The Essential Reading List for New Managers [X Books]

The Essential Reading List for New Managers [X books]

Introduction: Embarking on the journey of leadership can be both thrilling and challenging. For new managers, the right guidance is crucial, and what better way to gain insights than through the wisdom shared in books? In this curated list, I've handpicked top recommendations that cover the spectrum of leadership, from …

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One Simple Question to Become a Better Manager

Introduction: As a first-time manager, the journey is filled with highs, lows, and a constant journey toward improvement. When you’re a better leader, so much greatness begins to unfold for your people, their career growth, their impact on the business, and your impact on the business too. But being the …

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What is a Year-End Retrospective & How To Do Your Life's Yearly Recap

Welcome to a journey of self-discovery and growth as we delve into the art of the year-end retrospective. In this blog post, we'll explore what a year-end retrospective is, why it's a powerful tool for personal development, and provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to conduct one for …

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A Simple Tool for Managers to Support Verbal Processors at Work: The Lazarus Technique

Communication styles within a team can vary, and as a manager, understanding and adapting to these differences is essential to fostering collaboration. If you have team members who are verbal processors—individuals who take time to answer questions or tend to provide convoluted responses—then this blog post is tailor-made for you. …

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Running a Successful 1:1: Powerful Questions to Ask in Your 1:1 with Employees

Running a Successful 1:1: Powerful Questions to Ask Employees

“1:1s are your single best opportunity to listen, really listen, to the people on your team to make sure you understand their perspective on what’s working and what’s not working." One-on-one meetings between managers and employees are a cornerstone of effective communication and growth within any organization. These intimate sessions …

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33 Powerful Questions to Help You Decide Whether to Leave a Job

“If I had an hour to solve a problem I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.” — Albert Einstein Part of understanding the problem is making sure you’re asking the right questions. Unfortunately, we're not taught in school how to ask ourselves better …

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The Ultimate Guide to Mastering Your Mindset [in 10 Steps]

How to Master Your Mindset [10 Steps] 

Do you ever feel like everything is going wrong? Or the world can be too much, and it's easier to crawl into bed and hide? Do you feel overwhelmed, anxious, self-doubt, frustration, regret, shame, guilt, or unhappy? It's likely due to the mindset you're in right now. First off, what …

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