Promote a Millennial to Management and Lose Them

Unless you provide training, coaching and support, you risk losing your best talent when you move them into leadership. This article from the Inc., states: Seventy-one percent of Millennials who are likely to leave an organization in two years are dissatisfied with how their leadership skills are being developed. Sixty-nine percent of Millennials aspire to be leaders in the next five years and 60 percent of Millennials want training to develop their leadership skills. I have a client who promoted their top software engineer, a 26-year-old who was the best of the best. She had natural leadership ability, but lacked practical management skills; communication, job performance feedback, delegati

5 Ways to Be a Better Boss (Definitely Try This At Home)

If you are going to be a great boss, you must care for yourself first. There is no way you can be patient, thoughtful, creative and a great communicator if you are stressed out and feel terrible. Take these small steps to see big benefits: 1. Sleep – Do not brag about how you can do well on 5 hours a night. No one can! This article from the Hult International Business School states that 72% of managers noted difficulty concentrating on tasks because of lack of sleep. Head to bed just 15 minutes earlier tonight and add 15 minutes each week until you get around 7-8 hours each night. 2. Eat – When you consume garbage, you’ll feel and look like garbage. So if you want to grow in your

Why Can't They Just Do Their Job?!

It’s so frustrating when employees spend too much time on social media, or focus on their kids' activities more than their job, or have body odor. I just finished teaching a Vital Learning course that covered all of those issues. Yes, including the stinky employee. The bottom line is that employees are going to have some bad habits, especially when they are starting out in their careers. It’s your job as their boss to address those issues. Here are 6 tips to help you deal with these types of issues today: Never confront an employee in front of others. If you’re in a small office, schedule a walk together to talk about the situation. Meet in person or over the phone if you are in separate loc

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