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8 Tips for Every First-Time Manager

Ms. Career Girl

The post 8 Tips for Every First-Time Manager appeared first on Ms. Being a first-time manager is exciting and scary.

Time Management for the HR Professional


Time management is a problem for many of us, regardless of our job. Bonus Tip: Schedule Time for Yourself. Know Your Priorities.

6 Ways to Inspire Your Remote Team


Mainly, how can leaders manage and inspire their teams, especially when they are not in the same proximity to each other? That’s it.

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5 Obstacles To Overcome As A First-Time Manager

Career Realism

It’s not surprising that first-time managers encounter numerous obstacles to their success. Not Supporting Your Team. ” 2.

Time management tips that’ll work for your life

Penelope Trunk

Most of the time management advice that’s out there sucks. We need time management advice for people who have a real life.

Managers vs. Makers: An Activity for Understanding


This is especially crucial where people may work on the same team, but perform vastly different work. Step 1: Track Your Time.

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Reduce Your Team's Dependence on You

Water Cooler Wisdom

 Every time I travel, it reminds me how important it is to get the business to a point where it can run without me. You should regularly bring these individuals up to speed on everything you have your hands in, and allow them to independently manage important initiatives without your constant input. 

4 Tips For Utilizing Your Time During A Job Search

Career Realism

Related:  5 Job Search Time Wasters To Avoid. How Time Management Can Help Your Job Search. Job Search time management

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managing a team that resents you

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: My manager recently announced that she had been promoted to become a director, and that her position (our department manager) was vacant and that senior management would really like to see someone from our team fill that position. I was excited at the opportunity, and of course applied (as did most people in my department).

Top Business Process Pitfalls to Avoid

Water Cooler Wisdom

When information isn’t stored and shared in a central location, each team must develop its own process and solution. When leaders can’t see individual tasks and team capacity, they are likely to assume that their people can do more with less and may go overboard with project planning and assignment. Silos and Manual Solutions.

Are You Creating Your Own Workplace Stress? See These 5 Ways

Catherines Career Corner

All about Jobs Career Career Change Career help Career Management Complaints Empowerment Entrepreneurship Job Searching Leadership and Career Management Salary Self-Development Skills Skills Portfolio Are You Creating Your Own Workplace Stress? How many of [.].

Beware of Interview Liars: A Warning

Ms. Career Girl

You can’t possibly expect me to believe that the leadership team didn’t realize times were tough before they hired people.  Beware. 

IT Amps Up to Meet Business Priorities

Water Cooler Wisdom

The tension between the need for stability and agility has resulted in the widely recommended two-speed (or bimodal ) methodology for IT. “On one side are the predictability and controls necessary to manage risk while delivering large-scale enterprise IT with reliability, scalability, security, etc.,” Business Process Considerations.

how can I make sure my team meets deadlines?

Ask A Manager

This is my first time managing folks on a large team project on a high scale effort, and while I’m excited (and happy that AAM helped me get to this point, even), I’m also silently terrified that I’ll miss even one deadline and my head’ll be on the chopping block so to speak. good management

Why I'm Finally Quitting Spreadsheets

Water Cooler Wisdom

When you use a spreadsheet for team projects, you either have to email copies of the file to team members, or post the file on a shared drive. Only one person can access the file at a time and you risk overwriting the original file if you don’t back it up properly. Managing the spreadsheet shouldn’t be anyone’s full time job.

Strictly Nine to Five? Better Think Twice

Water Cooler Wisdom

Do you mandate that your team members be physically present in the office during traditional business hours?    If you haven’t intended to make flextime and/or telecommuting a part of your team’s operations, you may want to rethink that decision. Balance Trumps Finances. Dads Want it Too. Put Flexibility in Place Now.

How to Get People to Read Your E-mails

Water Cooler Wisdom

They take too long to read : I don’t have a lot of time to read, and by sending me an essay you are saying your e-mail is more important than the other things I have to read. They don’t respect my time : When you send me an e-mail, you’re making a request on my time (to read, process, respond). What’s your main question?

Manner Monday®: Prairie Dogging


Here are some time-tested tips to keep in mind for treating all working spaces (office, cubicle, reception desk, etc.) Come back later. 

How to Simplify Your Business Processes

Water Cooler Wisdom

Here’s the thing about many business processes: one person is usually in charge of the initial design, and then over time, everyone else has to add their two cents. Before you know it, the process is muddled and barely manages to accomplish its initial purpose. This quickly results in an inefficient process. Revisit Your Purpose.

Interruptions Can Be Good For You

Water Cooler Wisdom

I first met Doug Conant when he was the CEO of Campbell Soup and his communications team invited me to speak at the annual leadership meeting.  Attitude & Motivation Books Business Daily Life Management Productivity Time Management  Here's an excerpt: It’s nearly three-thirty in the afternoon.

Extended Working Hours Are the Norm

Water Cooler Wisdom

workers take work home to finish at the end of the day more than three times a week compared to 43 percent globally. workers in small businesses were three times more likely to work eleven hour days than large business employees. work well over eight hours a day and more than half regularly take work home with them. 56 percent of U.S.

