The transition from maker to manager

The transition from maker to manager poster

There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else. Sam Walton, Founder of Walmart Becoming a manager is a hard job. Most people become managers after being great individual contributors. The transition from maker to manager can be … Read moreThe transition from maker to manager

One to Ones – A downloadable form

One to Ones - A downloadable form poster

One to Ones (1:1) meetings with my directs have been one of the most rewarding activities I’ve done as a manager.

They are a fabulous way to build relationships, gain an understanding of individual’s strengths and weaknesses and understand more about my direct’s career ambitions and wishes.

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Come with a plan. Always a plan.

Come with a plan - Always a plan poster

This advice is a true for you as a manager and your direct reports. Come with a plan.

Problems are in every business. Problems need identifying. Problems need raising with the right people. But to really grow your career, advance and get business problems solved, always create a plan for the problem.

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A Blazingly Simple Guide To Turning Around a Team

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Turning Around a Team This guide is about turning around a team (or growing a new team) in just 6 months. This could be turning around a failing team, changing a team’s direction (say from Waterfall to Scrum) or fixing a dysfunctional team process. 6 months’ sounds like a long time to turn around a team, … Read moreA Blazingly Simple Guide To Turning Around a Team

The quality of the people in your team is a result of who you hire

The quality of the people in your team is a result of who you hire poster

If you hire good people you’ll typically get a good team.

A good team can ride out tough times, change and adapt with your business, and improve your department each and every week. A good team will likely, but not always, succeed even in a broken system or set of processes.

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