Posts Tagged "management"

To Be a Great Leader, You Have to Learn How to Delegate Well

Posted on October 11th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

One of the most difficult transitions for leaders to make is the shift from doing to leading. As a new manager you can get away with holding on to work. Peers and bosses may even admire your willingness to keep “rolling up your sleeves” to execute tactical assignments. But as your responsibilities become more complex, the difference between an effective leader and a super-sized individual contributor with a leader’s title is painfully evident.


In the short term you may have the stamina to get up earlier, stay later, and out-work the demands you face. But the inverse equation of shrinking resources and increasing demands will eventually catch up to you, and at that point how you involve others sets the ceiling of your leadership impact. The upper limit of what’s possible will increase only with each collaborator you empower to contribute their best work to your shared priorities. Likewise, your power decreases with every initiative you unnecessarily hold on to.

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Focus on the big picture, not just the execution.

This Is How To Land Your First-Ever Management Role

Posted on September 25th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

You’re ready to take that next step in your career, although you don’t technically have any management experience–yet. Sure, you know you’d be a great boss, but how can you get someone to give you a shot when don’t have any direct supervisory experience?


While there’s no magic formula for landing a management role, there are a few things you can do to help employers see your potential.

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You probably have more leadership experience than you think.

Seven Bad Habits Every New Manager Needs To Shake | Fast Company

Posted on March 15th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Making the move to manager isn’t just a step, for many it’s a giant leap. In the words of executive coach Marshall Goldsmith: “What got you here won’t get you there.”

It takes a whole different skill set.

Most new managers learn the basic do’s and don’ts quickly—like resisting the urge to brag about how experienced you are and encouraging your employees to suggest new ideas.

But some mistakes are subtle and hard to see, much less correct. These are the ones that can throw you off before you even get going because no one tells you about them.

Here are seven of those “invisible” new manager mistakes that you’ll want to be sure to correct ASAP:

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Managing other people takes a skill set that comes with practice–and by avoiding these common pitfalls.

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