Posts Tagged: Leadership Council

The Fourth Gate in the Pipeline: Managing a Function

Managers who manage managers have hopefully learned the skills necessary to manage themselves, to manage others, and to manager managers. They’ve picked up skill sets in coaching, setting and communicating clear goals, listening, monitoring, rewarding, empowering subordinates and others. Once they’ve mastered these basics, they may be ready to move on to managing a function…. Read more »

Finding the Right Combination: A Lesson in Leadership

Leadership requires constant growth and understanding of not just yourself and your management style, but also of your employees and coworkers. Critical to leadership is having a keen understanding on how to best navigate your environment to produce desired results. At any stage of your career, you can be a leader and exhibit leadership qualities…. Read more »

The Third Gate in the Pipeline: Managing Managers

Taking on a team of first line managers is a challenging transition in the leadership pipeline – although, according to Charan, Drotter and Noel, it doesn’t get a lot of attention. If you’ve been making the natural progression from managing Self to managing Others to managing Managers, then you’ve been making quite a few adjustments… Read more »

The Second Gate in the Pipeline: Managing Others

Congratulations! You’ve done well. Your performance has been exemplary and we would like to offer you a promotion. Go do great things! We know you can do it! You’ve gotten your first management assignment! Congratulations! Taking on that first management assignment is scary and exciting. You tell your friends and family. You wonder what the… Read more »

Leadership: Learning by Doing

A learning curve is a natural part of just about everything we do. Learning to walk, children stumble and sometimes break things. Learning to play an instrument, we often miss a note. Learning to lead people has a learning curve too. It takes time, patience (from everyone involved), and practice. Lot’s of practice! There is… Read more »