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Competition and Collaboration: Finding a Balance

In the marketplace, competition is a natural tendency, and the “every man for himself” mentality emerges. Although competition fosters quick thinking, critical problem solving, and ambition, it can be detrimental when this external competition begins to internalize. But, it’s necessary and vital in the business world between competitive companies. However, as manager, you must be aware of when this combative […]

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Some Advice for New Managers

Congratulations! You have just been promoted to manager—all the long hours have paid off. Well done! Now what? In most organizations, people get promoted into management positions because they are good engineers or sales people or accountants. Then, they are left to their own devices to learn management “on the job” with little or no support, tools, or training. They […]

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Is Your Performance Management System Failing You?

Is your performance management system letting your managers cop out of tough conversations? Take our quick quiz and have your eyes opened on who is dropping the ball: 1. There are no “does not meet” or below-average ratings: If your managers aren’t delivering some bad news, they don’t feel compelled to be candid about performance. A. True         […]

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Office Avengers: Build Your Hero Team

Have you ever been tasked with the responsibility of assembling a team? No, not like the avengers where its all super heroes and someone can solve a world crisis in the blink of an eye. More like bringing the right employees together to work side-by-side and pull off a huge project. Anyone can throw a random group of people together […]

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