We can’t keep
managing managing
like this

We’ve all heard the old adage, “employees don’t leave companies, they leave managers,” but this saying is quick to point the finger without recognizing the underlying need for better manager support. Time and time again, we’ve seen that the success of managers is one of the greatest indicators of success for an organization. Despite being asked to wear more ‘hats’ than ever, managers are underwater, short on time, and lack the support they need.

The challenges of the modern work world demand that managers master both the emotional and the logistical, the transactional, and the interpersonal. That’s not going to change, but what can change – what has to change – is the training, ongoing support, and tools we can provide managers to face these challenges.

Over the coming months, we’ll explore new ways for HR teams to support your teams by redefining what it means to be a manager. Consider this a central hub for resources to help you develop your managers, better support your employees, and ultimately inspire a ripple of change within your company.

Unlocking the power of 1-on-1 meetings

1-on-1 meetings are a manager’s opportunity to build engagement, morale, and trust between individual contributors and the larger organization.



A guide to 1-on-1 meetings

Download the guide to learn best practices and strategies for running more meaningful and productive 1-on-1s. BONUS: this guide includes a digital 1-on-1 template you can easily share with your managers to drive better conversations.

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How to be a better manager in this new world of work

What if we made the primary function of managers to, well... manage? In this article, we explore the current state of management, key areas to adopt a more human approach, and new strategies to help HR better enable managers.

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How to help new managers manage it all: a transition checklist

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How to help managers have more impactful 1-on-1 meetings

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The LeaderLab: The three-level playback

Mediocre leaders often talk more than they listen. Exceptional leaders understand that their rhetoric is meaningless unless they’re in sync with their team. This podcast from LifeLabs Learning talks about how leaders can develop and improve their listening skills.