How Should Millennials Lead in the Workplace?

This article from Marketplace hit me because it’s sound, practical advice for millennials who are thinking about management, are emerging leaders, or have been thrown into management with no training or support. Here are my takeaways and added advice from How Should Millennials Lead in the Workplace? 1. A Good Manager Is – Brian Wong, the 26-year-old co-founder and CEO of Kiip states, “A good manager is someone who believes in you not just because of your skills, but for your natural propensity to do something…someone who wants to help you unearth that and isn't concerned about their position or any politics, but rather just about passing on as much knowledge as possible. The beauty of a man

When You Show You Value Your Employees’ Ideas, They Will Go Above and Beyond

As a manager, one of your responsibilities is to help your team members grow. By understanding and valuing team members’ opinions, a manager can create a stronger relationship within his/her team and give employees confidence in themselves and in their work. Creating this environment not only satisfies your team members, but also creates a sense of empowerment in their jobs. In an article from Forbes, it states that “Employees who feel valued and appreciated by their leaders are infinitely more likely to go above and beyond for the company and hold themselves accountable for their part of a project.” By positively reinforcing that their opinions and ideas are valued, the manager creates a st

3 Ways to be a Better Boss

This article from The Muse, is practical and makes sense if you’re a busy manager. It takes less than 2 minutes to read, but if you don’t have that much time, here are my takeaways and added advice: #1 - Put One-on-Ones on the Calendar - I love the idea of doing a recurring calendar invitation for 30 minute one-on-one sessions with team members; and don’t change or cancel them! My added advice: If you don’t have anything pressing to talk about, rather than cancel the session, spend 10 minutes just chatting. By building relationships with your team members, you will build trust. #2 - Stop Using Band-Aids - If a team member makes a mistake, don’t give the task to someone else. Do some coaching

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