Management 101

Basic Management Training, Tips and Tricks for the Novice Leader.

Young Managers – How Do They Lead Older Subordinates?






Effect Of Generational Differences On Young Managers How does understanding generational differences affect the success of new managers? More and more managers are (and will be) younger than their team members. What must a “younger” manager consider when leading “older” team members? – Andy in Ohio Great questions, Andy. As someone who has been on(…)






The Traps New Managers Fall Into






The New Manager Traps Help, I’m lost. I’ve been a manger for exactly 34 days and I feel like I’m drowning. The biggest issues I have are my time (there’s not enough) and my people (I am now responsible for the lives and livelihoods of 19 people). Any advice? Alan in San Diego, CA Alan,(…)






The First Time Manager Dilemma, How Do You Gain Respect?






  How Does A Young Manager Gain Respect? I am a young, newly promoted sales manager who stepped into what feels like a mine trap. I have been appointed to a brand new store filled with employees who lack professionalism and seem to be all out for themselves. I am the youngest associate to ever(…)






Business Writing – The Most Common Typos in Email Today






Whatever Happened to Good Business Writing?   (To read the first article in this series, please follow this link.)   (To read the Twelve Worst Business Email Etiquette Mistakes of All Time, as determined by the editors of AskTheManager.com, follow this link.)   …   As promised in yesterday’s post, here is the list of(…)






Management by Questioning: Training Sales Managers to Lead in Tough Economic Times






Management by Questioning… Not the most electrifying title for a post, I know, but an important topic nonetheless.   A friend who owns a successful business recently lamented that his sales teams were ineffective selling into the “terrible economy” we’re faced with today. I was surprised, because this man has always done a great job(…)






Indecision and Analysis Paralysis






I received the following question from a reader this week: “My manager is a constant procrastinator, who seems to always fail at making decisions. It’s not that he makes bad decisions, he simply won’t ever make any decision. Whenever I approach him with a suggestion, he always wants me to go back and get more(…)






Integrity






A weird thing happened to a friend of mine recently (let’s call my friend Sue). Her company is one of the three largest customers of one of their providers. The provider, we’ll call them Widgets, Inc. had spent thousands of dollars entertaining Sue and some of her coworkers over the last couple of years. During(…)






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