The transition from maker to manager

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

One to Ones – A downloadable form

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.

Come with a plan. Always a plan.

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.