Today’s Thursday’s thought will center around managing your team as a newbie supervisor. Can you remember your first supervisor job? Grab a sheet of paper and make a T chart… Spend about 5 minutes writing down the good and bad things you remember. Which one had the most listed – the good or the bad?
I have spent years training “new” managers. Many of the folks were managers and just wanted to get some refresher training that would light the spark again. I usually started out the training with understanding who and why the trainees are in the session. Most of them were the ace-doer for their organization and taking
I was asked the other day, what would I say was my most memorable accomplishment to date? I was very quick to answer… Why? I had been thinking about this just last week for a potential blog post. I did not answer with the usual “things” that I have made happen in my career. I have
The other day, I had a call from a past colleague that was struggling with a situation he was dealing with from his team. He was telling me that he had a couple of his team that were sabotaging his actions to improve the team and overall performance of the team. After a couple of pointed questions to understand what he
When I was training new managers at Intel, I used to start off with one simple statement to kick off the training. “Let’s start with getting a piece of paper out and putting a T chart on it – label one side “G” and the other “B” . As we are walking through the training material.