8 Tips for Every First-Time Manager

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The post 8 Tips for Every First-Time Manager appeared first on Ms. Being a first-time manager is exciting and scary. As a first-time manager, you alienate yourself from your employees when you don’t put yourself in their shoes. Motivate Your Team.

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. Recent polls have shown that 50% of managers have received NO training before they started their job as a manager. Related: 5 Things To Consider Before You Take That Management Job.

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Time Management for the HR Professional

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Time management is a problem for many of us, regardless of our job. Here are some time management tips written with the HR professional in mind. Maybe it is a manager calling to say he needs to hire two more cashiers, and he needed them by yesterday.

3 Tips for Developing First Time Managers

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Whilst there are many things which can influence the success of your team, a great manager is a key factor when it comes to keeping people motivated and on the road to success, either as individuals, a team, or an organization. An effective manager can make all the difference between a successful team and one […] Source. HR Leadership leadership management mentoring

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5 Leaders Share Lessons for First-Time Managers

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Good leadership is an essential for any successful company, but it’s not always easy for junior or first-time managers to adapt to their role. Many times, leaders look back on their career and have a. HR Leadership employee development leadership team buildingWorkology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution.

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The hardest time management decision of my day

Penelope Trunk

The reason I have time to write this blog post is that I had sex with my husband last night. I had absolutely no time for anything, let alone finding someone to cheat with. But the evening is the only time that I can work without the kids interrupting me.

The 5 Soft Skills That The Best Employees Possess

The Undercover Recruiter

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Managers vs. Makers: An Activity for Understanding

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In sum, the manager’s time is usually structured according to meetings and hour long intervals, while the maker tends to work in half-days or full days as the type of creative thinking and work demands. Step 1: Track Your Time. Ask yourself: What was going on during these times?

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Choose A Franchise And You’ll Get A Whole Team Rooting For You

Career Realism

Choose A Franchise And You’ll Get A Whole Team Rooting For You. The advantage of franchise ownership is you get a time-tested system. Besides relying on franchise consultants or coaches to bring them well-qualified candidates, ARCpoint uses a written test developed by Franchise Navigator to vet prospective franchisees for the right “entrepreneurial skill sets,” Loeb said, including, leadership, time management and consultative sales ability.

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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. If you are involved in every aspect of your team’s operations, you risk burning out, or allowing the business to become incapacitated if you should have to temporarily remove yourself due to a personal or professional issue. Supervision of Team Members.

4 Tips For Utilizing Your Time During A Job Search

Career Realism

If you are already have a full-time job but want to seek something new, finding the time in your schedule to search for fresh opportunities can be difficult; particularly if your evenings and weekends tend to fill up with social and extra-curricular activities.

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stop setting goals you don’t actually care about, time management is ruining our lives, and more

Ask A Manager

Over at the Fast Track by QuickBase today, I take a look at several big work-related stories in the news right now: why and how to stop setting goals you don’t actually care about, why time management is ruining our lives, and more. I’m afraid I’m going to be assigned to the wrong work team should I mention future plans for a family when interviewing?

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’ve worked on some very complicated projects and senior management felt that the type of work I’m doing is the type of work they want to see, so they thought I should lead the team through these changes.

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

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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? Tweet Written by Catherine Adenle The question is do you recognise why you are stressed at work? Do you allow the enemy inside your head in form of negative thoughts, self talk and views to overtake your life? How many of [.].

Beware of Interview Liars: A Warning

Ms. Career Girl

I would be a leader who built out a department, launched the company into new markets and eventually oversaw several managers. You can’t possibly expect me to believe that the leadership team didn’t realize times were tough before they hired people.

IT Amps Up to Meet Business Priorities

Water Cooler Wisdom

On one side are the predictability and controls necessary to manage risk while delivering large-scale enterprise IT with reliability, scalability, security, etc.,” At the same time, we’ve offered little guidance on managing the unavoidable gap between the two priorities. Finance management:  Budgeting, prioritization, allocations, and accounting treatments all need more flexibility than annual appropriations, rigid planning cycles, and depreciation schedules do.

