Do I really want this?

Honest question: Do you really want to be a manager? There are plenty of reasons to become a manager, but have you looked in the mirror and asked yourself that question? Do I really want that? Becoming a manager is typically seen as a promotion because it involves more responsibility, a higher level of involvement […]

Managing Up

Making Everyone’s Job Easier By: Joe Majewski Managing up is an important topic that we don’t hear enough about.  All new managers/managers in new positions focus so much attention on ensuring they successfully manage their direct reports that they sometimes forget to focus just as much energy on their boss. So, what is managing up? […]

Happy 4th of July!

The Fourth of July is a time for both celebration and remembering.  It commemorates the Declaration of Independence from Great Britain and is celebrated with fireworks, barbeques, and parties. For the most part, the Fourth of July celebrations result in a renewed view of what it means to be an American. By now you are […]

Feedback is a Gift

Feedback (praise and constructive criticism) is a gift. It is one of the most important gifts that you can give as a manager (or employee in general) to all those you interact with – not just the people that you manage or lead. Feedback can improve the quality, retention, and engagement of employees, efficiency of company processes, […]

Managers Matter

Managers matter. Period. End of statement. Managers are responsible for a range of specified and implied tasks that are critical to the success of an organization. These tasks include translating strategic initiatives, facilitating communication and collaboration, prioritizing projects, delegating tasks to the appropriate team members, and supporting career development. This sounds like a lot… because […]

Leadership Principles

I was a Marine Corps infantry officer.  I currently work in corporate America.  I have had the honor of serving and leading across multiple professions and industries. I have worked for and with some outstanding leaders and leaders that left something to be desired. I have had exceptional people work for me, as well as […]