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Tagged with “manager tool” (4)

  1. Skip Levels (Part 1) | Manager Tools

    Our guidance about a rarely used but powerful Manager Tool, The Skip Level.

    If you've ever wondered what was going on at senior levels, and thought that if "they" would keep you informed, things would be a whole lot better, the Skip Level is YOUR way of reducing those problems in your part of your organization.

    The fact is, it's hard to communicate even directly to your team.

    Many of us learned that when we "discover" our teams through One on Ones.

    —Huffduffed by chriskaschner

  2. Peer One on Ones - Part 1 | Manager Tools

    This guidance recommends why and how to meet weekly, or regularly, with your peer managers.

    The higher you go up in your organization, the more you realize that youre actually less and less able to get things done all by yourself. CEOs say they feel like theyre running in oatmeal they cant make things happen as directly as they used to. When youre the VP of Sales, you cant MAKE that new product you just KNOW your customers will buy like crazy. If youre the Chief of Manufacturing, even a perfectly made product has to be sold by someone else.

    Simply put: relationships grow in importance over the course of ones career. And that means an effective manager, a Manager Tools Manager, will spend time developing and maintaining important internal relationships. There are a lot of ways to do this, but the easiest is to use the Manager Tools Peer One on One Model.

    —Huffduffed by chriskaschner

  3. Rolling Out the Manager Tools’ Trinity - Part 1 (Hall Of Fame Guidance) | Manager Tools

    This cast describes how to gradually implement Manager Tools' Management Trinity (One on Ones, Feedback, Coaching - and Delegation!).

    We've been asked a thousand questions about what to do and when to do it when it comes to the Management Trinity, and we've finally gotten frustrated enough to do something about it.

    We assumed that a lot of the ideas we're going to share here just made sense, and managers were taking the parts of the Trinity step by step, mastering each one, and adding new parts as they were able.

    And then we got an email complaining that putting ALL FOUR of the Trinity in place all at once was "JUST TOO HARD".

    And, that listener was right — it was too hard — and we weren't helping by not sharing our guidance.

    We've shared these ideas with hundreds of corporate client managers — and now it's time to share it with everyone.

    Step by step, here's how you do it.

    If you ask us, if there WERE a Manager Tools Hall of Fame (HOF), this cast would be in it.

    —Huffduffed by chriskaschner