5 Things You Can Do to Become an Effective Leader

There are many different traits of an effective leader. Adaptability, assertiveness, open-minded, positive, empowering. These are all qualities that a leader may have. Beyond traits, there are practices that an effective leader will do to help bring greater success to their team. Follow These 5 Tips to Be an Effective Leader Be a Good Listener… Read More »

Can Managers Be Friends With Employees?

Whether you’re new to management or a seasoned hand, the issue of whether or not to be friends with your employees is a common one. Can you be friends? Can you hang after work? What is the norm around relationships that are both manager-subordinate and friendships?  First, let’s clarify what “friends” means. There’s a difference between friendly and friend. It’s important to… Read More »

Struggling to Fill a Job No One Wants?

There are few elements more challenging in the life of a manager than repeatedly trying to fill a job…that it seems no one wants. You can receive multiple indications of such a problem. Maybe you’re receiving just a smattering of resumes. Perhaps the candidates seem unqualified when they show up. Or, candidates may not show up for… Read More »

Manager’s Guide to Hanging Out With Employees 

Should managers hang out with employees outside of work? Frankly, it’s not an easy question to answer with complete certainty. It’s more useful to explore the potential pros and cons of hanging out with employees, as a guide to how you should behave.   Pros   You can get to know the employees better.   Hanging out with… Read More »