A Manager’s Support Network

On a three-part interview with social media expert Phil Gerbyshak from several years back, there was an interesting question posted at the end of it: “Are you properly nurturing your supporting relationships? What have you done lately to nurture your support network?” In that case, they were referring to personal support networks. But my thoughts […]

So You Want to Become a Manager. Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Great One?

For some, but not all, moving into a management position is a natural evolution in one’s career. Maybe it comes from the feeling of wanting the challenge that comes from going to next level, or maybe you are thinking, “My boss is a jerk! I can do better than that guy (or gal)!” Regardless of […]

Divas, While Talented, Don’t Make Good Managers

I’ve talked before about it being perfectly acceptable if you would rather stay as a hands-on member of a team rather than assuming a leadership position at work. In that post I said: Being a manager is not a good fit for everyone. It really is not. And that’s not a bad thing — it […]

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