Breaking Bad News

Breaking Bad News

No one wants to be the bearer of bad news. It’s awkward and risky. Just ask the proverbial messenger. But breaking bad news is an essential part of a manager’s role. Do it correctly and you’ll provide a service to both the employee and the organization.  Performance...

How to Land an Internship

Writers trust in the old adage: Show. Don’t tell. The advice also applies to those interviewing for an internship. Don’t give the hiring manager a song and dance about how innovative, strategic, and out-of the-box awesome you are. Chances are they’ve heard a sales...

Common First Time Managers Issues

If you followed the tips in my last column you should be well on your way to establishing credibility as a new manager. Of course, life doesn’t always go according to plan. When circumstance throws a monkey in the wrench, a fly in the ointment, a pain in the (fill in...

Tips for First Time Managers

So you finally scored that manager promotion. Congratulations. Now grab your helmet. Seasoned managers know that the title and accompanying pay increase comes with a variety of additional responsibilities. To make the most of the opportunity follow these tips.  ...

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