Stepping into the role of manager for the first time can be a little daunting. It's natural to feel a bit anxious but, remember, you were promoted because others have faith in you. You earned this job! Here are a few tips to help you make a successful transition into this next phase of your career.
Meet with your direct reports individually as soon as possible
It's important to sit down privately with each individual as soon as you can. This is a discovery meeting for both of you, but also a chance to start forming a connection. What are their skills and interests and how well do they align ...Readmore
Business leaders know that access to reliable data is vital to sound decision making. Over the years, gathering and making sense of data has become an increasingly important aspect of business operations. Terms like "big data" have emerged, as have new jobs in areas such as data management and data analytics. While data is key at any time, it is never more critical than in a time of difficulty or crisis -- whether that relates to the organization itself or society at large. That's why, as we enter 2021, still caught up in a global pandemic, a keen focus on data will be especially important...Readmore
Getting together in person as a team may seem off-limits for many businesses and non-profits during a pandemic, but with adherence to public health guidelines and careful planning, it is possible to do so safely. Recently, Forge Coaching & Consulting conducted a day-long session led by Manon Dulude, Leadership Development Coach for the Halton Learning Foundation (HLF). Here, Manon and Lesley Mansfield, CEO, HLF, describe the experience.
What session was provided and how many individuals were involved?
Dulude: The workshop is called Building Communication Bridges with Style, and it's ...Readmore
How Leaders Can Help Team Members Stay Focused, Positive and Engaged
Since March, COVID-19 has impacted virtually every aspect of our lives. Many of us are feeling worn down, restless, anxious, and depressed. The novelty of working from home, once yearned for by many, has long since worn off. Instead, a sense of isolation and loneliness has set in. COVID fatigue is a serious concern for both individuals and businesses because it can impact focus, positivity, engagement, and one's overall sense of well being. As a business leader during this pandemic, you may have noticed a subtle, negat...Readmore