New Managers

Making the transition from performer to manager can be tough. It takes a specific skillset. Whether you’re a first-time manager just figuring it out, or an old-hat brushing up on your skills, these articles, e-books, and infographics will help you bring the best out of your team.

  • How to Help New Managers Communicate Like a Boss

    How to Help New Managers Communicate Like a Boss

    An employee may have been an awesome performer but that doesn’t mean they know how to inspire awesome in others. This e-book is your guide to transform new leaders from MVPs into top-tier coaches.

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  • The New Manager Cheat Sheet: What To Do When You're the New Kid on the Block

    The New Manager Cheat Sheet: What To Do When You're the New Kid on the Block

    Believe it or not, this tiny guide contains 24 practical and actionable tips to help any new manager lead like a pro. It can also be a great refresher for experienced leaders, too.

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  • New Manager 101: It's All About Coaching

    New Manager 101: It's All About Coaching

    Discover how to leverage one-on-one coaching conversations to empower your team and propel them to better performance in this article from a Systems Engineering Manager for a Fortune 100 tech company.

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  • Navigating the 7 Cs of Good Leadership

    Navigating the 7 Cs of Good Leadership

    Navigating the rough waters of management for the first time can feel like crossing an ocean without a compass. Master these 7 Cs of good leadership and see the difference it can make for your crew.

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  • The First 3 Things to Do After Being Promoted

    The First 3 Things to Do After Being Promoted

    “Leadership is about creating the environment that motivates people to reveal their magnificence every day.” How can you approach a new role with this attitude? Here are 3 things you can do on Day 1.

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  • 3 Strategies For Managing Your Toughest Conversations

    3 Strategies For Managing Your Toughest Conversations

    Avoid the trauma and the drama of tough conversations with these three “P’s” to make any conversation just a bit more comfortable. NY Times Bestselling Author Alan Fine shows you how.

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  • Listen Up: How to Be a Better Manager Through Active Listening

    Listen Up: How to Be a Better Manager Through Active Listening

    The #1 thing employees want from their managers is to feel heard. Most managers think they listen to their employees, but employees don’t feel heard. Read for 8 tips to make you a better listener.

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  • Fostering Meaningful Dialogue

    Fostering Meaningful Dialogue

    Meaningful dialogue is essential for successful change. Dialogue creates and facilitates new work, new ideas, and the adherence and follow-up needed to execute on initiatives.

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  • 7 Reasons Your Managers Are Terrible Coaches

    7 Reasons Your Managers Are Terrible Coaches

    1 in 2 U.S. employees leave their jobs to get a way from a bad manager. What exactly are managers doing (or not doing) that's so awful? Read this infographic to find out.

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  • Would Your Employees Unfriend You?

    Would Your Employees Unfriend You?

    One of the most important relationships is between an employee and their manager; bad manager relationships account to 75% of voluntary turnover. Take this quiz to see how your relationships stack up.

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  • 5 Common Leaderships Traps and How to Avoid Them

    5 Common Leaderships Traps and How to Avoid Them

    We all make mistakes. In this article, discover the 5 most common mistakes leaders make and how to avoid them. It’s applicable for new managers, experienced managers, and even executives.

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  • 3 Hidden Lessons Managers Shouldn't Learn the Hard Way

    3 Hidden Lessons Managers Shouldn't Learn the Hard Way

    Being a new manager is tough. Don't let your new managers cause problems in your organization. Make them part of the solution with these 3 simple lessons.

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  • Are You a Manager or a Coach?

    Are You a Manager or a Coach?

    Managerial skills are important, but they’re no longer enough. This article provides 3 critical distinctions between managers and coaches.

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  • Are Your Managers Coaches-in-Training or Coaching Pros?

    Are Your Managers Coaches-in-Training or Coaching Pros?

    80% of HR Managers agree coaching is a key leadership practice, but only 1/5 of them think their leaders do it well. Take this quiz to see how your managers stack up.

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  • Men, Women and Impostor Syndrome: Why Your Rockstar Feels Like a Fraud

    Men, Women and Impostor Syndrome: Why Your Rockstar Feels Like a Fraud

    Discover the secret to eradicating self-doubt and boosting your team’s confidence. View this infographic for a series of critical coaching tips that will ensure your good employees become even better.

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  • Watch Your Mouth: Making Conversations Count

    Watch Your Mouth: Making Conversations Count

    Conversations are the core of performance and every conversation we have has an impact. Our only choice is what kind of impact we have. This article will help you make the best of any conversation.

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  • 7 Essential Behaviors for Better Coaching Conversations

    7 Essential Behaviors for Better Coaching Conversations

    Good coaching drives great results. This article explains the 7 behaviors of all great coaches and how to develop them. In less than 10 minutes, you’ll be on your way to drawing out better performance

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  • "Yes, and..." What Coaching and Improv Comedy Have in Common

    "Yes, and..." What Coaching and Improv Comedy Have in Common

    Improv comedy, chaotic though it may seem, has one basic rule. Surprisingly, that rule can also have huge implications for leadership.

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  • 3 Things All Great Leaders Know How to Be

    3 Things All Great Leaders Know How to Be

    Are you providing growth and development opportunities to your employees? If you want to elevate individual growth, focus on the value of personal relationships. These 3 tips will get you started.

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  • 10 Tips for Top Coaches

    10 Tips for Top Coaches

    Coaching a team can be taxing whether you’re a catechumen or a connoisseur. These 10 tips can keep your team on track and moving forward.

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