […]