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Recommendation: The Manager Tools Trinity

I’ve found the “Basics” series of podcasts from Manager Tools really helpful. You might too.

I’ve got to the end of the episodes on Feedback and so far their advice is well thought through (based on good fundamental principles) clear and actionable. Recommended.

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One on Ones
Effective managers create relationships with each of their directs. To do that, we recommend spending 30 minutes every week talking to the direct about their work.

A solid relationship with one’s directs is the most important thing great managers do. The best way we know to make that happen is One on Ones.

Feedback
Great managers talk about performance all the time. They do so easily, quickly, both positive and negative…

Coaching
Great managers are never satisfied. They ask for higher performance. Our goal-driven coaching model makes it easy for you to oversee the skill and performance improvement of your directs – in 5 minutes a week. If you’ve been avoiding coaching because training plans take too much time, you’re doing it wrong.

Delegation
Effective managers push work down. It frees them up to work on higher value projects and develops their team’s capabilities. Our delegation model tells you what to delegate, why and, most importantly, how.

Effective Meetings
We all have too many meetings. Let’s make them as effective as we can, with some simple rules and standards…

Manager Tools – Basics

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