Category Archives: management advice

13 Ways to Tell If You’re Really Not a Good Manager

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If you’re a manager, especially if you’re a new manager, you’ve probably experienced the sensation of people not liking you — but does that mean you’re a terrible manager? Not necessarily.

Here are 13 ways of knowing whether you’re really not a good young manager…
   

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Fast-Track Your Career as a Leader: Acquire Those Soft Skills

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Soft skills are essential irrespective of the level of management – entry, middle and top level management. People rise in organizations due to hard skills but fall due to lack of soft skills. Successful professionals need more of soft skills rather than hard skills. And to make it to the CEO level requires more of soft skills rather than any other skills.   

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You’re the Boss: 5 Top Tips for First-time Leaders

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You’re just starting out in your career, but chances are good that by now you’ve had several jobs and internships. And you’ve experienced a wide range of management styles. Maybe you’ve been micro-managed. Or your boss was aloof and hands-off to where you felt directionless.

Now that it’s your turn to manage, what type of boss will you be?   

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The 7 Most Underrated Career Skills… Ever

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We hear a lot about communication, leadership, problem solving, and so many other soft skills. And for good reason. Those skills are among the most in-demand by many employers.

However, there are seven other soft skills that, while not discussed as often as their popular counterparts, make all the difference. These underrated skills set candidates apart from other graduates, applicants and careerists.   

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10 Work and Life Lessons Learned from Millennials

Every time I see yet another blog or news article bashing the Millennial generation I’m tempted to defend. The reality is, however, they don’t need me in that role. They do just fine by – and for – themselves.

So let me take this in another direction and say, without hesitation, that over the last three years I’ve learned more from young professionals than I have from fellow boomers, business books, blogs and big conferences – all put together…   

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8 Leadership Lessons We Learned from Tony Stark (aka: Iron Man)

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Tony Stark is a leader in many senses of the word. Not only is he a genius, but also he runs Stark Industries (his father’s corporation) and fights crime as Iron Man in his spare time. Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr., returned to theaters recently in his fourth film.

To ensure your career is “super”, here are eight leadership lessons we learned from Tony Stark…   

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