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Do you know the names of your direct reports' immediate family members? A recent survey of a thousand managers done by BetterManager revealed that only 24% of managers knew the names of their direct reports’ immediate family members. The best practice for this is 100%. The...

How often do you have one-on-ones with your direct reports? Sitting down with for a one-on-one with direct reports regularly is something that BetterManagers regularly do. Expressing genuine interest in a direct report’s well-being -- both personally and professionally -- is paramount to building an engaged workforce....

Talent Development Made More Effective with Professional Coaching Recently, Andy Storch, of the Talent Development Hot Seat, interviewed BetterManager co-founder and COO, Wendy Hanson. Below is the full transcript. Listen to the recording here. Transcript: How to Empower Your Talent Development System with Coaching Andy Storch: Hey, everybody, welcome...

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...