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Being committed to your role as a manager doesn’t mean it’s personal.   You are not the role you play. You can have many roles in life: parent, marriage partner, sibling, child, employee, manager, etc. But what I stress in my leadership coaching practice is that you are...

Whether you are a high-level executive or a new manager working your way up the corporate ladder, you are likely being pulled in many different directions. This means that you have to be thoughtful about how, when, and in whom you are investing your time...

New employees need to contribute to the organization’s mission--and help shape it--as quickly as possible. Here’s how managers can fast-track conscious evolution. (Hint: This works for not-so-new employees, too!) Why it Matters Onboarding new employees goes beyond an orientation session and an explanation of projects and processes....

by guest blogger Sofia The role of any manager includes establishing—and attaining—goals, communication, motivating, and coaching, all towards supporting the overall success of the organization. We know that employees don’t leave companies: they leave managers. So how do I ensure that my employees don’t leave me? My...

Welcome to BetterManager. Today we're going to talk about becoming a better listener. We take listening for granted and we neglect paying attention to what listening really is because we are often more interested in talking. Here's a great way to think about listening from...

THE SECRET IS IN LIVING THE COMPANY’S CORE VALUES! Organizational culture, in its simplest terms, can be defined as “the way we do things around here.” It is the patterns of behavior, symbols of reward and punishment, and the daily demonstration (or not) of the company’s...

When working with companies and organizations on issues important to them, relationships rank at the top of the “problems” heap. Relationship issues are what keep managers and leaders up at night. These issues can certainly impact the bottom line since an organization is only as...

Leaders must know themselves: their strengths and tendencies, their limits and weaknesses, their beliefs, what they value, the role they occupy. It is their stage. Do they shrink or expand, become more of who they are, become the leader they would be? For the biggest tool a leader has, is their self, knowing what triggers their emotions, knowing that emotions...

Welcome to BetterManager. Today we're going to share some tips about time management. The truth is time management is really self-management. As we know we cannot do anything about controlling time. The clock just keeps on ticking. But there are a few things that we...