How to Manage Poor Work Performance & How To Improve It

One of my favorite things about what I do is having the opportunity to lead and manage others. I get to build teams, develop individuals, connect with people one-on-one, and coach them through key moments in their careers. But with the good comes the bad—and as a manager, it’s up to me to seek out […]

9 Elements of Great Engineering Management That Every Manager Can Follow

When you manage a software engineering team and someone tells you that great engineering management doesn’t exist, it can be more than a little frustrating. Because you know it does. In fact, the degree to which software engineering management has been debated and deliberated is somewhat surprising. Apparently, there are those who believe our commitments […]

How To Manage Employee Burnout

It’s important to look for employee burnout signs. When employees get overstressed, all kinds of bad things can happen. They are more prone to make mistakes, become actively disengaged, and even face increased risks of serious health problems ranging from high blood pressure to depression. We know from the American Institute of Stress that 80% […]

Managing Remote Employees: 3 Steps to Improving Communication

The latest Gallup analysis is in, and it tells a rather interesting story for those managing remote employees. The State of the American Workplace study is filled with insights that indicate the benefits of remote work may be even greater than previously reported. “Gallup consistently has found that flexible scheduling and work-from-home opportunities play a […]

How To Avoid The Common Mistakes Of First-Time Managers

There are few things more overwhelming than the first time you experience the sudden responsibility of a group of employees. Whether you’re being promoted among your peers, entering a new organization in a leadership position or moving over to another department to lead a team, your first crack at this new level of authority is […]