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first-time manager? here’s what you need to know

Ask A Manager

If you’re new to managing, the skills that served you well up until this point probably aren’t going to be enough to bring you success managing a team. Managing well requires a whole different set of skills and behaviors. first-time manager? good management You can read it here.

Troubleshooting: Other Teams' Cooperation or Lack Thereof

Water Cooler Wisdom

f you’re working with other teams outside your own who are not involved in your daily meetings, they’re not always on the same page as you regarding priorities — and sometimes they can become a roadblock to your team’s progress. If you want other teams to cooperate with you, you have to  make them want to do what you’re asking. 

Help - My Team Always Backburners My Priorities!

Water Cooler Wisdom

When you work on a team that must collaborate on competing priorities and yours always seem to be the last to get added the “to do” list (or sprint if you’re doing Agile), how do you advocate/ influence the team to give your work/tasks priority over their own? Are you going to have some cycles next week?” How do you do this?

Are You Ready for September? Tips for Work/Life Integration This School Year

Water Cooler Wisdom

Next, think about projects and responsibilities at work that will require attention after Labor Day: Ask if there is anything you and the team could do to prepare and get a jump start now.   Best Practices Daily Life Flexible Work Goal Setting Handy Resources Productivity Time Management caught off guard.

Why Spreadsheets Are Yesterday's News

Water Cooler Wisdom

Over three decades later, the spreadsheet remains prevalent as a valued tool in the project manager’s toolbox even though its widespread use leads to as many problems as it solves. Due to duplicated information, arguments about whose data is most accurate and the challenges of distributed teams, fit-for-purpose tools are growing in appeal.

What Should Your Priorities Be When Becoming a CEO?

The Undercover Recruiter

His first conversation with me started with him bemoaning his time management – which always raises a flag to me. But the result?

Three Master Skills for Managers


By the time managers and small-business owners call me, they’re pretty frustrated and discouraged. They’re a good fit for their job.

Gen X-ers Will Have the Best Careers of Anyone

Water Cooler Wisdom

Meanwhile, hiring managers and recruiters are pointing to a "soft skills" gap among recent grads and championing emotional intelligence as a job skill. There's more to it than just timing. I got into Northwestern University despite far-from-perfect SAT scores and missing the valedictorian spot by one grade.

101 Tasks Helping New Managers to Survive | Cube Rules

Cube Rules

101 Tasks Helping New Managers to Survive Written by Scot Herrick on February 20, 2008 in management 3 Comments - Leave a comment! Enjoy.

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Tips and Tools for Virtual Collaboration

Ms. Career Girl

Use a Project Management Interface. There are also project management tasks designed for certain industries. Career Girl. Breaking news.

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Efficiency Isn't All It's Cracked Up to Be

Water Cooler Wisdom

And productivity is defined in economic terms as efficiency, or delivering work in a time and energy efficient manner. It’s not focused on just perfectly managed minutes of the day. Without the evolution and re-invention that creativity brings, teams and companies stagnate and even die. But the tide is turning. percent to 1.0

30 Career Management tips — Give Credit to Others

Cube Rules

30 Career Management tips — Give Credit to Others Written by Scot Herrick on September 5, 2007 in Personal Branding 1 Comment - Leave a comment! This month, I’m providing a career management tip-a-day (along with other posts) to help you trigger your own career management activities. It applies to teams as well.

Sustaining Enthusiasm for a Long-Term Project

Water Cooler Wisdom

In 2001, a team led by NASA principal investigator Alan Stern crafted the proposal for the New Horizons mission. The team relied on strong leadership, rigorous risk assessment, and of course, endless patience. How could they bolster their team’s excitement about a project where no immediate payoff was an understatement?

Are You Ready for Life in the Swarm?

Water Cooler Wisdom

Mid-century work teams will be temporary in addition to virtual. The growth of contract work and the specialization of organizations will spell the end for stable groups that work together a long time. Teamwork will still be valued and rewarded, but the teams themselves will form and disband with lightning speed.

This HR Blogger’s Chasing Tail


Finding time or making time to write that daily blog post.  Working to catch up.  Racing the same race each and every day.  Boundaries.

Are You Hurting Your Productivity By Being Conscientious?

Water Cooler Wisdom

If you know more about an issue than your manager, you owe it to your team and your productivity to diplomatically address how that issue can best be handled. tell myself that spending hours perusing Google Scholar and Wikipedia is a legitimate use of my time when I’m entering uncharted, work-related territory. But is it really?

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Is Open Allocation in Your Future?

Water Cooler Wisdom

In open allocation, employees select how to spend their time and the projects on which they’ll work. As long as they can show that they’re contributing value, they can switch assignments whenever they want – there are no  managers  or rules about headcount to hold them back. Self-Directed, Self-Managed. Github.

Do You Encourage Citizen Development?

Water Cooler Wisdom

Their teams spend all day catering to business needs when in fact the business managers can and should be empowered to solve problems themselves. Best Practices Coaching Continuing Education Creativity & Innovation Current Affairs Employment Trends Life in the 21st Century Management Productivity Technology Time Management