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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: 5 Tips for Effective Delegation

Imagine a juggler with so many balls in the air that it becomes impossible to maintain the act. One by one the balls drop, because the “act” is simply unsustainable. This is the manager who doesn’t delegate. Conversely, consider the … 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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Manager Tip: Use Civility in Interviews

Some interviewers seem to delight in the inherent power that comes from being on the side of the desk that does the hiring. I can only urge those who feel “empowered” in this way to recall their own experiences searching for a job and in particular the vulnerability of being a job candidate. Continue reading

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