• Is this Respectful?

    Microaggressions, those prejudiced comments and actions that are indirect, subtle, or intentional forms of bias, are more common in the workplace today than you might imagine them to be. Often hard to recognize, they have a negative impact at work.  Microaggressions cross boundaries—physical, personal, and interpersonal boundaries.

  • Honor Veterans With Jobs!

    Hiring veterans is a sound business investment. Yet there are myths or concerns that often cause reluctance to do so. One myth is that veterans suffering from PTSD are unstable or may be a liability. PTSD is not a condition confined to combat veterans.

  • Becoming a Great Manager Tips From The Manager’s Answer Book

    It happens all too often. Someone is hired or promoted into a management role without being prepared for the people management responsibilities that accompanies the position.  They were a good engineer, sales professional, or financial guru—all the best technical skills. Often overlooked when these hiring decisions are made is the people side of management.  This can cause a new manager to struggle, and those struggles affect the whole team.Manager’s Tips: Ma...

  • Tips for Collaborating

    Collaborating can be fun and a way to find new approaches to your work. Barbara and I always joke that we’ve written several books together and we’re still talking to each other, sometimes several times a day. Here are some tips we came across recently for getting the most out of your collaboration experience. Be clear.

  • Why Should I Delegate? - Tips From The Manager’s Answer Book

    We hear this question a lot in our consulting work with managers at all levels. Some people don’t want to delegate work because they don’t want to give up doing the things they love to do. Others say they don’t delegate because they can do the work faster or better (or faster AND better) than showing someone else how to do the task.Manager’s Tips:  If any of these reasons apply to you, let’s consider why you should delegate.Delegating routine tasks frees u...

  • Becoming a Great Boss

    When we were writing The Manager’s Answer Book, we gathered a lot of great questions that managers were likely to ask.  We interviewed other successful managers, and we drew from our own business experiences.  Once the book was published, we were the ones being interviewed about the book.To celebrate National Boss’s Day, which falls on October 16 this year, we wanted to share some of our insights, recognizing that individuals are often promoted with little prepara...

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