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5 Tips for Growing Tech Managers

According to the article, some inherent reasons tech companies fail to develop effective leaders include the speed of the industry’s growth along with the talent it draws, e.g. young techies with backgrounds in science and engineering. Despite the obstacles, the savvy tech company can build effective management teams. Continue reading

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First-Time Manager Tips: The Dreaded Performance Problem Talk

By Marla Rosner, Principal InstillLeadership Though countless surveys say that public speaking is at the top of our list of fears, I contend that for those who manage people, there’s a different dread: talking to a direct report about a … Continue reading

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First-Time Manager Tips: Why You Need to be a Role Model

By Marla Rosner, Principal InstillLeadership You must have passed the preliminary test as a role model, or you wouldn’t have been promoted to a manager position. Now it’s time to understand what more is expected. Your direct reports and your … Continue reading

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First-Time Manager Tips: How to Ask for Help

By Marla Rosner, Principal Instill Leadership Welcome to management. One hopes you received a nice boost in pay, even in this dreadful economy, since your responsibilities have been ratcheted up several degrees if you’ve been promoted. If you’re like most … Continue reading

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New Compact with Workers; Manager as Go-Between

I always think of the managers who have to prop up the walking wounded in the workplace during these rocky times. What are the best practices to maintain employee engagement and productivity in such challenging environments? Continue reading

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