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. Also, while project managers may share schedules with sponsors and other leaders at the start of a project, executives may lose the trail if documents are updated but not shared in real time, or worse, via emails and spreadsheets. Then, you have team members wasting time frantically searching their inboxes.

how can I make sure my team meets deadlines?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: If you’re a (much younger millennial) project manager contractor managing non-contractor long-term (much older) folks, and they say they’ll get something done but the deadline’s in less than 48 hours and they have nothing sent to you yet (after an earlier reminder), how do you remind them and get things done without: 1) panicking. Another person used to be on the team but missed some deadline(s) and was sacked awhile ago. 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. After all of your team members have had input, you’ll need to consolidate that new information into the master. Not only is this process very time-consuming, but it is also prone to error.

I’m spending too much money on cupcakes and snacks for my team

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I work in a very large organization with many small teams. For bigger stuff, each smaller team usually everyone chips in a few bucks. For birthdays, it falls to each team’s manager. This used to be fine, when my team was two or three people. Over the past 18 months, my team has grown to as large as 15 (there are many short-term contracts in our line of work). Ask my team what they want? A couple of times a year, fine.

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.   You might first have a chat with Human Resources to see what is possible, and then survey your team on the type of flexibility that would interest them most. 

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). You’re sending a message that your time is more important than mine.   Communication Daily Life Productivity Project Management Time Management Troubleshooting

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. If you have a business process in your jurisdiction, it’s worth considering if you or your team has over-complicated the matter.

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.  You’re holed up in your office, trying to grab some time to finish a proposal that’s critical to the future of your department — and your own career — when a team member knocks on your door to ask for advice with a tricky problem. Attitude & Motivation Books Business Daily Life Management Productivity Time Management

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.   Therefore, one might conclude that by allowing your team members to work from more convenient locations and operate more independently, you might mitigate the negative impact of a longer work day.

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? here’s what you need to know was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. good management

Manner Monday®: Prairie Dogging

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No matter the office environment, it seems when we need something, or just want to chat, it’s a matter of urgency and whatever our peers are working on at the time should take second priority. Business coworker respect Monday manner time management Workplace interruptions

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.    In other words, you have to take the time to consider: “what’s in it for them?”. What is the team evaluated on?

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 We all know it's coming - the dreaded back-to-school crunch - but every year we seem to be. caught off guard.

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? Do you just say, “OK guys, it’s been two months and I still haven’t gotten any support from team member X to finish the Acme project.

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. Jones offered guidance on some of the options available to project managers, and started with a bit of education on the PPM market itself.

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. I genuinely believe people blame time management, when the management of time is not the issue.

Three Master Skills for Managers

Life@work

By the time managers and small-business owners call me, they’re pretty frustrated and discouraged. Typically the struggles look something like these: Underperformers on the team. But if your procrastination is hindering your or your team’s effectiveness, it’s time for a tune-up.

5 Project Management Skills to Help You Succeed

Ms. Career Girl

The post 5 Project Management Skills to Help You Succeed appeared first on Ms. Project management is vital for business leaders in any industry, but guiding a project from conception to execution isn’t always straightforward. That’s where strong project management skills come in.

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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! af=716561) series — a great 10 hours of interviews with people offering their advice in business and career management. tags: managing) [.]

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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. In most organizations, we work in teams. Each person on the team has specific roles and specific deliverables. It applies to teams as well. The management challenge.

Progress is the Only Way Forward: Don't Sabotage It

Water Cooler Wisdom

Drasin and his team worked with the department in question to develop an overarching process that improved service and reduced administrative costs. When an organization buys a shiny new piece of technology and then tries to implement it without first having looked hard at its own processes and people, the vast majority of the time, the project doesn’t live up to expectations,” he said.

Tips and Tools for Virtual Collaboration

Ms. Career Girl

Use a Project Management Interface. However, you can make everything much simpler for everyone by using a project management tool that allows you to set milestones, assign tasks and give due dates everyone can see — not just the people working on a certain task.

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Tips to Bag the Job You Want Without Experience

Ms. Career Girl

Pinpoint relevant soft skills with anecdotal evidence, for example, put specifics like “excellent time management- juggled a six hour college class with a part-time job.”. Be smart to define the time period, say two or three months, for which you can work without compensation.

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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. In separate research published by the Center for Talent Innovation , 65% of respondents associated the "team player" label with Gen X-ers (compared to only 45% associating it with millennials).