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Don’t Let A Promotion Go To Your Head

Don’t Let A Promotion Go To Your Head leadership promotion

 A promotion is great, but many leaders aren’t prepared to face the challenges that come with it. Some new leaders let the power of a promotion go to their head with disastrous consequences. I can remember being cocky and overconfident back in my early days of leading a team. Now when I look back, […]

To Promote From Within, or Not: That is the Question

To Promote From Within, or Not: That is the Question Promote from within

Promoting from within is still a good idea, despite many of the pitfalls involved. Most of the people in our training classes report being promoted from within. There are several advantages that come along with it. For instance, they know the work; they have a better understanding of how the company operates, and they already […]

5 Mistakes Newly Promoted Supervisors Make

5 Mistakes Newly Promoted Supervisors Make

I remember my first supervisory job back when I was 22 years old, supervising a group of peers my own age and five people who were many years more senior than I (and many of them had previous management experience). Partly based on a fear of making mistakes and an overactive ego/bravado I made many […]

5 Tips for First-Time Managers

Jennifer King, HR Analyst at Software Advice, posted an excellent list of five tips for newly-promoted managers. She built this list from interviewing managers and practitioners. Read the whole post: http://blog.softwareadvice.com/articles/hr/5-tips-for-first-time-managers-1031912/ The five steps include: the need to get to know your team and what motivates them learning to shift your sense of satisfaction to […]

From Doer to Leader

When a great employee becomes a team leader, supervisor or manager, the transition isn’t always smooth. This week we examine some of the challenges and advice for moving from doer to leader.    Great workers can become mediocre leaders if they don’t acknowledge that some of the characteristics of being a great worker can work […]