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Management is a skill that can be learned. Some of the skills a good manager needs are explained in these articles.
  1. Coaching (13)
  2. Communication (21)
  3. Manage Conflict (12)
  4. Management Tips (28)
  5. Mentoring (3)
  6. Public Speaking (10)

Management Skills Pyramid
The management skills pyramid shows the skills a manager must master to be successful and shows how these management skills build on each other toward success.

Level 1 Management Skills
Level 1 is the basic skills any beginning manager must master. It is the foundation of the management skills pyramid which shows the skills a manager must master to be successful and shows how these management skills build on each other toward success.

Level 2 Management Skills
Level 2 is the team building skills any developing manager must master. It is the next level of the management skills pyramid which shows the skills a manager must master to be successful and shows how these management skills build on each other toward success.

Level 3 Management Skills
Level 3 is where the developing manager must master personal development. It is the next level of the management skills pyramid which shows the skills a manager must master to be successful and shows how these management skills build on each other toward success.

Hiring Manager's Guide To Recruiting
The Hiring Manager's Guide To Recruiting - How Hiring Managers Can Recruit The Best

Insiders Guide To The Hiring Decision
The Insiders Guide To The Hiring Decision details how the hiring manager actually makes the decision of which candidate to hire.

Management Skill Level
Managers have many different skill levels. They list their level and what they need to do to move up to the next level.

Fairness Is Good Management
Fairness is just good management. If you want to be a good manager you have to be fair to all. Learn what that means and how to be fair.

Approve Expense Reports
Guidelines for the review and approval of expense reports

Soft Skills For Managers - What Soft Skills Managers Need Most
Soft Skills For Managers - What Soft Skills Managers Need Most

Good Management Is Predictive Management Not Reactive Management
Good Management Is Predictive Management Not Reactive Management, This article explains the difference between predictive management and reactive management and outlines how to improve your skill in predictive management.

Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
Key Performance Indicators, also known as KPI or Key Success Indicators (KSI), help an organization define and reach its goals

Job Interview Questions to Ask
What are the top questions a manager wants to ask of a prospective employe in a job interview and what do they tell you.

Meeting Management
Meetings can be very productive. Or they can be a tremendous waste of time. These simple guidelines can help you make your meetings more effective.

Hiring Manager
Glossary definition of Hiring Manager

Hiring Authority
Glossary definition of Hiring Authority

How To Write a Progress Report
As a manager, you will be often called upon to report the progress of something you are working on or are responsible for. This article gives you an outline to guide the preparation of those reports.

30 Tips for New Managers: Part 1
Tips for new managers, management mistakes to avoid

Tips for New Managers: Part 2
Tips for new managers, management mistakes to avoid

Individual Development Plan (IDP) Samples for Managers
Samples of individual development plans (IDPs) for managers

A Proactive Approach to Tough Feedback
Feedback sessions are tough when an employee is caught off guard. Taking a proactive approach to tough feedback eliminates the shock and surprise.

10 Ways to Ignite Employee Performance
10 ways to improve employee performance.

The Top 10 Performance Appraisal Blunders a Manager can Make
A cynical look at some of the common performance appraisal mistakes managers make.

How to Build a Winning Team
How to create a high performing, winning team.

12 Ways for Leaders to Build a Solid Foundation of Trust with their Employees
Leadership requires a solid foundation of trust - this article by management and leadership expert Dan McCarthy gives leaders a 12 step plan to build trust with their employees.

10 Things Your Employees May Not be Telling You

70 Awesome Coaching Questions Using the GROW Model
Coaching is the art of asking questions to help someone achieve a goal or goals. This article provides managers with 70 awesome coaching questions to use within the GROW coaching model.

10 Really Lame Reasons for Not Developing Your Employees
A compelling argument for why managers should invest in the development of their employees.

How to Align Your Team Around a Shared Vision: Part 1, Preparation
If you're taking over a new team, starting a project, or just need to take your team in another direction, here is a 10 step process on how to create a shared vision using a collaborative approach.

10 Leadership Lessons from Horrible Bosses
How to learn valuable leadership from your worst bosses

When is Coaching a Bad Idea?

15 Ways to Rain on a Brainstorming Session
Here are 10 of the most common ways to ruin a brainstorming session.

8 Ways to Develop Better Common Sense
Can you improve your "common sense", or help someone else improve their common sense? This article shows you how.

How to Help Your Manager Get Promoted
You won't get that promotion if your boss can't be promoted - here's how to help your manager be more successful.

10 Ways to Motivate Your Employees
Here are 10 ways for managers to create a workplace environment where employees will feel motivated to do their best.

The Secret to Becoming a Better Leader
Instead of trying to improve too many things at once, leaders would be better off just focusing on one thing at a time. This article explains why and how.

14 Characteristics of Amazing Mentors
Learn the 14 characteristics of being an effective mentor

Talent Obsession Weekly
Executive coach Beth Armknecht Miller describes how to build continuous learning into weekly meetings.

The 10 Essential Roles of a Manager
What exactly does a manager do? What should a manager do? his article describes the 11 essential roles of a manager.

21 Free Leadership & Management Video Sites
A recommended list of 21 free leadership and management development websites. No rotten tomatoes here!

How to Manage Workplace Conflict
Workplace conflict in inevitable, and it's a manager's job to deal with it. Read more to learn how.

40 Ways to Improve 360 Degree Assessment Discussions
How to maximize the value of a 360 degree assessment.

10 Models for Leading Change
10 models for leading individual and organizational change.

Top 2 Myths Leaders Have About Igniting Employee Passion
As a leader, you first need to understand your employee. You need to understand their strengths and challenges, skills, knowledge, and values before you can ever hope to influence their passion.

How to Persuade an Employee to Resign
There is an alternative to firing a poorly performing employee - a manager can give the employee the option of making their own decision to resign.

20 Characteristics of Successful Senior Executives
Read about the common characteristics that separate successful executives from the rest.

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