As a manager, you’re expected to have all of the answers. And, you should never have a bad day. Those are tall orders.
Category: Listening Tips for Managers
If you’re like most managers, you’ll never have enough time to finish all the tasks on your to-do list. Some days, the best you can hope for is to tackle the emergencies.
As the boss, it’s easy to get into the mindset that you’re always right. After all, you’ve encountered most of the problems your sales reps are experiencing.
Work without stress is a dream nowadays. Consider these stressors: hectic days, differences in ideas, and unsatisfied stakeholders and customers.
As managers, we know it’s important to listen to what our team members tell us. We also know it can be hard to get people to open up about what they are thinking.
There’s no better time to challenge your team to think creatively than the start of a new calendar year. You may be facing the challenge of designing a new product or rolling out a new service that increases sales by 20% by year-end.
We’re entering the season of Thanksgiving, a time of year when we remind ourselves to be grateful. You can also show your employees that there is more that unites than divides you.
Employees often take their behavioral cues in the workplace from their managers. If you’ve been in the habit of shutting down dissenters, your attitude is a great disservice to your team and your company.
Jennifer Gluckow, founder of Sales in A New York Minute, knows a thing or two about sales. She’s also a first-rate manager with plenty of street cred.
My way or the highway. That is the motto of many old-school leaders who are focused on getting the job done. Failure to encourage questions could indicate negative leadership traits.