Being a good manager is a lot like being a super parent. It’s a manager’s job to nurture team members, help them develop their skills and encourage them to succeed in their careers.
Is one of the positions in your company getting a reputation? By reputation, I mean that nobody seems to stay in the job for long.
Some managers spend their time setting goals for and coaching their team members. They’re usually aiming to reach targets set by senior managers. So, what happens when the manager’s manager isn’t setting the right targets?
It’s become trendy in organizations for managers to gather team members for ideation sessions. Participants listen to a brief description of the issue. Then they pitch ideas on how to solve the problem or develop the product.
If you want to do your company a favor, start interviewing people who are more talented than you. “Hire people that might be a threat to you because it will raise everybody’s game.”
As you encounter people and situations on a daily basis, you develop responses. After a while, these responses become habits, some good and some bad.
A well-functioning team needs a mix of personalities. Each team member should also possess key soft skills.
Whether you’re managing a sales team or a development team, you may feel like there are times when you’re speaking the wrong language.
Carter Cast has uncovered the key reasons that good people – talented, motivated, got-game people – run into trouble when they move from contributing to managerial roles. This is fascinating research, especially in the context of a sales organization where so many great reps fail to make the leap to successful managers.
Your employees are probably getting called by recruiters regularly. And, they’re likely hearing about the great salaries and benefits they could be scoring at one of your competitors’ companies. How are you going to retain them?
More employers are finding that their new hires lack soft skills. Whether it’s learning to speak confidently or handling customer complaints with grace, new employees need more training and coaching.